Sony plans to bring its Xperia Z3 flagship to the most Canadian launch carriers since the Xperia T back in 2012.
The waterproof Android device will come to Rogers, Bell, TELUS, WIND Mobile, MTS and SaskTel on October 31st, offering a 5.2-inch Full HD display, quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip and 20.7MP wide-angle camera in a 7.3mm aluminum-and-glass chassis.
The Xperia Z3 makes only minor changes to the design story that began in early 2013 with the Xperia Z, which came later in the year exclusively to Bell. The Xperia Z2 was also a Bell exclusive earlier this year, so it’s nice to see more carriers showing interesting in Sony’s waterproof flagship.
We’ll have pricing in the coming weeks, and we’re still leaning on Sony to tell us more about its plans for the Xperia Z3 Compact, but so far nothing.
The Z3 sports a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 chipset with Adreno 330 graphics, 3GB of RAM, 16 GB of onboard storage, and support for up to 128 GB of external storage via MicroSD. It also packs a 20.7MP sensor, 4K video capture, and a new 25mm wide-angle Sony G Lens. The front-facing camera boasts a 2.2MP sensor and is also capable of shooting 1080p video but at 30 frames per second. In addition, the Z3 is also waterproof and “dust-tight.” Overall dimensions are 5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches with a weight of 152 grams.
Sony will sell the Xperia Z3 in white, black, silver green or copper. In addition to carrier stores, the Xperia Z3 will also be available unlocked at Sony Stores.