Sony Xperia Z3 With 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC Launched

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Sony Xperia Z3

Sony has launched its latest flagship smartphone in the company’s Xperia Z series, called the Xperia Z3, at the sidelines of IFA 2014 in Berlin.

The Sony Xperia Z3 comes six months after the launch of Xperia Z2 following the company’s mantra to keep its smartphone up-to-date in terms of innards and software. The company has not revealed the pricing and availability details of the smartphone.

In addition to the Xperia Z3, Sony also launched the Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, and Xperia E3
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The Sony Xperia Z3, much like the Xperia Z2, comes with 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) TRILUMINOS display and is backed by X-Reality for mobile picture engine.

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The new flagship also retains the 20.7-megapixel autofocus rear camera of its predecessor. The rear camera is again capable of 4K (Ultra-HD) video recording, and features an Exmor RS apart from pulsed LED flash. Also onboard is a 2.2-megapixel front camera.

It runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box and is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor alongside 3GB of RAM. It includes 16GB of built-in storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

Other features on the Xperia Z3 include an IP65/68 certification, which makes the phone dust-proof and waterproof. The smartphone will be available in Black, Copper, Silver Green, and White. It measures 146.5x72x7.3mm and weighs 152 grams.

Connectivity features on the Xperia Z3 include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi with hotspot, 3G, 4G LTE (in select markets), GPS/ A-GPS, Glonass, Micro-USB, DLNA, and NFC. It features a 3100mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 19 hours of talk time, and 740 hours of standby time.

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.”

Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone with 5.20-inch 1080×1920 display powered by 2.5GHz processor alongside 3GB RAM and 20.7-megapixel rear camera.

Sony Xperia Z3 detailed specifications

General
Release date September 2014
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 146.50 x 72.00 x 7.30
Weight (g)152.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3100
Removable batteryNo
SAR valueNA
Display
Screen size (inches)5.20
TouchscreenYes
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Resolution1080×1920 pixels
Colours16M
Hardware
Processor2.5GHz  quad-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon
RAM3GB
Internal storage16GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)128
Camera
Rear camera20.7-megapixel
FlashYes
Front camera2.2-megapixel
Software
Operating SystemAndroid 4.4
Java supportYes
Browser supports FlashNo
Connectivity
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supportedNA
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 4.00
NFCYes
InfraredNo
DLNAYes
Wi-Fi DirectNo
MHL OutNo
HDMINo
Headphones3.5mm
FMNo
USBMicro-USB
Charging via Micro-USBYes
Proprietary charging connectorNo
Proprietary data connectorNo
Number of SIMs1
SIM TypeMicro-SIM
GSM/ CDMAGSM
3GYes
Sensors
Compass/ MagnetometerNo
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorNo
GyroscopeNo
BarometerNo
Temperature sensorNo

Dimensions

  • 146.5 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Battery

  • 3100 mAh
  • Talk time: up to 19 hours***
  • Standby time: up to 740 hours***
  • Music listening time: up to 120 hours***
  • Video playback time: up to 10 hours***

Display

  • 5.2″ Full HD (1920×1080 pixels)

Processor

  • Google Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
  • Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core

Camera

  • 20.7 MP camera with auto focus
  • 2.2 MP front-facing camera
  • ISO 3200

Durability

  • Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)****

Camera and video

  • 20.7 megapixel camera with auto focus
  • 8x digital zoom
  • ISO 3200 maximum in manual mode
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • 4K video recording
  • Front-facing camera, HD 1080p for video chat and 2.2 MP for camera capture
  • Pulsed LED flash
  • SteadyShot™ – video stabilisation
  • Superior Auto – automatic scene selection
  • HDR for photos and videos
  • Burst mode
  • Social live**
  • Image stabiliser
  • Geotagging – add location info to your photos
  • Object tracking – lock focus on a specific object
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Image capture, supported file format: JPEG
  • Image playback, supported file formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WebP
  • Video capture, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4
  • Video playback, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, Matroska, AVI, Xvid, WebM

Networks

  • GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)
  • UMTS HSPA (3G)
  • LTE (4G) (not available in all markets)

Display and design

  • 5.2″ Full HD display (1920×1080 pixels)
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile
  • X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine

Entertainment

  • PlayStation® Certified
  • PS4™ Remote Play******

Processor (CPU)

  • Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core
  • Adreno 330 GPU

Memory and storage

  • 3 GB RAM
  • Up to 16 GB flash memory*****
  • Up to 128 GB microSD™ (card slot, SDXC supported)

Sound

  • Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT)
  • Clear Audio+ – Sound improvement software
  • xLoud™ Experience
  • DSEE HX
  • High-res audio
  • Audio recording, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • Audio playback, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, ADTS, AMR, DSF, DSDIFF, FLAC, Matroska, SMF, XMF, Mobile XMF, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, iMelody, MP3, WAV, OGG, ASF

Connectivity

  • aGPS**
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 wireless technology
  • 3.5 mm audio jack with Digital Noise Cancelling (DNC)
  • DLNA Certified®
  • NFC
  • GLONASS**
  • Native USB tethering
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®, Facebook™, Google™ and SyncML™**
  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality

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