Sony India today introduced its new Xperia Z series flagship smartphones – Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. Whether it’s with a brilliant 5.2” flagship smartphone or the compact 4.6” form factor, both premium smartphones combine all of the details that make Xperia smartphones great – including the highest level of waterproofing, enhanced camera experiences and applications, up to two-day battery life, best audio quality and PS4 Remote Play.
Mr. Kenichiro Hibi, Managing Director, Sony India, said, “The launch of the Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact reinforces Sony’s commitment to offer the latest cutting-edge technology to our customers. With the two size options, customers now have the option of choosing the form factor that fits their individual requirement, without compromising on either technology or design. We are very encouraged with the response to Sony Xperia smartphones in India, and are targeting 40% contribution from Xperia sales to our sales turnover of FY14. We are expanding our distribution to 10,000 retail touch-points including 250 exclusive Xperia Stores in FY14.”
Both smartphones are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU, supported by 3GB RAM and 4G LTE modem for lightning fast browsing, immersive multimedia browsing and stunning visuals. The new smartphones offer a 20.7MP CMOS sensor camera with a 25mm wide angle lens and ISO 12,800 light sensitivity, offering an unparalleled experience of smartphone low light photography. The 5.2 inch Xperia Z3 comes with a 7.3 mm super slim rounded aluminium frame and weighs just 152 grams. The 4.6 inch Z3 Compact packs all the path-breaking features and uncompromised performance of Xperia Z3 in an 8.6 mm compact frame that weighs only 129 grams. It comes in new range of colours including white, black, copper or silver green.
Both the devices are fully waterproof (IP 65/68), so you can take your Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact with you wherever you go. Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact push the capabilities of power to give you a long-lasting battery life of up to two days. Or, get even more from Z3 battery with Sony’s Battery STAMINA Mode, which turns off background functions when you’re not using them to help extend your battery life.
Drawing on years of expertise from Sony’s award-winning Cyber-shot and Handycam technologies, Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact deliver superior image quality in low-light, on the move or even underwater.
The 1/2.3” ExmorRS for mobile sensor and BIONZ for mobile processing engine work together to give photos and videos in sharp and vivid detail. Plus, it can fit more into every shot with the new 25mm wide-angle Sony G Lens. Take advantage of the world’s first ISO 12800 sensitivity in a smartphone for better detail, even in low light.
Shooting a video? Sony’s new and improved SteadyShot technology with Intelligent Active Mode compensates for your movements, analysing dozens of backwards and forward frames, to predict your next steps and make panning smoother and images more stable. Record clips in super-clear 4K resolution at four times Full HD. Plus, the advanced video mode on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact means you can pause and resume filming, so you can be sure to capture the perfect moment in one file.
New social camera apps and editing features will take your camera experience to the next level. Add scribbles and animations to pictures with AR fun. Create a movie from clicked photos and videos with Movie creator. Record from multiple angles with up to three compatible Xperia devices filming at the same time with Multi-camera. Or add sound to a photo with Sound Photo. All of these new camera apps are added to a wide range of popular Xperia camera apps accessible directly from your camera’s viewfinder, including Background defocus, Live on YouTube.
The Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, priced at Rs. 51,990 and Rs. 44,990 respectively, will be available in exciting new bold colours like Copper for Z3, and Orange and Green for the Xperia Z3 Compact, in addition to the classic black and white colours.