Sony has announced the latest Xperia XZ3 flagship ahead of IFA 2018. The handset is the successor to the XZ2, launched nearly six months ago. The Xperia XZ3 becomes the first handset from Sony to boast an OLED display. With the announcement, Sony joins the likes of manufacturers like Samsung and LG who are able to manufacture OLED displays.
That said, the Xperia XZ3 isn’t much of a change from the its predecessor in terms of design. Though it does get a few notable upgrades such as the 6-inch OLED display instead of the 5.7-inch display of the XZ2. Also, the front camera gets upgraded from 5MP to up to 13MP. Not to mention, the Xperia XZ3 runs the latest Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.
In terms of specifications, the Xperia XZ3 features a 6-inch OLED display boasting a resolution of 1440×2880 pixels. The screen has an aspect ratio of 18:9 and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Under the hood, the handset gets powered by Snapdragon 845 processor bundled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. The handset also offers up to 512GB of expandable storage via microSD.
In the photography department, the Xperia XZ3 features a 19MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture lens, 8x digital zoom, HDR, 4K HDR recording, and more. For selfies, the handset gets a 13MP front-facing shooter with AI-powered bokeh and beauty effects. Juicing up the handset is a 3,300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. The device also gets IP65/68 certification for dust and water resistance.
As far as availability goes, the Xperia XZ3 will go on sale in select international markets in October for USD 899 (roughly INR 63,806). The device will be offered in black, white silver, forest green and bureaux red colour options.