Sony Xperia Z3X Phablet Has a Monster Camera and a 6.2 Inch Quad HD Trimaster EL Display

If you think Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are the only trump cards that the legendary Japanese company is keeping up its sleeves, think again.

A couple of tech websites in China, 3533 News and Digi-Wo, have just leaked purported photos and technical specifications of Sony's upcoming follow-up to its very successful Xperia Z Ultra flagship phablet from 2013 -- and from the looks of it, it's going to be a true powerhouse.

Already being called Sony Xperia Z3X, this smartphone-tablet hybrid is believed to don not just the best display and internal specifications out of all handset releases by the Japanese Giant but also to feature the most powerful camera for the Xperia line that Sony has come up with to date.

Sony Xperia Z3X

According to the Chinese sites, Z3X will flaunt a massive 6.2-inch Quad HD Trimaster EL display panel, which is a level-up from the Triluminos screens found on Sony's current releases. Quoting Sony, TRIMASTER EL technology surpasses other conventional OLED technology by adhering to five key values – unrivalled black reproduction, very high contrast and dynamic range, wide colour space, accurate gamma and picture uniformity and superior picture accuracy, consistency and stability.

Under the hood, the phablet is expected to have 4 GB of RAM for unrivaled mobile multitasking and to be powered by Qualcomm's 64-bit 2.86 GHz Snapdragon 810 MSM8994AB chipset with an Adreno 430 GPU. Snapdragon 810 is a True Octa Core SoC with four ARM Cortex-A57 and four Cortex-A53 CPUs.

But - for me (as someone who ever rarely goes out with a DSLR or a Point-and-Shoot digicam) - what would make Sony Xpera Z3X a true 'must-have' will be its rumored all-new 22.1 MegaPixel camera with 2/3 inch sensor, flash, f/1.2 aperture, and Sony's curved photo sensor that solves Petzval field curvature issue, which usually happens when light passes through or leaks on the edge of the lens and falls in front of the sensor’s focal plane resulting in blurry or washed out shots. It's a usual problem that users experience on most smartphone cameras these days and Sony has apparently gone out of its way to fix it once and for all. Here's to hoping this feature would indeed be available on this release.

Sony Xperia Z3X is expected to hit store shelves around the world within the first half of 2015. I'm personally expecting it to be announced by the company at Mobile World Congress 2015 as their first flagship release next year. As for its price tag, off hand, I believe it will be the same as that of Sony Xperia Z Ultra upon launch, which is in the area of Php 39,000 to Php 40,000.