Sony unveils Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, and SmartWatch 3 at IFA 2014

 Although it has only been several months since Mobile World Congress, Sony has reloaded their arsenal, presenting entirely new products, replacing the Z2-series of products that launched a mere six months ago. Sony announced the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, and SmartWatch 3 at IFA 2014.

Xperia Z3

The Xperia Z3 is Sony's flagship device for 2014. The device follows the same design language as the previous flagship, the Z2, but updates the innards for the coming year. The device will come in four colors: Black, White, Green, and Copper. The device will be available in fall. 

Xperia Z3 Specifications:

  • 5.2" TRILUMINOUS 1080p Display
  • Snapdragon 2.5GHz Qualcomm Processor with Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB storage with microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 20.7MP camera with 4K video recording / 2.2MP front-facing camera
  • Waterproof and dust tight with IP65 and IP68 rating
  • 3100 mAh battery

The Xperia Z3 Compact

Following the success of the Z1 and Z2 Compact, Sony is introducing the Xperia Z3 Compact. The handset maintains a majority of the specifications from Sony's flagship model, but offers it in a smaller package. The device will come in four colors: Black, White, Red, and Green. The device will be available this fall. 

Xperia Z3 Compact Specifications:

  • 4.6" TRILUMINOUS 720p Display
  • Snapdragon 2.5GHz Qualcomm Processor with Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage with microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 20.7MP camera with 4K video recording / 2.2MP front-facing camera
  • Waterproof and dust tight with IPX5/6/8 rating
  • 2600 mAh battery

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Being touted as the the world's lightest and thinnest tablet, the Z3 Tablet Compact measures in at 6.4mm thin and weighs in at 270 grams. The tablet will become the successor to the Z2 Tablet and offer updated specifications for 2014.

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Specifications:

  • 8" TRILUMINOUS 1080p Display
  • Snapdragon 2.5GHz Qualcomm Processor with Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB storage with microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 8.1MP camera / 2.2MP front-facing camera
  • Waterproof and dust tight
  • Battery STAMINA mode for up to 13 hours of video playback

SmartWatch 3 and Smartband Talk

Sony introduces two new wearable devices, the SmartWatch 3 and the Smartband Talk. The SmartWatch 3 will be Sony's first Android Wear device. The Smartwatch 3 will offer a 1.6" 320x 320 display, with a waterproof rating of IP68, 4GB memory, and will be available in four colors. The Smartband Talk will be a fitness / life blogging device that will also allow users to communicate via voice. The Smartband Talk will feature a 1.4" e-ink display and have a waterproof rating of IP68. 

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