Sep 03 AT 12:36 PM Dustin Earley 2 Comments

Sony details six new devices at IFA 2014

Xperia Family featured

Are you ready for this? Sony has announced six, yes six, new devices at IFA today. The company is refreshing practically their entire Xperia product line, and throwing in a couple wearables for good measure.

Sony Xperia Z3

xperia z3

First up on the list if the plain-jane flagship of the bunch, the Sony Xperia Z3. The Z3 comes with everything you’d expect in a modern day flagship device. 1080p display, Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM and more.

  • 5.2-inch 1920×1080 TRILUMINOS display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor, ISO 3200 in manual mode
  • 2.2-megapixel front camera
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD slot with support for cards up to 128GB
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • 146.5 x 72 x 7.3mm
  • IP65 and IP68 rated for resistance to dust and water
  • 3100mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

xperia compact

Sony is continuing the trend of treating their “mini” devices as fist class citizens. Much like the Compacts to come before it, the Z3 Compact is almost identical to its bigger sibling. The Z3 compact only loses 1GB of RAM to go along with its smaller 4.6-inch 1280×720 display.

  • 4.6-inch 1280×720 display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS image sensor, ISO 12800 in manual mode
  • 2.2-megapixel front camera
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD slot with support for cards up to 128GB
  • 127.3 x 64.9 x 8.64mm
  • IP65, IP68 rated for resistance to dust and water
  • 2600mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Sony Xperia E3

xperia e3

You might recognize this pretty face. Despite it’s lower specs, it fits right in with the rest of the Xperia family. The Xperia E3 is Sony’s stab at an introductory level smartphone. And they do a darn good job at it.

  • 4.5-inch 854×480 IPS display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor
  • 5-megapixel rear, VGA front cameras
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of storage
  • microSD slot with support for cards up to 32GB
  • 137.1 x 69.4 x 8.5 mm
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • 2330mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact tablet

xperia z3 compact tablet

Sony is bringing the same philosophies it brought to the Xperia Z3 Compact to the Xperia Z3 Compact tablet. Sony is boasting that the tablet is ultra thin, ultra light, and made out of premium high-end materials. All while still being waterproof.

  • 8-inch 1920×1200 display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 8.1-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS image sensor
  • 2.2-megapixel front camera
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD slot with support for cards up to 128GB
  • 4G LTE connectivity optional
  • IP65, IP68 rated for dust and water resistance
  • 4500mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Sony SmartWatch 3

sony smartwatch 3

Sony’s third entry in its SmartWatch series is its first Android Wear device. It stand out from the competition by utilizing a more sporty look. The band looks more like a rubber housing which comes in black, white, lime and pink. Specs wise it does little to set itself apart from the competition, but it will make a great accessory for your new Xperia phone.

  • 1.6-inch 320×320 LCD display
  • 4GB of storage
  • IP68 rated for resistance to water
  • GPS, accelerometer, microphone, compass
  • Charges over microUSD
  • Available in black and lime editions at launch, with white and pink straps coming later on

Sony SmartBand Talk

sony smartband talk

The SmartBand Talk is a new device for Sony. It’s essentially a fitness band with access to Sony’s new LifeLog health app suite. The SmartBand Talk comes with an e-ink display for extra long battery life, a microphone and speaker for interacting with the device, and you guessed it, it’s also water proof.

  • 1.4-inch always-on e-paper display
  • Built-in accelerometer and altimeter sensor
  • IP68 rated for water resistance
  • Black and white available at launch, more colors coming later on

Wrap up

Sony wasn’t keen on providing a ton of release or pricing information on any of the devices announced today. T-Mobile has confirmed it will be selling the Z3 this fall, but that’s all we have for now. Keep checking back for updates.

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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