Hot off the heels of Samsung’s announcement, Sony was announcing two new starters of its own, only 6 months after the launch of their previous flagship, the Xperia Z2, they announced the Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact.
The 5.2 inch Xperia Z3, which usurps the Xperia Z2 as the company’s flagship device comes with the same tempered glass panels as its predecessor, confirming a lot of the leaks we’ve seen over the past few weeks. It’s rounded off with an aluminium frame, an incredibly slim frame at that, measuring in at 7.3 mm thin. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, there’s also a multitude of new camera, PS4 connectivity and battery saving functions available.
The durable device is now available in some new colours, including; white, black, copper or silver green. There is also a dual-SIM variant being readied for select markets.
As well as the star of the show, the Z3, Sony added another device to its arsenal, the Z3 compact that comes in at 4.6 inches, but crams all the same high-end specs in as its older brother, a step unlike most OEMs who typically scale down the version of “mini” versions.
Sony have yet to confirm which markets we can expect to see the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact in, although; word is we are likely to see both devices hitting UK shores sometime in the Autumn.
At IFA 2014 Sony also announced a third Xperia Z3 series device the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, which according to Sony is the slimmest and lightest compact tablet right now.