Leaked: photos showing Sony D6503 ‘Sirius’ (Xperia Z2?) alongside Xperia Z1

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Sony SiriusGuess Sony’s spectacular Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact handhelds are old news already, as the excitement is slowly but steadily shifting towards a mystery big guy carrying the D6503 model number. This is allegedly known on the inside as “Sirius” and may debut at next month’s MWC either as a ZL follow-up or Z1 sequel.

Since the first-gen ZL, introduced to the world at CES 2013 alongside the Xperia Z, was codenamed C6503, odds are the D6503 is not the Xperia Z2 after all, but rather a ZL 2 (ZM? ZL Plus?).

Whatever it is, it certainly looks sleeker and cooler than the Z1, as you can tell from the side-by-side comparison posted by an XDA forum member in the know. As the photos are crystal clear and obviously very fresh, there’s no way we’re dealing with a hoax, so it’s nearly set in stone Sony has some kind of big press announcement in store for the Mobile World Congress.

Sony Sirius-2

Just don’t expect Sirius to be such an extreme revamping of Sony’s 2013 spearheads. It’s a tad larger, at 5.2 inches or so, rocks slightly slimmer bezels than the Z1, however it reportedly keeps the display resolution and processing speed bars at the same level: 1,080p and quad-core Snapdragon 800.

One little upgrade on the horizon is a RAM boost, from 2 to 3 gigs, whereas on the software side of things Android 4.4 KitKat is expected to run the show, sidekicked by a brand new Xperia user interface. Sounds decent, but Sony can probably do better. Much, much better.

Via [XDA Forum], [Xperia Blog]

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