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Sony launches new flagship smartphone in PH

By: - NewsLab Lead / @MSantosINQ
/ 01:22 PM October 14, 2014
The Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone, available through Verizon, is connected to a Sony PS4 Remote Play during a demonstration at a media event in New York, Thursday Oct. 9, 2014.  AP

The Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone, available through Verizon, is connected to a Sony PS4 Remote Play during a demonstration at a media event in New York, Thursday Oct. 9, 2014. AP

MANILA, Philippines – Sony unveiled in the Philippines on Tuesday its newest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3.

The main feature of the 5.2-inch screen Android smartphone is its waterproof casing allowing the phone to be kept under 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.

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Sony also claims that Z3’s battery life can last up to two days.

“At Sony Mobile, ‘flagship’ means offering a choice to consumers of enjoying a large screen Xperia Z3 for immersive entertainment,” Vince de la Cruz, Manager for Mobile Communications of Sony Philippines said in a statement.

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“Consumers demand and deserve greatness from their smartphone – in design, camera, and battery life,” he said.

Gamers are in for a treat as Z3 has the capability to play their PlayStation 4 games on their console via the PS4 Remote Play feature.

Remote Play uses Wi-Fi to connect to the PS4 console and play games on the Z3 and even use a PS4 controller.

The Z3 is 7.3mm thick and weighs 152 grams. It comes in four colors: black, white, copper, and silver gray.

The Z3’s camera boasts a 25mm wide angle lens and with low light capabilities because of its 12800 ISO sensitivity feature.

They also launched two other models of the Z3, the Z3 compact which is a 4.6-inch screen version of the Z3, and the Z3 tablet compact which is an 8-inch screen tablet that is thinner at 6.4 mm.

The Z3 compact, the Z3 tablet compact and the Z3 share most features.

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All Z3 variants will be available by fourth week of October 2014.

Two new wearable devices were also announced: The Smartband Talk that has a speaker and microphone to allow voice calls and the Smartwatch 3.

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TOPICS: flagship, flagship device, Smartphone, Sony, Xperia, Xperia Z3, Z3, Z3 compact, Z3 tablet compact
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