Sony on Thursday has finally confirmed a September 3 event, expected to be at IFA 2014 alongside other major manufacturers. Only leaked invites had circulated for the event so far. The firm released a teaser video, with the tagline "The time to Demand Great is coming #XperiaDetails".
Along with confirming the September 3 date, the video also hints at three devices - the rumoured Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact - in a passing frame (seen above). Apart from that image, the number 3 is featured all across the video, right at the beginning with a count to 3, then 3 cups of coffee, a man wearing a shirt with the Roman number III, a footballer with the number 3 printed on his jersey, a tray of sushi with 3 items, fingernails painted in 3 colours, and finally, 3 people jumping into a pool.
Sony has also thrown-in few other hints towards the end of the teaser video, with the clock displaying that finally reveals the '03:SE:PT:14' date cycling through various characters. The first is '07:MM:06:14', which could be possibly hinting at a 7mm width. Next, '8C:u:1:28:00' is speculated to be pointing to a octa-core processor, or since the 'Cu' bit is separately highlighted, it could also be pointing to the use of copper somewhere in the phone. This may be referring to a new shatterproof screen technology recently put forth by the University of Akron, using copper nanowire coating.
The '1:28' in the '8C:u:1:28:00' may also be referring to expandable storage up to 128GB. The last hint is '03:06:H2:00', which might be the H20 for waterproof, further hinting at a IP65/68 rating for the 3 devices.Earlier the alleged Sony press invite for a pre-IFA 2014 event was leaked by a tipster with images suggesting more than one smartphone, a lens camera, speakers, a television, and some sort of stand. The invite was captioned "You are invited to the IFA 2014 Sony press conference and exclusive booth unveiling."
On Tuesday, the alleged leaked teardown images of Xperia Z3 by Xperiablog revealed both the internal architecture of the alleged Xperia Z3 handset, as well as the outer body design. The alleged teardown images indicated it would feature a 3100mAh battery - down from the 3200mAh battery on the Xperia Z2 (Review | Pictures)..
Previously the anticipated Xperia Z3 was spotted in a certification listing on Tenaa for a device with a Sony P55t model name. The listed specifications include a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display; 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor; 3GB of RAM; a 20.7-megapixel rear camera; 16GB of internal storage with microSD slot; 146.5x72.4x7.35mm dimensions; 158.4 grams weight, and Android 4.4 KitKat.From the tipped specifications for the Xperia Z3 Compact, the device might have a 4.5-inch 720x1280 pixel display, a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC processor, an Adreno 330 GPU; 2GB of RAM; a 20.7-megapixel rear camera, and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.