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Wednesday, 03 Sep 2014 - 6:29 pm

Sony sets a new standard with the launch of the Xperia Z3 series, as well as other class leading Smartphones and SmartWear

Sony sets a new standard with the launch of the Xperia Z3 series, as well as other class leading Smartphones and SmartWear

 

  • The Xperia Z3 blends design and engineering with 7.3mm super-slim rounded aluminium frame
  • Uncompromised performance in Xperia Z3 Compact, perfect for one-handed use
  • Xperia Z3 series, The only smartphones and tablet with PS4™ Remote Play1
  • Highest waterproof rating (IP65/68) - waterproof and dust-tight to take with you wherever you go
  • 20.7MP camera with 1/2.3” “Exmor™ RS for mobile” image sensor, new 25mm “G Lens” and world’s first smartphones with ISO 12800 sensitivity for superior photos, even in low light
  • Unsurpassed audio with choice of Hi-Res Audio, Digital Noise Cancelling support and DSEE HX audio upscaling for near hi-res audio quality
  • Xperia™ E3 features new slim, light flagship design that is perfect for one-handed use
  • Sony expands SmartWear Experience range with two new additions for Lifelog - SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3

 

3 September 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces 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, a long-lasting two-day battery life, our best audio quality to date and PS4™ Remote Play1.  

 

“At Sony Mobile, ‘flagship’ now means offering a choice to consumers of enjoying a large screen Xperia Z3 for immersive entertainment or a more compact, lighter Xperia Z3 Compact that doesn’t ask you to compromise on features,” says Kunimasa Suzuki, President & CEO, Sony Mobile Communications. “Consumers demand and deserve greatness from their smartphone – in design, camera and battery life. That’s precisely what we aim to deliver with Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, at the same time as delivering leading innovations such as unique Sony camera experiences and, for the first time, PS4 Remote Play in two beautifully designed, fully waterproof smartphones.”

 

A fusion of engineering and design

Xperia Z3 blends design and engineering craftsmanship to deliver beauty that will stand the test of time. Its 7.3mm super-slim rounded aluminium frame and durable tempered glass panels showcases superior craftsmanship that is available in your choice of a new range of colours including white, black, copper or silver green[i]. At just 152g with an easy-to-use interface and symmetrical design, it feels right at home in your hand.

 

For those who prefer a compact smartphone, Xperia Z3 Compact’s rounded liquid reflection frame with tempered glass panels gives it and elegant, premium finish. The only smartphone to deliver uncompromised performance in a beautifully compact design that is just 8.6mm thick and 129 grams, Xperia Z3 Compact’s design is perfect for one-handed use. Enjoy bold style with Xperia Z3 Compact’s unique colour range including orange and green, in addition to the classic white and black.

 

Delivering the highest waterproof rating, both are fully waterproof2 (IP 65/68), so you can take your Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact with you wherever you go – whether you’re answering a call in the rain or taking pictures in the pool.

 

Beautiful design is matched with powerful performance thanks to the fully integrated Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor[ii] with 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU with 4G LTE modem for lightning fast browsing, immersive multimedia experiences and stunning visuals.

 

Plus, there’s no need to worry about your smartphone being ready when you are – with optimal battery performance, Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact push the capabilities of power to give you a long-lasting battery life of two days3. Or, get even more from your battery with Sony’s Battery STAMINA Mode, which turns off background functions when you’re not using them to help extend your battery life.

 

Convenient connectivity and security

Switching to Sony has never been easier. Just open up the Xperia Transfer Mobile app and a few simple actions later, all of your existing music, photos, contacts and more from your old Android, iOS or Windows smartphone will be ready and waiting for you on your new Xperia.

 

With NFC compatibility it’s even easier to connect devices and share with more than 160 Sony One-touch enabled products – such as headphones, TVs and SmartWear including the new SmartBand Talk SWR30.

 

Bringing Your Own Device to work? It couldn’t be easier. Work from anywhere with the advanced Xperia Email, Calendar and Contacts apps, which can be synced using Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) and use your favourite business apps from the Android community.

 

Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact will be available in South Africa from Q4 2014.

 

For the full specifications of Xperia Z3, please visit: http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-z3/specifications/

 

For the full specifications of Xperia Z3 Compact, please visit: http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-z3-compact/specifications/

 

The new generation Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

 

Sony Mobile also launched the new Xperia™ Z3 Tablet Compact - a tablet that re-defines lightness, re-invents entertainment and re-imagines power. The culmination of years of Sony engineering have resulted in a tablet where might isn’t held back by measurements.

 

The world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet1, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact delivers the highest level of waterproof design with attention to detail that makes the difference. Running with the most powerful processor in a compact tablet1, it has the brightest and sharpest 8” Full HD display, as well as the latest audio technology. It’s also the only tablet with PS4™ Remote Play2, making serious mobile gaming a reality.

 

“Following on from the success of our award-winning Xperia Z2 Tablet, we’re continuing to expand our tablet portfolio with the launch of the no-compromise compact tablet. Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact pushes the boundaries of technology innovation by bringing our flagship Z3 series features in a compact size, continuing our new standard of offering premium experiences in a choice of form factor for consumers,” says Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.

 

The world’s slimmest and lightest compact tablet1

Impossibly slim, astonishingly light and exquisitely crafted – Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a design sensation. At just 6.4mm slim, its compact design is perfect for those on the go, while advanced Sony technology ensures you don’t have to compromise on power. Weighing just 270g, the ultra-portable tablet feels weightless in your hand.

 

Created using the highest quality materials, its clean lines and uniquely designed power button capture Sony’s exquisite attention to detail. Stainless steel corners, an ultra slim rounded frame and a tempered glass front give an elegant and durable finish. Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is available in either white or black to ensure a classic finish.

 

Sony’s passion for perfection takes the design of this compact tablet even further – adding market-leading waterproofing to beauty. The IP65/68 rating means you won’t ever have to worry about water or dust getting in the way of performance. Take your tablet poolside, find your way in the rain, and keep scrolling through your recipe next to the kitchen sink. Wet conditions are no problem, and other compact tablets are officially blown out of the water.

 

The Xperia E3 LTE

As well as the Xperia Z3 range, Sony Mobile today unveiled the Sony’s Xperia™ E3. Xperia E3 provides unmatched entertainment with fun features including creative camera apps. It allows consumers to experience all its features in full throttle. With a quality flagship design body to complement, Xperia E3 is the ultimate smartphone for young consumers, without an expensive price tag.

 

Xperia E3 features the advanced Qualcomm® Snapdragon 400 processor3 with quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU and 4G LTE allowing you to load all your movies, music and games instantly without any irritating interruptions.

 

Experience all of this stunning entertainment on Xperia E3’s generous 4.5” display with Sony’s leading TV technology and IPS for wide viewing angles, while its long-lasting 2330 mAh battery with Battery STAMINA Mode keeps the smartphone going for 14% longer usage, so you can keep the fun streaming in. 

 

SmartWear

Additionally, Sony Mobile announced the addition of two new products to its SmartWear Experience range, Sony SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3. Both talk to the popular Lifelog, the accompanying app designed to help you understand more about the way to live and move, so you can improve and enrich your life.

 

Sony SmartBand Talk

SmartBand Talk is a powerful lifelogger, built for users who live life to the fullest. With its built-in microphone and speaker, SmartBand Talk comes equipped with a short call function so you can talk into it and hear your caller, with HD Voice support – perfect for when you’re on the move or your phone is out of reach. Through Sony’s integrated Voice Control1 technology, you can also assign your own sounds to life bookmarks and use your voice to carry out specific smartphone operations.

 

SmartWatch 3

After leading the market since 2007, SmartWatch 3 is Sony’s latest generation SmartWatch, but the first specifically designed for the latest Android Wear updates in close collaboration with Google. This partnership matches Sony’s leadership in smart, wearable products with Google’s software and platform expertise to create a unique wearable experience founded on both hardware and software innovation.

 

SmartWatch 3 offers significant step ups from SmartWatch 2, including a 1.6” 320x320 TFT LCD Transflective display for visibility in bright sunlight, set within a stainless steel back panel, for a premium look and feel. It is of course waterproof, rated IP683 – and charges via a standard microUSB port.

 

Lifelog - a personal Android application, that captures and tells your story

Downloadable from the Google Play Store, Lifelog is a fun Android app built to enable you to set and achieve goals, bookmark memorable moments, and revisit memories any time, so that you get to know yourself better.

 

SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3 both enable and present lifelogging activity and data on the wrist, but also connect to the application on your Android smartphone via Bluetooth® and NFC.


 



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