Sony Xperia XZ3 with Snapdragon 845 SoC and 19MP f/1.8 rear camera is official

Sony Xperia XZ3

Sony’s new flagship smartphone, Xperia XZ3 is introduced today at the IFA happening in Berlin. The latest flagship phone from the brand is its strongest and biggest OLED phone yet. It was not less than a year since Xperia XZ2 went official this year at MWC in Barcelona. Though this is not unusual for Sony, well, nothing is for them, the company bi-annually introduces two flagships, it’s the tradition that is still alive.

Sony Xperia XZ3: It’s officially arrived

Starting with the information on the design, it claims to offer a strong 7000-series aluminium frame. Unfortunately, it doesn’t aim for a bezel-less design as most flagships these days. But it should be more durable than most of the handsets in the market. The screen panel is enlarged to a 6-inch with 18:9 aspect ratio. The company touts this is the first ever QHD+ HDR OLED display. The XZ3 switches to a rounded corner design as opposed to XZ2’s rectangular.

Talking about the internals of the phone, it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which is paired with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, there is no 6GB RAM model. The storage can be expanded via microSDXC card slot up to 512GB. The battery capacity on this phone is increased to 3330mAh, up from 3180mAh, which isn’t massive but significant to the battery life, a company claims.

There is no dual rear camera thunder as suspected. Instead, the brand offers a single 19MP sensor on the rear side. The aperture is much wider at f/1.8 compared to the predecessor. The front comes with a 13MP snapper. There are a 4K HDR video recording and Sony’s signature 960fps slow-motion capabilities. The audio capability is enhanced and it is said to record High-resolution Audio this time around.

Sony Xperia XZ3 Price and Availability 

As for the price and availability of the new Sony Xperia XZ3 is concerned, it will be retailing at a whopping $900 in the United States. This price roughly translates to Rs 64,000 in India. If Sony somehow manages to not screw up as they did with XZ2 price in India, the brand may have the chance to grow its premium flagships sales in the country.

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to this handset in India? Let us know in the comments section below.

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