Sony Xperia XZ3 Concept, Features, Specs and Release Date
Sony released the Xperia XZ2 flagship with many elegant features and awesome specs at MWC 2018 in February. However, buzz about the next flagship from Sony has already begun. The Xperia XZ3 is the successor of XZ2 and might come in September 2018 at IFA 2018, according to tech analysts.
In the upcoming flagship from Sony, we can expect many new features and improvements to existing features. The probable Specs of XZ3 include Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB Ram, 5.8 inch LCD Display with 18:9 ratio and FHD+ resolution.
Xperia XZ3 Display
In Xperia XZ2, Sony has revamped the Display design with the debut of 18:9 aspect ratio. The forthcoming flagship from the Japanese tech giant may sport 5.8 inch IPS LCD display or OLED Display with HDR support. The flagship may boast FullHD+ resolution just like its predecessor. Because of HDR support, users can watch HDR content on Netflix and view other HDR content.
Sony will optimize the design further and reduce the side bezels and also top, bottom bezels to decrease the body size of the flagship. There might be no notch design like Apple iPhone X, as many users don’t like it. More details about the Sony XZ3 Display will be revealed in coming days.
Xperia XZ3 Camera
In XZ3, Sony may use 19MP primary Camera with LED flash and 8MP front Camera with LED flash. Both Cameras support Gyro based Electronic Image Stabilization which is slightly better than Optical Image Stabilization. The flagship may come with dedicated AI processing chip to produce advanced Camera effects with ease. Perhaps, Sony XZ3 produce effects like Bokeh without dual camera setup. Sony may improve the lens setup to implement wide aperture and produce better results.
Super slow motion recording is one of the exclusive of Sony’s flagships. Sony XZ3 may come with 4K HDR video recording at 30fps and FHD recording at 960fps support. More interesting details about the Camera of XZ3 will be revealed in coming days.
Xperia XZ3 Performance
The flagship will be powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset which is an Octa Core chipset. Four high performance cores clocked at 2.7 Ghz and four high efficiency cores clocked at 1.7 Ghz. The Mobile Platform also contains X20 LTE modem, Hexagon 685 DSP, Adreno 630 GPU, Quick Charge 4+ support, Spectra 280 ISP and so on.
As the chipset built on 10nm LPP process, power efficiency has got much better than SD835 chipset. In the next year, Qualcomm is going to release the first 7nm chipset SD 855, according to leaks.
X20 LTE Modem
The Snapdragon 845 Mobile platform contains X20 LTE Modem, which is supports 1.2 Gbps lightening fast download speeds and 150 Mbps upload speeds. The modem is built on 10nm process, very conservative regarding power usage. The X20 modem supports 5×20 Mhz carrier aggregation and Cat. 18 download and Cat. 13 upload speeds. X20 modem also supports Dual SIM dual LTE technology like its predecessor. So the Xperia XZ3 flagship will give lightening fast transfer speeds with the new X20 modem.
Sony Xperia XZ3 flagship may boast RAM upto 6GB to provide fluid like multi-tasking experience to users. The recently announced Xperia XZ2 Premium boasts 6GB Ram and UFS memory.
Adreno 630 GPU
One of the highlighted features of SD845 is Adreno 630 Graphics Processing Unit. Qualcomm claims that the GPU in the flagship chipset will work 30% more power efficient and give 30% increased performance over its predecessor. The claims seem to be exaggerated at first, but later after benchmarking the devices powered by the SD 845 chipset, the claim seems true.
The new GPU works very fast in real world use and also supports wide colour gamut. Not only that, Adreno 630 also supports higher output resolutions than Adreno 540. So the GPU is fully compatible with many advanced VR and AR headsets in the market and can produce output : 2k x 2k at 120 frames per second. So Xperia XZ3 powered by SD845 will give immersive VR and AR experience.
Xperia XZ3 Release Date
Sony announced the Xperia XZ1 flagship at pre-IFA 2017 event on August 31st, 2017. Later, the XZ2 came at MWC 2018 on February 26th. So we can easily predict the launch date of the next Xperia flagship. The Japanese tech giant most likely announce the XZ3 flagship in late-August at pre-IFA 2018 event or on August 31st.
So the shipping of XZ3 may take place in early September or mid-September. The flagship might land in the US in early-October. I Europe and Australia, the XZ3 sales may begin in September. The Price list of XZ3 might be revealed in September 2018.
If Sony decided to go with the launch of XZ Pro flagship for the IFA event, as rumours have spread, then the release of XZ3 may take place in 2019.
Update on 11/6/2018 :
An alleged spec sheet of Xperia XZ3 has leaked in Japan. The spec sheet shows that Xperia XZ3 will be an incremental upgrade over XZ2, sporting Dual Rear Camera, slightly bigger battery, more Ram and also lighter. The Sony XZ3 is coming with 5.7 inch LCD Display with FullHD+ resolution just like its predecessor and powered by SD 845 chipset, according to the leak.
However, the body size of XZ3 will be smaller than XZ2 and boasts 6GB Ram and 3280 mAh battery. The Dual rear camera contains 19MP and 12MP sensors and the front Camera is the same 13MP sensor. The flagship support microSD card upto 400GB.
Update on 10/9/2018 :
The Japanese tech giant launched the Xperia XZ3 flagship with revamped design few days back at IFA 2018. The flagship sports 6 inch OLED Display and powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset. The pre-orders are yet to begin and the price could be similar to its predecessor that is $799.