We’ve all known that Sony was working on the Xperia XZ2 successor, that’s given the fact that year by year, manufacturers are putting up new and upgraded devices with their current lineup. The new Xperia XZ3 has been known to come out this time around, that’s not a surprise really by what made it one is that after a few new iterations of the series, it is only this time that Sony made a huge jump over its design.
Meet the new Xperia XZ3
At one point of view, you’ll get a familiar Sony Xperia design on the back along with its camera module and fingerprint scanner that familiarly resides on this portion of the device. What makes it different from all of Sony’s design so far are upfront and that, you are greeted with the new Display from Sony with the new trendy thin bezels and the large display.
Sony isn’t new with large display phones but this time around, the company opt for a more revolutionary curved-edge display. A OLED panel makes it possible for Sony and features HDR and now has a 18:9 Aspect ratio in 6.0-inch that makes the new dimensions a lot taller yet slimmer. Besides these new features, Sony also incorporates its standard display features unto the new panel including TRILUMINOS and X-REALITY engines, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 lamination all over.
All but its seems, that’s what only makes the Xperia XZ3 different from its predecessor as it almost carry-over everything else what the Xperia XZ2 has to offer and that includes its reliable Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled to a 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
For mobile imaging, you’ll have a 19 Megapixel sensor on a 1.22µm pixel Motion Eye camera on the back with an f/2.0 Aperture, Hybrid Autofocus, a new BIONZ algorithms and a built-in memory solution that smoothly enables Super Slow-Mo video recording at 960fps in 1080p as well as real-time 4K video recording. On the front, you have a 13 Megapixel front-facing camera with a 22mm wide-angle lens. All these camera setup comes with a Sony proprietary SteadyShot feature with Intelligent Active Mode that uses 5-axis stabilization.
Moving on with the rest of the specs, the handset has a IP65/IP68 rating which tells us that its water and dust proof. But as you all know, Sony isn’t really fond of advertising its waterproof feature and always tell its users not to submerge their Sony devices if possible.
Then we have all the standard connectivity features on the device with LTE support for both of its Single and Dual SIM variants, high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C interface, NFC and GPS.
The new Xperia XZ3 boots Android 9.0 Pie out of the box making it one of the first few devices that delivers the new Android operating system at launch. Making all things possible around the new handset is the 3300mAh embedded battery and features Sony’s proprietary Qnovo adaptive charging tech.
Sony Xperia XZ3 will be available in Black, White Silver, Forest Green and Bordeaux Red and will hit the stores towards the end of September. Pricing will be available later and will be announced on each market that Sony will make the new flagship available.