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Sony’s new Xperia Z3v offers new features, better compatibility, better hardware

Sony and Verizon Wireless announced the Sony Xperia Z3v smartphone this week, it will be available in the U.S. at Verizon Wireless. The premium Android 4G LTE waterproof smartphone is engineered for users to connect, create and share on-the-go with Sony’s innovative camera, sound and display technologies. Starting this October 23, 2014, Verizon customers can purchase Xperia Z3v from Verizon online and at participating stores nationwide.

“Our industry-leading 4G LTE network is what our customers have come to rely on when they want to experience first-class products and unique experiences on their mobile devices,” said Jeff Dietel, Verizon Wireless Vice President of Marketing. “The opportunity for Verizon customers to connect with Sony’s broad ecosystem of mobility products – including the Z2 Tablet and the new Z3v smartphone – backed by unparalleled content, is exactly what we want to bring to market.”

The Xperia Z3v offers aluminum sides, tempered glass panels on the front and back and the highest level of waterproofing in a smartphone. The phone also promises more than a day’s charge, and even offers the convenience of embedded wireless charging, using the latest inductive ‘Qi’ technology.

Phone owners will be able to videos with amazing clarity on the phone’s 5.2-inch 1080p Full HD TRILUMINOS display for mobile with Live Color LED powered by X-Reality for mobile and listen to the sound as it booms through the stereo speakers with S-Force Front Surround.

“Embrace your inner audiophile, listening to music as the artist intended with Hi-Res Audio or use the Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE HX) to upscale the sound fidelity of your favorite MP3 or AAC music tracks, as well as your playlists on Sony’s cloud-based digital music service, Music Unlimited, to near High-Resolution quality. Tune out the world to enjoy your music through Sony’s Digital Noise Cancelling technology when paired with a compatible headset.”

The phone also features a rear-facing 20.7MP camera with 1/2.3″ Exmor™ RS for mobile image sensor, BIONZ for mobile processing engine and wide-angle 27mm G Lens. Additionally, video clips can be shot and shared in 4K resolution, giving you the power to future-proof your precious memories and moments.

Sony has engineered a revolution in gaming technology and made Xperia Z3v one of the first smartphones in the market with the PlayStation 4 (PS4) Remote Play. With PS4 Remote Play, you can use your Xperia Z3v to remotely connect to your PS4 to play its games, when the living room TV is in use. Simply connect your Xperia smartphone to your PS4 via home Wi-Fi and use DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller with the GCM10 Game Control Mount6 to continue playing PS4 games anywhere at home on Xperia Z3v.

“Drawing from Sony’s expertise in gaming, music and movies, Xperia Z3v is a powerhouse of mobile entertainment designed to enrich and enhance every aspect of a user’s day,” said Ravi Nookala, President, Sony Mobile Communications North America. “Delivering experiences that only Sony can offer, Xperia Z3v takes everyday demands head on delivering a longer lasting battery and durability.”

Availability

Xperia Z3v will be available for purchase nationwide at Verizon Wireless October 23 for $199.99 with a new two-year activation.

For a limited time, customers who purchase the Sony Xperia Z3v smartphone can get $200 off a Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. And beginning today, Verizon customers can register for more information about Sony’s Xperia Z3v smartphone at verizonwireless.com/sonyxperiaz3v.