Seems that Sony has decided to bring out the best in the Smartphone market. The company has announced announce a blockbuster of a smartphone at IFA 2018, Sony Xperia XZ3. A top-of-the-line handset boasting a speedy Qualcomm processor, an ergonomic design, and improved speakers.
The Sony Xperia XZ3 comes with a 6-inch OLED display, QHD+ resolution and relies on Sony’s own Bravia technology for the display. The smartphone has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, and also comes with IP65/IP68 certified water resistance.
Whether you like the new form factor and the jump to OLED or not, Sony made sure the panel it picked looks gorgeous, featuring an 18:9, “Extended display” aspect ratio, QHD+ resolution and the company’s standard and long-standing plethora of display optimization tech, like TRILUMINOS and X-REALITY.
The smartphone also comes with a new user interface called Side Sense, which can figure out the user’s habits and predict the apps that will be used next in the side slide. There’s also a Smart launch feature, where holding the phone horizontal will automatically launch the camera to take pictures. Sony Xperia XZ3’s camera will also support 960 fps slow-motion video at 1080p full HD resolution.
There’s a streamlined camera app that launches automatically when you hold the phone in landscape orientation, a shortcut to the Google Lens, and a gallery of Animoji-like 3D faces.
It will be one of the first phones in the world to launch with Android 9 Pie. Pre-orders will open in Europe soon, and it will go on sale in September.
The rear camera also supports 4K HDR Movie recording, and there’s advanced 3D Creator now with facial expressions on the front camera. The flagship phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.
The battery has seen a small bump up, as well, and is now rated at 3,300 mAh, complete with USB Power Delivery support and the traditional Qnovo tech.
Price and availability of Sony Xperia XZ3
The device goes on sale October 17 for $900 and will be available for pre-order starting September 24. The device will be sold at Amazon and Best Buy in the U.S. Pre-orders ship with a free pair of Sony’s unique Xperia Ear Duo headphones.
Specifications of Sony Xperia XZ3
|Model||Sony Xperia XZ3|
|Display||6-inch OLED, 2880×1440, Gorilla Glass 5, 18:9 aspect ratio, HDR support|
|Processor||Snapdragon 845 64-bit Adreno 630|
|RAM/ROM||4GB RAM and 64 GB ROM, Expandable with microSD upto 400GB|
|Software||Android 9 Pie|
|Selfie Camera||13MP f/1.9 wide-angle|
|Rear Camera||19MP Exmor RS, hybrid AF, 960 fps FHD slow-mo, 4K HDR video|
|Battery||3330mAh, Quick Charge 3.0, Qi wireless charging, Qnovo Adaptive Charging|
|Security Feature||Rear fingerprint sensor|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB 3.1, GPS|
|Colours||Black, White Silver, Forest Green|