Since Sony is now in the habit of releasing one flagship phone every half year and since the second half of 2014 has already begun, fans are eagerly expecting the Japanese manufacturer to announce its next in the Xperia Z series. The Xperia Z3 and along with it, the Xperia Z3 Compact, successor to the Xperia Z1 Compact, may be unveiled any time now, probably during the IFA 2014 to be held in Berlin, Germany during September 5 to 10.

There have been several rumors and leaks about both the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact regarding metal frame, certification, images, About screen etc. Now another leak has emerged which points to the September availability of both the devices.

Although there is no official statement, an internal document from the Vodafone Germany stores mentions about a raffle to be held and those getting maximum points from 01 July to 30 September 2014 will win a trip to New York on Black Friday. There are a string of smartphones mentioned and the points that will be obtained from them.

And also mentioned in the list are… hold your breath… Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and both will fetch 1.5 points each as you can see for yourself in the picture:

 Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact-raffle

Point worth noting is that the raffle competition ends on 30 September2014 and since both Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact are included in the list, it stands to reason that both the handsets must be available in the stores for purchase before 30 September.

In view of this, there are two possibilities. Either the two smartphones will be announced at the IFA in early September and will go on sale soon after within 2 to 3 weeks or they may be unveiled before the IFA and then released in the stores, as the contest has already begun on July 1 according to the picture. Of course it is possible that the document in question is not genuine.

What do you think?