Just in case you were enjoying the brand new Sony Xperia Z2 which came out just a couple of months ago a little too much, Sony has decided to bring out yet another top of the line Android smartphone. The company officially announced the new smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z3, in the last few days, with specs conforming with those that were leaked a few days ago.
Whilst it’s not that much of an improvement on the very recently released Z2, the Z3 packs in a new array of features and fittings which all increase performance over the original. As well as these performance enhancing hardware additions the phone has also been waterproofed to a very high level, as well as having a most interesting Sony Playstation 4 Remote Play feature.
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This means that not only does the phone perform the usual smartphone features, such as phone calls, video recording and instant messaging, but the phone can connect to the Playstation 4 console, to be used as a remote controller and game screen to play games.
The screen of the Z3 isn’t half bad either, a 5.2-inch 1080p display. The phone’s camera is a 20.7-megapixel camera, quite honestly one of the highest resolution cameras ever seen on a smartphone, featuring a wide-angle 25mm lens for extra field of capture.
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The phone itself also clocks in extra speed, featuring a small, but noticeable increase in processing speed, featuring a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor instead of the 2.3GHz processor found in the Z2.
The phone also seems to have been upgraded with a couple of unique additions as well, such as the DSEE HX audio upscaling technology, which improves the quality of compressed music as it’s decompressed. Other features include Face In, which records your reaction to a photo being taken, right after the photo is taken. Interesting stuff.
The phone has been announced for release in the US this autumn on T-Mobile, amongst other as yet unannounced providers.A compact version of the phone is also in the works, featuring the same basic components but at a smaller size.
Source: Sony Mobile Blog