Sony Debuts Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet

Posted by at 12:02 pm on September 3, 2014

Z3 Z3 CompactSony today announced its next-generation flagship smartphones at an event in Berlin. The Xperia Z3 family includes three devices: the Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact. All three devices share nearly identical software features and many hardware features.

The Z3 family are all water- and dust-proof and rely on Sony’s Omnibalance design language. Some common traits of the Z3 and Z3 Compact include 20.7-megapixel Exmor cameras with a G Lens, 25mm wide-angle viewfinder, and the ability to ramp ISO up to 12,800 for improved low-light capture. The camera includes steady shot for image stabilization, and digital noise cancellation for superior audio capture.

The displays use Sony’s TriLuminos and Mobile Bravia technology. Both devices are certified with PlayStation 4 compatibility. They both have 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processors, as well as a whole array of wireless radios and sensors, such as LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

  • Z3: The larger of the two phones has a 5.2-inch full HD screen with slimmer bezel and smaller overall handprint. It has a curved aluminum frame and boasts two full days of battery life.
  • Z3 Compact: This smaller device steps the display down to 4.5 inches and 720p resolution, but keeps most other features of the Z3.

According to Sony, T-Mobile will sell the Z3 will be sold in the U.S. None of the U.S. carriers have voiced support yet for the Z3 Compact. Both devices go on sale later this year.

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