The Sony Xperia Z3 is going to hit India very soon, as Sony has started sending out invites to press for an event on September 25 in Delhi. The invite doesn't specifically mention the device, but it could be none other than for their next flagship - Sony Xperia Z3.
The invite is itself simple and features a tag line that said, "The time to great demand is coming". It's background shows a golden finish. This gives us some hints about the body of the Z3.
The Japanese giant on Monday sent invites to members of the media for an event on Sep 25, at which the company is widely expected to unveil its next flagship smartphone, the Z3, as well as its Android Wear-based SmartWatch 3. Just for the reminder, Sony officially unveiled the Xperia Z3 earlier this month at IFA 2014.
Sony Xperia Z3 - Highlighted Specifications
The Xperia Z3 sports a 5.2-inch display offering a Full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The display is powered by company's Triluminos Display for mobile and X-Reality for mobile picture engine.
The big-ticket phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU with 4G LTE modem and Adreno 330 GPU, paired with 3GB RAM for swift multi-tasking operation. It runs on Google's Android 4.4 (Kitkat) OS.
In the imaging department, there's a 20.7 MP rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. Also add a 2.2 MP front-facing shooter. The phone's back camera is capable of recording videos in 4K format.
The smartphone comes with a 16GB on board storage with an option to expand native memory up to 128 GB using microSD slot. Connectivity options include: 4G LTE, aGPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC, Native USB tethering Synchronisation, USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot.
The makers have added a 3100 mAh battery. According to Sony, the battery pack will offer talk time up to 19 hours, standby time of up to 740 hours.
Sony's Xperia Z3 is expected to launch at a price point of Rs. 47,000. There's no word yet whether that company will drop the retail price of the Xperia Z2, once its successor hits the market.
Sony Struggles To Sell High-End Xperia Smartphones
Sony recently cut its earnings outlook for the sixth time that's because the company's smartphone unit has failed to grow despite a rapid growing market. Earlier Sony had aimed to expand the mobile division but was now revising its strategy. Kazuo Hirai, CEO, Sony, said that the company would cut 15% of the staff in its mobile unit in the current fiscal year. Analysts believe that Sony has been unable to establish its feet in the U.S, a critical market in respect of premium phones.