Taking stage at IFA 2014, Sony is showing off its latest Xperia gadgets with the new Z3, Z3 Compact, and E3 smartphones. The flagship Z3 is a 5.2-inch “dust-tight and waterproof” aluminum framed device that ships in black, copper, silver green, and white. Included is a feature called PS4 Remote Play allowing you to game on the device with the PS4 controller.

Next up is the Compact Z3, a 4.6-inch device (compact, huh?) that’s also dust-tight and water proof with options in black, green, orange, and white. The Xperia Compacy Z3 also enjoys PS4 Remote Play support (as does the tablet version). Last is the Xperia E3, a 4.5-inch device with a 5 megapixel camera available in black, copper, lime, and white. (Oh, and there were also wearables, of course.) Press releases for each follows…

Xperia™ Smartphones – Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony’s new flagship smartphones combine the best Sony technologies including its camera, camcorder and audio technologies, together with the world’s first immersive PS4 gaming experience on a smartphone through PS4 Remote Play.*1With its large 5.2 inch display, Xperia Z3 incorporates a rounded aluminium frame and tempered glass panels, providing a crafted finish and a slim, light body measuring just 7.3mm in width and weighing only 152g. This dust-tight and waterproof (IP65/68)*2 powerhouse blends beauty with function. It is available in a range of colors: white, black, copper or silver green.*3Xperia Z3 Compact is perfect for one-handed use with a rounded liquid reflection frame and tempered glass panels for an elegant premium finish, and measures just 129g in weight. It is also dust-tight and waterproof (IP65/IP68)*2. It is available in a range of four colors: white, black, orange and green.Both models leverage Sony’s advanced camera technologies such as its 1/2.3″ Exmor™ RS for mobile CMOS image sensor, BIONZ™ for mobile processing engine and the new 25mm wide-angle Sony G-Lens, that combine to generate photos and videos in sharp and vivid detail. ISO 12800 sensitivity and Sony’s enhanced SteadyShot™ technology minimize noise and blurring, while delivering enhanced exposure and brilliantly vivid colors.In terms of audio, both models deliver High-Resolution audio output directly via the headphone jack, and also feature Sony’s ground-breaking DSEE HX technology which upscales the fidelity of low-res music files (MP3, AAC) to near High-Resolution quality*4, ensuring that extremely high audio quality can be enjoyed anytime. Furthermore, they both feature digital noise cancelling capability built-in, reducing ambient noise by up to approximately 98%.*5Sony is also enabling users to enjoy the immersive PS4 gaming experience on the screens of their Xperia smartphones by expanding PS4 Remote Play.

Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are scheduled for launch in Japan and other regions this Autumn.

And the E3…

Xperia™ Smartphone Xperia E3

Xperia E3 shares the same premium design style as Sony’s latest flagship Xperia Z3 series and is available in a range of striking colors including white, black, lime and copper*. Designed to fit firmly into the user’s hand, and featuring a scratch-resistant 4.5 inch screen, Xperia E3 is made to handle everyday wear, and keep it looking smart for longer. It is equipped with a 5 megapixel camera and Sony’s creative camera apps to add creative fun to photos and videos. Xperia E3’s ‘shake to start’ app enables users to customize shortcuts to their favorite apps and access them with just a flick of the wrist. Its high-speed Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 400 processor with quad-core 1.2GHz CPUs and long lasting battery with Battery STAMINA Mode keep users connected for longer, enabling them to enjoy entertainment on the go.

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