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September 3, 2014

Sony creates an artificial aquarium at IFA by submerging its new Xperia range in a tank of...

Sony creates an artificial aquarium at IFA by submerging its new Xperia range in a tank of water (Photo: Paul Ridden/Gizmag)

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Another big reveal at IFA 2014 today ... Sony has released details on its new flagship Xperia Z3 mobile electronics range. It includes a standard Z3 smartphone, a smaller Z3 Compact model, and the Z3 Tablet Compact. Among other things, all three devices are waterproof to a rating of IP 65/68 – this means they’re not just splashproof, but can actually be submerged.

While the full specs aren’t yet available, the standard Z3’s listed features include:

  • Snapdragon 801 Quad-core processor (2.5 GHz)
  • 4K video capability
  • 20.7 MP 1/2.3 Exmor RS image sensor with BIONZ imaging engine
  • 25-mm wide angle G lens
  • ISO 12800 low-light sensitivity
  • Compatibility with PS4 Play
  • 5.2-inch tempered glass display
  • 7.3-mm thick rounded aluminum frame
  • Up to two days of battery life
  • Weight of 152 grams
  • Choice of white, black, copper or silver green
  • Dual SIM version to be available in some markets

At 8.6 mm, the Z3 Compact is actually a little thicker than the regular Z3, but has a smaller 4.6-inch display. It weighs 129 grams, is designed for one-handed operation, and comes in orange, green, black or white. Most of its other specs are the same as those of its bigger brother.

The 8-inch Z3 Tablet Compact, meanwhile, has a thickness of just 6.4 mm, weighs under 270 grams, and features stainless steel corners. Sony claims that it’s "the world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet."

There’s no word yet on pricing, although the two phones are reportedly due for release this autumn (Northern Hemisphere). Other features are demo’d in the video below.

Source: Sony

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2 Comments

I used buy everything Sony. TV, phone, laptop, clock radio, etc.

But Sony is not compatible with anything made by anyone else, and you have to pay more and get less.

So I won't buy anything made by Sony again no matter what. They burned me too badly, I won't touch a Sony product again.

robo
4th September, 2014 @ 11:05 am PDT

@Robo, I would actually replace the word Sony by the word Apple:

But Apple is not compatible with anything made by anyone else, and you have to pay more and get less.

Riaanh
10th September, 2014 @ 03:52 am PDT
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