Sony have today announced another Z device, this time it is the Z3+.
Whilst it is an upgrade over the Z3 it is not designed to replace the Z3 unless you really wish to upgrade, but be a more suitable alternative should Xperia Z1 or Z2 owners be looking for a change.
The Z3+ is essentially the much rumoured Z4 which has launched in certain regions. Why Sony have not stuck with the Z4 name here in the UK who knows.
The Z3+ has the following key features:
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 5.2 inch IPS 1080p screen
- 2.7 GHz quad-core processor with 3GB RAM
- 20.7 MP Camera
- 5 megapixel front camera
- 2,930 battery
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- MHL 3.0 – For 4K video out over HDMI
- USB Hostand USB OTG for connecting accessories
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC
Compared to the Z3 the Z3+ now benefits from an Octa-core, rather than quad-core processor, 32GB of internal memory rather than 16GB, a 5 megapixel front facing camera, whilst also being a little lighter and thinner.
Eagle eyes will also spot the micro USB port has moved to the base of the phone and has now been waterproofed, removing one more or the flappy port covers. This change means that the magnetic charging connector on the side of the handset has also been removed.
First stocks of the new Xperia are due towards the end of June and is available for pre-order today for £549 inclusive of VAT for a SIM free units in Black, Copper or White.