Sony had previously announced that they will be releasing their now flagship phone, the Sony Xperia Z4. However, the new smartphone is set to be only a Japan-exclusive release. This made a lot of eagerly waiting users a bit disappointed, since the competition of newer flagship phones always involved an international release.
Sony then announced an international edition of the Japan-exclusive Xperia Z4, called the Xperia Z3+. The flagship phone’s launch also came with a dual-SIM variant, the Xperia Z3+ Dual. The Ze3+ design and specifications and design is identical to the Japan-exclusive Z4, making the two only different by model names.
Just recently, the Xperia Z3+ has been made available for pre-order in European countries, with prices ranging from 699 ($764) to 550 ($836) for those in the U.K. The phone is also available in Hong Kong for HKD5,698 or $735.
According to a round-up at Express, the Xperia Z3+ and the Dual variant will have a 5.2 inch full HD display, and will be made out of a metal frame and will be available in four colors: black, white, copper, and aqua green. The Z3+ will also be a waterproof phone, like its predecessors, and is claimed to be dust-tight.
The device will be running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. As for its hardware, the device will be running under a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, equipped with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in internal storage, all powered by a 2900mAh battery.
Unlike recent flagship releases, the Xperia Z3+ will have support for an external microSD expansion of up to 128GB. It will have a 20.7 megapixels rear camera capable of 4K resolution video capture with 8x digital zoom, and a 5 megapixels front-facing camera with 25mm wide-angle lens, capable of making Full HD recording and even video calls.
The new Sony Xperia Z3+ is now available for pre-order in Europe and Hong Kong, and is set to launch globally this month.