The Sony Xperia XZ3 Finally Launches

The Sony Xperia XZ3 Finally Launches
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Leaks and rumours have been going wild over this one, and now Sony’s Xperia XZ3 has finally been formally announced at IFA. Here’s what we know so far.

This post was originally published on August 30 at 22:15.

The new Xperia will contain a 3D glass design with 6-inch OLED display (just like Sony’s Bravia TV range), QHD+ (2880×1440) and 18:9 aspect ratio.

The new smart user interface with side sense AI allows one-handed screen navigation. Double-tapping anywhere on either side of the display with bring up the app launcher, which will predict the apps and quick settings the user wants. This will be based on their lifestyle including time of day, location, and usage frequency.

It also lets you take a photo without having to move your hand.


The rear camera is 19.2 MP and has Sony’s Motion Eye camera system. It also has Smart Launch with allows the AI to instantly launch the camera when you hold the phone up in landscape mode.

It is also able to handle 4K movie recording at 960 fps.

The front camera is 13.2 MP and has a F1.9 lens, along with enhanced selfie capabilities, including touch ups and background bokeh.

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The XZ3 will also be one of the first new Android phones to launch with Android 9 Pie, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.

While it wasn’t mention at the event, apparently there will only be a 64GB version of the XZ3 available, with micro SD support for expandable 512GB of storage.

In regards to battery, we have heard it’s 3,330mAh.

Sadly was no word on the also-rumoured Xperia XZ3 Compact. Also it doesn’t have a headphone jack.

We don’t have any word on an Australian price and release date, it’s expected to start rolling out in Europe in late September.