Sony Xperia XZ3 Rocks Gorgeous 6-inch OLED Display And Ships With Android 9 Pie
We first got an early glimpse at the XZ3 earlier this month, and today we're getting a full look at the new flagship. As expected, this smartphone is rocking a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 4GB of RAM, while internal storage comes in at 64GB (microSDXC is supported up to 512GB). The XZ3 leapfrogs its predecessor's 5.7-inch 2160x1080 LCD in favor of a 2880x1440 OLED panel with an 18:9 aspect ratio (it's covered in Gorilla Glass 5).
Out back, you'll find a single 19MP camera with LED flash. This camera is capable of shooting videos in 4K HDR and can even do 960fps slo-mo. Just below the rear camera is the requisite fingerprint reader. Up front, there's a 13MP selfie camera with protrude mode and the ever-popular bokeh effect.
Other features on tap include IP68 water/dust resistances, support for dual nano SIMs, a 3,330 mAh battery (which is an upgrade from the 3,180 mAh battery found on the XZ2), and wireless charging support. Best of all, the XZ3 will ship with Android 9 Pie fresh out of the box. It's not that often that we see smartphone OEMs embrace the latest version of Android so early, but we shouldn't be too surprised -- Sony has was in on the Android P Developer Preview early in the game when it was first announced.
According to Sony, the Xperia XZ3 will be available for pre-order from Amazon in the United States starting on September 24th, and will ship on October 17th. As for pricing, the XZ3 will be available for $900. While that's a lofty price to pay for a flagship device, Sony is throwing in a free pair of Xperia Ear Duo headphones for those that pre-order early (while supplies last).