Sony during IFA 2018 have announced their latest device under the Xperia XZ line. The new Xperia XZ3 takes most of the specs from the previous Xperia XZ2, but adds a better display, better front facing camera, and larger battery.
First up, let’s talk about the similarities between the XZ3 and XZ2. We still have the same Snapdragon 845 chipset from Qualcomm, along with 4GB’s of RAM. The camera on the back is the same 19MP sensor with 4K HDR and 1080p slow-motion recording. Meanwhile the front facing camera has been bumped from 5MP to 13MP.
The design is mostly the same, but the device sports a larger 6-inch OLED display with 2,880 x 1,440 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back has more of curve around the device, along with aircraft-grade aluminum frame.
That 6-inch OLED display something Sony are touting as one of the best on the market in terms of brightness, color and contrast. Considering we have a device very similar to the Xperia XZ2, it would want to deliver on that promise.
Sony are including Side Sense to aid in having a larger display this time around. It uses an AI to predict the most used apps and offer them to you in a smaller menu closer to your thumb.
We also have Smart launch, which again uses AI and device sensors to automatically launch the camera when the device detects motion of you moving the phone quickly into the landscape position.
Other specs include a slightly larger battery at 3,330mAh, the same wireless charging, fingerprint sensor, 64GB storage with MicroSD slot and IP65/IP68 certified water resistance are all onboard as well. We will also get Android Pie/9 out of the box.
The Sony Xperia XZ3 arrives in October and will be priced around €899/$900/£699. It will be available in Black, White, Green, and Red.