As expected of Sony and the rumors, the company has recently announced the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact Android smartphones. The former will be Sony’s second flagship smartphone for 2014, while the latter will be a slightly smaller model, ideal for those who figure that smartphones these days are getting a bit too big to be useful.
Interestingly enough it seems that despite the Compact moniker, Sony was serious when they said that they weren’t compromising on performance. Both the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact will feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor under the hood clocked at 2.5GHz.
Both phones will also come with a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor with BIONZ image processing technology to help deliver high quality photographs, along with a 25mm wide-angle lens that should allow photographers to capture more from where they are standing. Both phones will also feature a 20.7MP sensor and Sony’s G-lens, and will be able to capture video in both 4K and Full HD quality.
Now if there is a difference between both phones, it is that the Sony Xperia Z3 will feature a larger 5.2-inch Full HD display, while the Xperia Z3 Compact will come with a smaller 4.6-inch 720p HD display. However both phones will utilize Sony’s TRILUMINOS Display technology so apart from the difference in resolution, the quality should be the same.
Sony is also boasting how both phones will be the only smartphones that will come with PS4 Remote Play, which basically allows users to use their phones as secondary displays to either play their games on or to control their games with. Pricing of either phone have yet to be officially revealed but Sony expects that both the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact will launch globally starting this autumn.