What’s Sony up to with the mysterious model D6603?

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Sony’s latest flagship, the Xperia Z2, is currently available for sale (assuming you can find somewhere that has it), but what’s next for the manufacturer? There are those persistent rumors of Windows Phone devices, and we’ve also checked out what might just be evidence for an early Z2 Compact. This evening we’ve got another potentially upcoming Sony handset to talk about, but it’s difficult to say just what Sony might be thinking with this one.

We’re talking about the company’s model D6603, which presents us with that screenshot below. While there’s not much to see here, benchmark readings have revealed some possible hardware specs, and while they paint the picture of a device very much like the Xperia Z2 (Snapdragon 801 SoC, 20.1MP camera), they come up short in a couple areas, like the presence of just 2GB of RAM instead of the Z2’s 3GB.

It’s this almost-but-not-quite equivalence with the Z2 that makes the D6603 so tricky to get a read on; the changes don’t seem severe enough to make the phone significantly more affordable than the Z2, so who’s it for? Could this be a future carrier variant? Maybe something like a phablet? Until we pick up some new evidence, the D6603’s mystery is likely to remain.

d6603Source: Digi-wo
Via: Xperia Blog

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!