Sony Xperia XZ3 could be the best looking Sony phone yet

Sony Xperia XZ3 could be the best looking Sony phone yet

2018 is still far from over but nevertheless, Sony Mobile today has launched the Xperia XZ3 which is the successor to Xperia XZ2 that the company has just launched at MWC a mere six months ago. Sony Xperia XZ3 features a 6-inch full-screen OLED HDR display with 2880x1440 resolution, which should look really bright and vivid compared to the 5.7-inch Full HD+ HDR display on the Xperia XZ2. The XZ3 has the same processor, RAM, storage, dual front-facing speakers with the vibration system, rear camera, water resistance, and almost the same connectivity options as the XZ2. The Xperia XZ3 comes with the same design language as the XZ2.

Oh, it has a butt notch too. The front camera got updated to a 13-megapixel f/1.9 unit with autofocus, which is pretty much what we saw on the Xperia XZ1.

Sony Xperia XZ3 is official and all the details about the flagship smartphone have been revealed, putting an end to all the leaks and rumours over the last few days.

More notable, however, is the fact that the XZ3 will ship with Android 9 Pie.

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The Xperia XZ3 will go on sale October 5 for £699 ($900), with pre-orders for the next-generation handset available from tomorrow, August 31. The Xperia XZ3 comes with wireless charging support as well.

The Sony Xperia XZ3 has a Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM, which, funnily enough, is exactly what the Sony Xperia XZ2 has, so don't expect vast upgrades in performance, though those are high-end specs. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie with Xperia UI on top. A 3,300mAh battery that supports fast charging through USB-C will power the smartphone.

If adding OLED raises other concerns such as the battery, Sony Xperia XZ3 makes up with a slight bump in the battery size. However, both the front and rear camera support a Bokeh mode to blur out the background, though Sony has not gone for a dual-camera system.

Externally, the front of the phone features a top and bottom bezel - there's no infamous notched displays here - and comes in white, black, green, and red colours. SIM card slots were not mentioned by the company, but the Xperia XZ3 will nearly certainly be available in both single SIM and dual SIM (hybrid setup) flavors, and the availability of those models will be market-dependent.

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