Sony PH intros Xperia Z3 flagship mobile devices

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By Tom Noda

Sony Philippines officially launched in the local market on Wednesday, October 15, its new flagship mobile devices ? the smartphones Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, as well as the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

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All Xperia Z3 series boasts of having the same high-level of waterproofing and type of processor ? the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.GHz quad-core CPU with 4G LTE modem.

Sony Philippines mobile communications manager Vince de la Cruz said the two latest high-end smartphones are targeted at consumers who demand quality camera, battery life, and stylish design in their mobile devices.

He added Sony Mobile has included for the first time in smartphones the PS4 Remote Play which allows users to access their PS4 console via their home WiFi to play their favorite games.

Both Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are combined with Sony’s Triluminos Full HD Display, 20.7MP rear camera, and waterproof rating of IP65/68.

Available in white, black, and silver screen colors, the Xperia Z3 has a 5.2-inch screen with a 7.3mm slim rounded aluminum frame, tempered glass panels, and weighs only at 152 grams.

Meanwhile, the Xperia Z3 Compact measures at 8.6mm thick, 129 grams, and has a 4.6-inch screen. Its colors are white, black, orange, and green.

Both smartphones are scheduled to hit local store shelves starting the fourth week of October. The Xperia Z3 is priced at P34,990 while Xperia Z3 Compact is set at P29,490.

As for the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, it is also a 4G/LTE device with 8-inch screen, 8.1MP rear camera, and 4500mAh battery.

The specifications are as follows:

Sony Xperia Z3

? 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)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

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

? Display and design
4.6″ display (1280×720 pixels)
TRILUMINOS Display

? Processor (CPU)
Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core
Adreno 330 GPU

? Memory and storage
2 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

? Connectivity
aGPS
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
3.5 mm audio jack with Digital Noise Cancelling (DNC)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

? Display
8″ display (WUXGA, 1920×1200 pixels)
TRILUMINOS Display for mobile
X-Reality for mobile picture engine
Entertainment
PlayStation Certified
PS4 Remote Play

? Camera and video
8.1 megapixel camera
8x digital zoom
Front-facing camera, HD 1080p for video chat and 2.2 MP for camera capture
HD video recording (1080p)

? On the inside
Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Quad-core
Google Android 4.4 (KitKat)

? Connectivity
aGPS
3.5 mm audio jack with Digital Noise Cancelling (DNC)

? Memory
RAM: 3 GB
Flash memory: Up to 16/32 GB
Expansion slot: Up to 128 GB microSD (card slot, SDXC supported)

? Networks
UMTS HSPA (3G)
GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)
LTE (4G) (not available in all markets), TD-LTE (4G) (not available in all markets)
(Networks are not applicable for Wi-Fi versions)

? Sound
Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT)
Clear Audio+ ? Sound improvement software
xLoud Experience
Stereo speakers
Audio recording, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
Audio playback, supported file formats: MP3, 3GPP, ADTS, MP4, AMR, DSF, DSDIFF, FLAC, Matroska, SMF, XMF, Mobile XMF, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, iMelody, WAV, OGG, ASF

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