Powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC processor, the smartphone has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which can be further expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card. Which can be expanded via micro SD, provided you decide to forgo the second SIM slot. For shooting selfies, it is equipped with 13-megapixel front camera.
The front and back of the smartphone is covered by tempered glass Gorilla Glass 5, which became more stretched at the edges. Juicing up the handset is a 3,300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. Notably, the phone will be the first to ship with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box.
Even budget phones are now offering dual-lens capability, with HTC's just-announced U12 Plus (€349) providing a wide and telephoto lens. The camera app's UI has also been redesigned and made more intuitive.
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The XZ3 features a first for Sony, the smartphone has an OLED display used in Sony Bravia televisions. Sony usually equips its flagships with LCD panels, but this time around it went all-out on a attractive HDR-certified OLED, with the largest diagonal it's ever attempted on a top-shelf Xperia. In addition, your immersive experience is set to last all day, thanks to several useful battery features such as Smart Stamina, STAMINA mode, plus Battery Care and Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology to help the battery stay healthy to give you a longer battery lifespan. When you activate it in the settings just pick the smartphone in front of him in a horizontal position to make photos. Sony's UI will be included on top of Android 9 Pie, of course, but the company did not really release any information regarding it, so we do not really know what changes to expect design-wise.
The single camera on the XZ3 will bring a 19-megapixel Sony sensor, but it's unclear whether it will support OIS or EIS.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 launched at the same price in the United Kingdom and was $799 in the USA - so that's probably around what U.S. buyers will pay for the XZ3. We're still waiting for more info regarding the device's availability in other markets.