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Sony launches flagship smartphone Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact in India for Rs 51,990 and Rs 44,990, respectively

After unveiling the same at IFA 2014- a consumer electronics show held in Berlin- earlier this month, Sony has now launched its flagship smartphone Xperia Z3 in the Indian market. In addition, the company has also launched a mini version of the smartphone called Xperia Z3 Compact.

Both the devices are available for purchase as of now, and have been priced at Rs 51,990 and Rs 44,990 for Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact respectively. At the same event, the company had also launched two new smartphones targeted at the mid-price range segment of the market. Christened Xperia E3 and E3 dual, the devices are now available for Rs 11,999 and Rs 12,999 (read here for more).

Here is a look at the specifications of the devices.

Xperia Z3Xperia Z3 for Rs 51,990

Sony's flagship device sports a 5.2 inch full high definition TRILUMINOS display (1920×1080 pixel resolution) and runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. It is powered by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor and has 3GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 16GB, which can be further expanded an additional 128GB with a microSD card.

It has a 20.7 megapixel rear camera with Pulsed LED Flash (and Sony Exmor RS for mobile sensor) that is capable of 4K Ultra HD recording as well as full HD (1080p) recording. In addition, there is a 2.2MP front facing camera that can also record full HD videos. Additional features of the camera include burst mode, Steady shot (video stabilisation), HDR for both picture and videos, 8x digital zoom, geotagging, object tracking, and red-eye reduction, among others.

New social camera apps and editing features include Face in- enables users to capture an event and their reaction to it at the same time; AR fun- adds scribbles and animations to pictures; Movie creator- creates a movie from your photos and videos; Multi-camera- allows users to record from multiple angles with up to three compatible Xperia devices filming at the same time; and Sound Photo: adds sound to a photo.

On the connectivity front, the device has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G LTE, as well as a microUSB port and a microSD card slot. It also comes with GPS (with A-GPS support) and Near Field Communication (NFC). The dimensions of the device are 146.5mm x 72mm x 7.3mm and its weight is 152gm. Sony has provided a 3,100 mAh battery in the device that it claims will offer up to 19 hours of talk time and 740 hours of standby time.

Z3 CompactXperia Z3 Compact for Rs 44,990

Z3's younger sibling sports a slightly smaller 4.6 inch HD TRILUMINOS display (1280×720 pixel resolution) and runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat OS. It is powered by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor and has 2GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 16GB, which can be further expanded an additional 128GB with a microSD card.

Similar to the Z3, this one also has a 20.7 megapixel rear camera with Pulsed LED Flash (and Sony Exmor RS for mobile sensor) that is capable of 4K Ultra HD recording as well as full HD recording. In addition, there is a 2.2MP front facing camera that can also record full HD videos. On the connectivity front, the device has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G LTE, as well as a microUSB port and a microSD card slot.

The dimensions of the device are 127mm x 64.9mm x 8.6mm and its weight is 129gm. It comes with GPS (with A-GPS support) and NFC, and Sony has provided a 2,600 mAh battery in the device that it claims will offer up to 14 hours of talk time and 920 hours of standby time.

PS4 Remote Play

Sony has also announced the addition of PS4 Remote Play on the Xperia Z3 series. The only smartphones with PS4 Remote Play, you can use the devices as a remote screen to connect to and control your games on PS4. For those times when the TV is being used, simply connect your Xperia smartphone to your PS4 via home Wi-Fi and use the DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller (with the GCM10 Game Control Mount) to continue playing games on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact.

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