Sony Announces New Z3 Line and SmartWatch 3

Today at the IFA electronics trade show in Berlin, Sony announced their Z3 line of products as well an impending smartwatch, all of which seem pretty promising.

Xperia Z3

The Xperia Z3 – the successor to the Z2 – will sport a 5.2-inch aluminum frame with a 1080p display, a 20.7MP camera with a wide-angle 25mm lens, and a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, which is just a hair faster than the Z2’s 2.3GHz chip. A microSD card slot can take cards up to 128GB. There’s also some waterproofing, though I wouldn’t take this thing into the bathtub with you.

The Xperia Z3 will arrive in North America in the fall.

Z3 Compact

If regular-size phones are too big for you, Sony’s got a miniature version on the way. The Z3 Compact has a 4.6-inch 720p display and the microSD slot can only take cards up to 64GB, but other than that the specs are pretty much identical to the Xperia Z3. The phone will come in white, black, green, and orange.

Z3 Compact Tablet

Sony Announces New Z3 Line and SmartWatch 3

Maybe you like big phones. Maybe phones aren’t even big enough for you! You’re in luck, because the last (but not least) member of the Z3 family is the Z3 Compact Tablet. The “compact” part of the name is a little misleading, as 8-inches is fairly standard when it comes to tablets. With the Z3 Compact Tablet you’re getting a 2.5GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU and Adrendo 330 graphics, 3GB RAM, 16GB of storage, a MicroSD slot that supports up to 128GB, an 8.1MP rear camera, a 2.2MP front camera, and a 4500mAh battery, along with the standard connection options: Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.

The Z3 Compact Tablet, as well as the Z3 and Z3 Compact, will support remote play through the PlayStation 4.

SmartWatch 3

Finally there’s the SmartWatch 3 that, while not part of the Z3 family, is maybe the most interesting thing to come out of the Sony’s announcements. It will retail for a pricey $300, but it should appeal to both smartwatch and fitness enthusiasts. It will be the first watch to use Google’s Android Wear, will be waterproof, and equipped with an accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope. More importantly, it’s got a built-in GPS that should prove invaluable to those who want to track their workout routes. It will also work with LifeLog, an app that tracks your activity and lays it all out in a timeline.

It features a square design, a transflective 1.6-inch display that makes it easy to see in the sunlight, and will come in black and lime when it ships this fall.


via Engadget, more Engadget, Mobile Syrup, and Business Insider

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