Expected to cost under $200, the BlackBerry Z3 packs a large touch screen but no physical keyboard.
Pricing not available
Surfacing in the run-up to the annual IFA trade show, it appears Sony may push its next-gen flagship out the door a few months early.
The Korean electronics giant will show the phone at the Tizen Developer Conference, taking place this week in San Francisco.
Sony also promises that the Android 4.3 update is "right around the corner" for the rest of its Xperia lineup.
The handset ships with a 5-inch display and comes with Blackberry 10.2.1.
The Xperia Z1F is a sawed-off version of Sony's waterproof flagship Android smartphone, with a 4.3-inch screen instead of a 5-incher.
The Sony Xperia Z1 gets that shrinking feeling with a new, smaller version officially announced in Japan.
The 5-inch touchscreen phone, previously codenamed Jakarta, has been shown off by BlackBerry execs.
The Q20 is designed for the business market, while the Foxconn phone will launch first in Indonesia in April.
Acer has lifted the lid on two new smarties ahead of Mobile World Congress next week. And they're both very affordable.