Sony has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3, at IFA 2014 event in Berlin. The company has not revealed the pricing and availability details of the smartphone. In addition to the Xperia Z3, Sony has also launched the Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, and Xperia E3.
The new Sony Xperia Z3 features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) TRILUMINOS display and is backed by X-Reality for mobile picture engine. The Xperia Z3 houses 20.7-megapixel autofocus rear camera with 4K (Ultra-HD) video recording, Exmor RS and pulsed LED flash. It also comes with a 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera onboard for selfie and video chatting.
The phablet runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS and powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM. It has 16GB of built-in storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
Xperia Z3 includes an IP65/68 certification, which makes the phone dust-proof and waterproof. It will be available in Black, Copper, Silver Green, and White variant colours. It measures 146.5x72x7.3mm and weighs 152 grams.
In terms of connectivity options, the Xperia Z3 includes Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiFi hotspot, 3G, 4G LTE (in select markets), GPS/ A-GPS, Glonass, Micro-USB, DLNA, and NFC. Under the hood a 3100mAh powerful battery is also installed, that is rated to deliver up to 19 hours of talk time, and 740 hours of standby time.
The Sony Xperia Z3 has also PS4 Remote Play, which allows users to stream their PS4 games onto the smartphone over the home Wi-Fi network (this functionality will only be rolled out in November). A DualShock 4 Wireless Controller and GCM10 Game Control Mount will be required to play games.
Commenting on the launch, Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications said, “Sony is relentless in its pursuit of innovation and we believe that consumers shouldn’t settle for good experiences, but demand great ones. It’s this spirit of customer focused innovation that drives us to deliver great products and experiences, with the widest ever choice and flexibility, without compromise.”
Key specifications of Sony Xperia Z3 :
- 5.2-inch full-HD TRILUMINOS display
- 1080×1920 pixels resolution
- 20.7-megapixel autofocus rear camera with 4K (Ultra-HD) video recording, Exmor RS and pulsed LED flash
- 2.2 MP frontal camera onboard for selfie and video chatting.
- Android 4.4 KitKat OS
- 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
- 3GB RAM
- 16GB ROM
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiFi hotspot, 3G, 4G LTE (in select markets), GPS/ A-GPS, Glonass, Micro-USB, DLNA, and NFC
- 3100mAh battery