The Sony leaks are not over yet—Xperia Blog has what appears to be a press shot of the Xperia Z3 in copper, as well as a glimpse of Sony's new SmartBand. With an e-ink screen, this accessory will probably get mega-long battery life.

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The alleged Z3 specs from the earlier leak are a little on the boring side, but more colors. Gold phones are almost a given these days, even though most of them end up looking gaudy and weird, but this copper finish actually looks rather handsome in the shots. The smart band will probably be a fitness-oriented device, judging by the screen. It's probably not intended to be an Android Wear competitor.

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This all looks legit, but we'll have the full scoop at Sony's IFA press event tomorrow (September 3rd).

[Xperia Blog]

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  • Mike Gonzalez

    the copper colored one looks pretty nice, at least it's not tacky gold like most OEMs try to pull off since Apple outed the 5S

    • Raloc

      cardboard colored

    • jonathan3579

      I'd still like the purple option though. :(

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        • jonathan3579

          That's the Z2, right? I don't know why but I love that color on Sony phones!!!

        • abobobilly

          Thats kinda girl-ish.

          • MistiXF

            Maybe that's his point? You know...gender.

          • jonathan3579

            It looks like you're hinting at something non-gender related. Lol, I'm a straight male who likes a shade of purple. I don't have any shame in that.

          • jonathan3579

            It looks a lot better in person.

          • Robb Nunya

            My high school colors were Purple & White, so I never equate purple with girly. (Lavender on the other hand...)

    • CoffeeGeeker


      You do realise that Apple copied the Asian-favoured "champagne metal" colour from Asian manufacturers who have been doing it for a decade, or longer, right? My friend has a "champagne" colour netbook from 6 years ago.

      • Mike Gonzalez

        they may have copied the champagne gold from asian manufacturers but it didnt go mainstream until the 5S

        • CoffeeGeeker

          yeah, it did, go big time, long before Apple.

          Maybe you just don't know many Asian folk or have any exposure to Asian culture. Just because you didn't see any "champagne" finishes on electronics products in your 'hood before Apple doesn't mean there weren't tens of millions (hundreds of millions) of fakey gold "champagne" finishes on Asian brand electronics around the world, long before Apple caused Steve Jobs to roll over in his grave and copy the metal finish that would ensure many more sales of the iPhone in Asian markets.

          • MistiXF

            Exactly. Don't you love the americans? Nothing exists until they "invent" it.

          • Robb Nunya

            Well, we ARE used to Asians copying everything we make and selling a cheap knock off. So the one time Apple does it themselves, we're a little skeptical that they actually innovated instead of copied.

        • Nathan
  • Anfronie

    No Android Wear? :(

    • Stephen Gomez

      Android Wear is still more of a watch thing,wouldn't work out for smartbands until Google properly supports it.

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    I'm pretty sure you stole this from TK Tech News. Come on Android Police ;)

    • Slesvig

      If you look closely, you see the pictures are from Xperia Blog.

      • Matthew DiGiacomo


  • Cristiano Allan

    I'd rather Motorola customization options! There're much more enjoyable, fun, unique and beautiful.

    • WhyWai

      you can buy white version and buy decal sticker to stick at the back like screen protector. It's glass after all. :)

      • Cristiano Allan

        Yeah, could be a great solution, but I like Motorola software and features better! ;)

  • cop

    Looks great in copper!

  • WhyWai

    Looks Great!

  • CoffeeGeeker

    Copper's a fantastic (if real) material to use in products except for one key thing - it's soft as heck. If this were real copper, it'd develop a patina (some love it, some don't). But it's also... soft as heck. That said, authentic copper colour is so much more pleasing than the typical Asian "champagne" colour (which, I know Steve Jobs is rolling in his grave over the iPhone getting).

    • Robb Nunya

      I'd like my phone in Statue of Liberty Green please!

  • Brady

    that band is appealing (to me, anyway). still holding out for razr's nabu though.

    • Robb Nunya

      Yeah, when working out outside, that would rock.

  • James Bond

    Hmm I had a suspicion that there would be some type of copper variation. On the promo it had the letters "Cu" the elemental symbol for copper.