Some latest leaked images of Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 compact claim to have captured both handsets side by side. Both the devices appear similar as far the design is considered. However, the Xperia Z3 Compact (or Mini) looks like the smaller version of its larger sibling. The image shows that Sony is keeping the design similar for both its devices, suggesting that the manufacturer is keeping its OmniBalance design with the upcoming hardware.
There are very less details as of now related to the specifications and features of both the devices. The company is likely to launch the devices during the IFA 2014 trade show scheduled to be held in Berlin later in 2014.
Meanwhile, the company has not yet launched the Sony Xperia Z2 Compact, and some are assuming that the company is likely to launch the Xperia Z2 Compact and Z3 Compact just months apart. In such a scenario there is a possibility that the smaller Z2 should make an imminent debut, or the company could get away with the launch of the Z2 Compact altogether and push forward with the next-generation instead.
There have been rumors that the Sony Xperia Z3 would be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor along with a hefty 3GB of RAM as well as would be equipped with a high-end rear camera (likely a 20MP shooter).