Sony Mobile continues its evolution in Xperia engineering and design with the announcement of its latest flagship, the Xperia XZ3, powered by the best of Sony’s expertise across TV, audio, imaging and gaming, in a sleek modern design.
The most immersive experience to See more, Hear more, Feel more
Xperia XZ3 features a beautiful 6-inch QHD+ HDR OLED display. Powered by Sony’s award-winning BRAVIA OLED TV technologies, it delivers deeper blacks, higher contrast, and sharper clarity with more vibrant colours to enjoy your favourite movies and content. Advanced X-Reality for mobile will “up-convert” SDR content to near HDR (High Dynamic Range) so even when you’re watching content online, you can enjoy a high-quality playback offering higher resolution, wider colour gamut, and improved contrast.
The immersive entertainment effect is also enhanced by Sony’s premium audio expertise. The S-Force Front Surround Sound speakers are even more powerful than before; now 20% louder than the previous model. Hi-Res Audio and DSEE HX take every track closer to the original recording so you can listen to music as the artist intended; while LDAC ensures superb wireless listening.
Sony’s Dynamic Vibration System creates a powerful haptic experience that enhances music, movies and games; letting you feel the action in your hands and bringing content to life in a completely unique way.
Sony Xperia XZ3 – A seamless design and intuitive interface
The curved 3D glass on the front and back blend together seamlessly to create a sleek and elegant borderless design, generating beautiful reflections and ambient colours from all angles. The XZ3 sits comfortably in the hand, courtesy of an extended 18:9 screen framed around a near bezel-less body.
The XZ3’s slim 3mm aluminium metal frame does not compromise looks for durability, together with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and IP65/68 certified water resistance. And there is a choice of four beautiful colours in a stunning finish to reflect your individual style: Black, White Silver, Forest Green, and Bordeaux Red.
XZ3 also introduces a new user-friendly interface. Side sense uses AI to provide easy and convenient access to your favourite apps with just a double-tap anywhere on either side of your XZ3. Side sense intuitively knows what apps you want to access when to provide a seamless user experience.
Sony Xperia XZ3 – Advanced Motion Eye camera and AI
XZ3 features new Smart launch with AI that instantly prepares your camera when you hold your phone up in landscape mode, ensuring you never miss a moment. Smart launch, together with existing features with AI including Superior Auto, Predictive Capture, Predictive Autofocus and Smile shutter, ensure the XZ3 camera gives you the best chance for a great shot. And of course, only Sony’s Motion Eye camera offers 4K HDR Movie recording for pro-quality filming and Full HD 960fps Super slow motion for dramatic videos.
Complementing the 19MP main camera is a best-in-class 13MP front camera that lets you capture beautiful and improved portrait selfies with beauty and bokeh effects for creative shots. In addition, advanced 3D Creator now lets users add facial expressions to their scans, taken with either the front or main camera, making them even more lifelike.
Powered by the cutting-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, the XZ3 gives users the world’s fastest maximum connection speeds at 1.2Gbps. In addition, your immersive experience is set to last all day, thanks to several useful battery features such as Smart Stamina, STAMINA mode, plus Battery Care and Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology to help the battery stay healthy to give you a longer battery lifespan.
A range of accessory covers, Style Cover Touch SCTH70 and Style Cover Stand SCSH70 will be available in corresponding colours. Also available are charging and audio accessories:
- Wireless Charging Dock WCH20
- Open-ear Stereo Headset STH40D
- 2-way Style USB Audio & Bluetooth Headset SBH90C
- USB Type-C 2-in-1 Cable EC270
Sony Xperia XZ3 – Availability
Xperia XZ3 will be available in selected markets globally from the end of September 2018 and will be among the first devices to ship with the latest Android 9 Pie.
In the UK, customers pre-ordering the Xperia XZ3 will receive a digital download copy of Activision’s new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on release day (12th October), from Sony PlayStation.
The XZ3 will cost £699 SIM-free, and will be available from a range of operators and retailers at launch. Check out our video above for our first impressions of this new device.