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IFA 2018: Sony Xperia XZ3 launched with Android Pie; 8 things to know

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Sony Xperia XZ3, the company’s flagship smartphone, has been announced at IFA 2018, Berlin. The device will run Android Pie and is powered by Bravia OLED TV technology.

“Our new XZ3 flagship smartphone is not just beautiful to look at, but it’s packed with Sony’s cutting-edge audio and visual technologies, letting you enjoy high-quality content just as the creators intended, for a truly immersive entertainment experience in the palm of your hand,” said Hideyuki Furumi, Executive Deputy President, Head of Sales Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications.

Sony Xperia XZ3 Specs and Features


IFA 2018: Sony Xperia XZ3 launched with Android Pie; 8 things to know

Xperia XZ3 has an end-to-end curved display, with bezels on top and bottom at the front — no notch. The device is water and dust resistant with IP65/IP68 certification and its display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The fingerprint sensor sits at the middle of the back panel, making it more accessible.

The water and dust resistant certification signify that you can carry the device in the rain or even give it a wash under a tap water but you need to keep all the ports and attached covers closed. You shouldn’t submerge the device under seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or other beverages.


Sony’s flagship device features a 6-inch QHD+ (1440 x 2880) OLED display, which is powered by Sony’s award-winning Bravia OLED TV technology. This helps the device deliver sharper and more vibrant colours.

The device features an HDR up-convert X-Reality engine that transforms SDR content close to HDR. In addition, the Dynamic Vibration System of the device will let you feel your hand when there is action going on in films or music videos.


Sony Xperia XZ3 is powered by a 10nm, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC (8x Kryo 385) chipset clocks at speeds up to 2.8GHz and is supported by Adreno 630 GPU. The chipset lets users fastest connection speeds at 1.2Gbps.

Advanced Motion Eye camera and AI

The device sports a 19MP Motion Eye camera with a 25mm wide-lens (F2.0), predictive hybrid autofocus and autofocus burst.

The camera can capture super slow motion video at 960fps at 1080p, supports 4K HDR video recording and HDR photos too.

The 19MP rear camera features an AI-powered tech, which knows what you wish to capture as soon as you open the viewfinder and captures images for you without you moving another finger.

The front camera is a 13MP unit with a 23mm wide-angle lens that lets you capture self-portraits with bokeh effect. It also features advanced 3D Creator that helps you add facial expressions to their scans.


The Sony Xperia XZ3 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory, which can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card.


The Xperia XZ3 is backed up by a 3300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3 support. Smart Stamina, Qnovo Adaptive Charging and Battery Care will enhance the battery life and will give you more screentime.


  • WiFi Miracast
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Google Cast
  • NFC
  • USB 3.1 Gen1


The following accessories are available alongwith the Sony Xperia XZ3

  • Style cover touch SCTH70
  • Style cover stand SCSH70
  • Wireless charging dock WCH20
  • Open-ear stereo headset STH40D
  • 2-way style USB audio and Bluetooth headset SBH90C
  • USB Type-C 2-in-1 cable EC270


The Sony Xperia XZ3 will go on sale at the end of September 2018 and boasts of being one of the first devices in the market being launched with Android 9 Pie.

It comes in four colours: Black, White Silver, Forest Green and Bordeaux Red.

Also read: Android 9 Pie (Go Edition): Everything you need to know


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