Sony outs Xperia Z3 flagship, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and new wearables [UPDATE]

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: September 3, 2014

Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact group

Ready for more new mobile hardware? Good, because the folks at Sony have got plenty of it for you.

Sony took to the IFA stage today to introduce a suite of new products, including its new flagship Xperia Z3 smartphone and a SmartWatch 3 Android Wear device. Let’s dive right in to the nitty-gritty of each new device:

Sony Xperia Z3 official colors

Sony Xperia Z3

  • 5.2-inch 1920x1080 TRILUMINOS display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor, ISO 3200 in manual mode
  • 2.2-megapixel front camera
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD slot with support for cards up to 128GB
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • 146.5 x 72 x 7.3mm
  • IP65 and IP68 rated for resistance to dust and water
  • 3100mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact official colors

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

  • 4.6-inch 1280x720 display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS image sensor, ISO 12800 in manual mode
  • 2.2-megapixel front camera
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD slot with support for cards up to 128GB
  • 127.3 x 64.9 x 8.64mm
  • IP65, IP68 rated for resistance to dust and water
  • 2600mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Sony Xperia E3

Sony Xperia E3

  • 4.5-inch 854x480 IPS display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor
  • 5-megapixel rear, VGA front cameras
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of storage
  • microSD slot with support for cards up to 32GB
  • 137.1 x 69.4 x 8.5 mm
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • 2330mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

  • 8-inch 1920x1200 display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 8.1-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS image sensor
  • 2.2-megapixel front camera
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD slot with support for cards up to 128GB
  • 4G LTE connectivity optional
  • IP65, IP68 rated for dust and water resistance
  • 4500mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Sony SmartWatch 3 Android Wear

Sony SmartWatch 3

  • 1.6-inch 320x320 LCD display
  • 4GB of storage
  • IP68 rated for resistance to water
  • GPS, accelerometer, microphone, compass
  • Charges over microUSD
  • Availble in black and lime editions at launch, with white and pink straps coming later on

Sony SmartBand Talk white

Sony SmartBand Talk

  • 1.4-inch always-on e-paper display
  • Built-in accelerometer and altimeter sensor
  • IP68 rated for water resistance
  • Black and white available at launch, more colors coming later on

Sony also took the time to tout a couple of the new software features coming with its fresh hardware. First is PS4 Remote Play, which allows you to connect to a PlayStation 4 console and use the Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact to control your games.

On the wearables side, Sony is talking up its Lifelog application. This Android app lets you set goals, save moments and revisit those memories at any time. The SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk collect your lifelong data and connect to your Android phone over Bluetooth and NFC to input the data into the Lifelog app.

UPDATE: T-Mobile has confirmed that it will begin selling the Sony Xperia Z3 “this fall.”

Via Sony

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