Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact officially announced

Sony at IFA 2014 has officially took the wraps off the Xperia Z3 series of devices. The series include Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. According to Sony, the Xperia Z3 comes in white, black, copper and silver green colours, with Z3 Compact in white, black, orange and green colours and lastly the Z3 Tablet Compact in white and black colours.

Sony Xperia Z3 Series


There is no word on pricing details yet, but the devices will hit the global market this autumn. All the three devices comes with world's highest waterproof rating of IP65/68. Sony is introducing a new feature called PS4 Remote Play. With PS4 Remote Play, you can now use your Xperia smartphone or tablet as a remote screen to connect to and control your games on PS4.

Sony Xperia Z3

Talking about the Sony Xperia Z3 first, the smartphone is the successor of the Xperia Z2, which was announced way back in February at MWC 2014. The Xperia Z3 comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD Triluminos display with X-Reality for Mobiles, 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

The smartphone is just 7.3mm thick and weights 152 grams. Other specifications include an 20.7MP rear camera with LED flash and Exmor RS sensor, 2.2MP front facing camera, 16GB internal storage with expandable upto 128GB using microSD card and 3,100 mAh battery. Connectivity series include 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with APTx, NFC and GPS / GLONASS.

Sony Xperia Z3 CompactSony Xperia Z3 Compact

On the other hand, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact comes with a 4.6-inch HD Triluminos display with X-Reality for Mobiles, 2GB RAM and 2,600 mAh battery. Rest of the specifications of Xperia Z3 Compact is similar to the original Xperia Z3. The smartphone also comes with dual front stereo speakers, and is 8.6mm thick and weights 129 grams.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet CompactSony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Lastly comes the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. The Z3 Tablet Compact comes with a 8-inch Full HD Triluminos display with X-Reality for Mobiles, 8.1MP rear camera and 2.2MP front facing camera. Rest of the specs are similar to the Xperia Z3. The tablet is the world's slimmest and lightest compact tablet with just 6.4mm thickness and 270 grams weight. 
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