If this 22MP Sony Xperia Z3X is real, we'll eat our smartphones

Sony's leaked phablet has a dream spec sheet, but is it too good to be true?
If this 22MP Sony Xperia Zx3 is real, we'll eat our smartphones

If this 22MP Sony Xperia Zx3 is real, we'll eat our smartphones

Renders of a Sony Xperia Z Ultra successor have leaked online, and it's a spec fiend's dream. Assuming it's real, that is.

The Xperia Z3X, as it will reportedly be called, has a gigantic 22MP sensor on its rear, at least according to the source on Chinese site digi-wo.

Other specs include a 6.14in display (smaller than the Z Ultra's 6.5in screen), along with a 2560 x 1152 resolution, which is a little shy of the LG G3's 2560 x 1600 display.

The Xperia Z3X is also said to be powered by Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, which will rest beneath the Z3X's 7.9mm-thin shell. Considering that Snapdragon 805 chips have yet to make their way into mainstream phones, we're more than a little skeptical however.

And our skepticism isn't helped by the huge, outlandish camera accessories either, which appear to include a full-size external flash that wouldn't look out of place hugging a DSLR.

It wouldn't be the first time Sony's thrown an imaging surprise our way (remember the wireless QX10 lens?) - but we still think that this is a little too far fetched.

Still, the renders and specs are out there, and while we're swallowing it all with near-lethal levels of salt, we can only wait and see. Stay tuned.

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[digi-wo via Tech Radar]