We've been introduced to a number of new Sony handsets in recent weeks, including the Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia T2 Ultra, and today that streak of meeting new Sony phones continues. Things are a little different this time, though, because the device we're meeting hasn't yet been made official.
Images of a new Sony device referred to as the "D6503" have been posted to the xda-developers forums by user iRimas. While it carries an OmniBalance design similar to the Xperia Z1, this new D6503 has a few notable differences. Those include slightly smaller side bezels, a lanyard hole that's switched sides from the Z1 and a bottom speaker that takes the form of three small holes rather than one large mesh cutout.
Hard details on this D6503 are still light, but iRimas claims that it's packing a 5.2-inch display, which is slightly larger than the 5-incher found on the Z1 and could explain the slightly smaller side bezels. The screen is also said to be "much better" than the Z1's. The D6503 is also reportedly packing a 20.7-megapixel camera, Android 4.3 and a body that's thinner than its Z1 sibling.
So what might the true identity of this mysterious Sony D6503 device be? That much is still up in the air for now. Sony is undoubtedly working on a successor to its Xperia Z1 flagship, and with its similar but refined design and slightly larger display, the D6503 could be it. If this is indeed a new Sony device, there's a chance that it could make the trip to Barcelona for an official unveiling at Mobile World Congress at the end of February. Good thing that there are several images of this D6503 to keep us occupied until then. Check out a couple more in our gallery below and a full set at the xda link below.