IFA 2018: Sony Xperia XZ3 Announced With Curved OLED Display, Android Pie

Sony has finally announced its new flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ3. The successor to the Xperia XZ2 comes with minor upgrades. The highlight of the device is its curved OLED display with Side-Sense feature (similar to Active Edge feature on HTC and Pixel phones). Read more to find about the Sony Xperia XZ3 Price in India, Specifications, and Features 

Sony Xperia XZ3

Price and Availability

Price $899.99 (approx Rs 63,700)

The Sony Xperia XZ3 is priced at $899.99 (approx Rs 63,700). It will be available in the US on October 17. Pre-orders start on September 24. The company is also offering a free pair of Xperia Ear Duo headphones to customers who pre-order the new device.

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Specifications and Features

Processor octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 540 GPU
RAM 6GB
Internal Storage 64GB (expandable up to 400GB)
Display 5.7-inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorillas Glass
OS Android Oreo
Primary (Rear) Camera 19MP with flash
Front Camera 13MP
Battery 3240mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The Sony Xperia XZ3 sports a 6.0-inch dual curved OLED display (similar to the Galaxy S and Note series smartphones) with QHD+ resolution and HDR support. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 4GB RAM. The 64GB internal storage can be further expanded via a microSD card slot.

In terms of optics, the Xperia XZ3 sports a 19-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, laser auto-focus and a dual LED flash. Camera features include 1080p slow motion video recording at 960fps and real-time 4K HDR recording. The 13-megapixel front camera comes with f/1.9 aperture.

The new handset is backed by a 3,300mAh battery with fast charging support.

Also read: Sony Xperia XZ2 Launched With Snapdragon 845 SoC, 4K HDR Recording Feature

Features

  • 48MP Camera sensor
  • Hybrid focus technology
  • Android 8.1 Oreo (upgradable to Android Pie)
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging support
  • Wireless charging

The Sony Xperia XZ3 runs the latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system out-of-the-box. The Side-Sense feature can be triggered by double tapping the side of the device (similar to Active Edge feature on HTC and Pixel phones). A circular fingerprint scanner is placed at the back. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and Wi-Fi 802.11ac.

The successor to the Xperia XZ2 comes with minor upgrades. It comes with a slightly taller display and thinner bottom bezels. The handset features front and back glass design with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It comes with 7000-series aluminum frame. The new smartphone comes with IP68 certification (water and dust resistance). For audio, it sports dual front-facing stereo speakers.

The Sony Xperia XZ3 will be available in both single SIM and dual SIM options. It comes in four color options – Black, White Silver, Forest Green and Bordeaux Red.

Also read: Sony IMX586 Sensor Brings 48MP To Smartphones – How Does It Work?

Conclusion

As of now, there is no information about the Indian launch date or price. What do you think of the new Sony Xperia XZ3? Will you purchase the upcoming Sony smartphone? Let us know in the comments section below.

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