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Sony’s new flagship smartphones, Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

Earlier today Sony released new details on their latest flagship smartphone lines, the company introduced the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact. The phone has quite a few unique features, including PS4 Remote Play for the first time on a mobile device.

The Xperia Z3 offers a 7.3mm super-slim rounded aluminium frame with a weight of 152 grams, the device also features the highest waterproof rating (IP65/68) available in a smartphone and “unique power-saving technologies for up to two days usage between charges,” according to the company’s press-event. The phone also features a 20.7MP camera with 1/2.3″ “Exmor RS for mobile” image sensor, new 25mm “G Lens” and world’s first smartphones with ISO 12800 sensitivity for photos in low light.

Not to be outdone is the sound technology in the device, offering a choice of Hi-Res Audio, Digital Noise Cancelling support and DSEE HX audio upscaling for “near hi-res” audio quality. Since screens have become such a selling factor with phones Sony went with the company’s brightest TRILUMINOS display for mobile with Live Colour LED and X-Reality for mobile.

“At Sony Mobile, ‘flagship’ now means offering a choice to consumers of enjoying a large screen Xperia Z3 for immersive entertainment or a more compact, lighter Xperia Z3 Compact that doesn’t ask you to compromise on features,” says Kunimasa Suzuki, President & CEO, Sony Mobile Communications. “Consumers demand and deserve greatness from their smartphone – in design, camera and battery life. That’s precisely what we aim to deliver with Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, at the same time as delivering leading innovations such as unique Sony camera experiences and, for the first time, PS4 Remote Play in two beautifully designed, fully waterproof smartphones.”

The Xperia Z3 Compact’s rounded liquid reflection frame with tempered glass panels “gives it an elegant, premium finish,” according to Sony as it sits in a 8.6mm thick frame weighing only 129 gram. Both models are fully waterproof (IP 65/68), so you can take your Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact with you wherever you go – whether you’re answering a call in the rain or taking pictures in the pool.

You will also find a fully integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU with 4G LTE modem. For full specs and details on the phone you can visit the official site at sonymobile.com/us/