Surprisingly, this year, it is not Samsung, but Sony with the most devices in the first day of IFA. Finally, we got some confirmation on the two devices that we have been expected, the Sony Z3 and Z3 compact, as well as other new smartphones, tablet, and smartwatches!
For IFA, Sony has prepared the successor for the Z2, the Xperia Z3, as well as the successor for the Z compact, the Z3 compact and the E3. We also got for ourselves the Xperia Z3 tablet compact, the Smart Watch 3 and SmartBand Talk.
Starting with smartphones, let’s talk about the Sony Xperia Z3. What Sony has brought to the table today is nothing revolutionary, but other solid smartphones. Specification wise, we have almost the same thing here, with the Snapdragon 801 clocks 2.5 GHz, 16GB/32GB of built-in storage (expandable), 5.2-inch 1080p display. The camera is the same 20.7MP camera with optical image stabilization, with offer of ISO rating up to 12800. With some new features, Sony was confident enough to say that it is “the world’s best camera and camcorder in a smartphone.” For all the PS4 gamer out there, the phone allows you to pair it with the console and use it as a wireless touch screen.
Talk about high – end devices, we also got the Z3 compact, the successor of the no-compromise in smaller foot-print Z compact. The phone is a 4.6-inch device with the same specification as its bigger brother, the Xperia Z3, beside the 720p display and the 2600mAH instead of a 3,100 mAH battery like the Z3. While we are on the subject of “compact”, Sony also released the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, a smaller tablet with all the high-end spec. The device features a 8-inch Full HD display, with a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 and 3GB of RAM, as well as an 8.1MP main camera, and 2.1MP front-facing. The Z3, Z3 compact and Z3 Tablet Compact will all be able to connect with the PS4
Move to mid-range, we got the Xperia E3, with, as you would guess, a mid-range spec sheet. With a slightly bigger display than the Z3 Compact, but lower resolution, the handset features a 4.8-inch FWVGA display. The phone runs on the Snapdragon 400, with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of built-in storage (expandable) and a 2330mAh battery. The phone also has a 5MP main camera and a VGA-able front-facer.
Finally, we have Sony’s newest wearable, the Smart Watch 3 and the Smart Band Talk. The SmartWatch 3 is an Android Wear product, which will replace the company’s wearable OS. Specification wise, it is what can find on most smartwatch, a 320×320 screen with a 1.2GHz SoC, 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, 420mAh battery which is chargeable via MicroUSB cable. Next, we have the SmartNamd, which is a wearable that does exactly what the name indicates: make phone calls. The wearable has a 1.4-inch e-ink display, runs on an ARM Cortext-M4 32-bit processor, 2MB of RAM. It will be able to connect to any Android that runs 4.4 and above. Both of the wearable have NFC and Bluetooth, as well as an IP68 rating, means waterproof.
While the Z3 was confirmed to be carry by T-Mobile in the fall, other devices are still a question. However, internationally, most of the listed devices will be available this fall.