Sony has announced the Xperia Z3 Compact, revealing an impressive successor to the Xperia Z1 Compact packing a 4.6-inch (720 x 1280) display, 2600mAh battery with 2 day battery life, PS4 Remote Play and a higher level of dust/water resistance (IP65/IP68 certified) into a similar-sized body. The design features a rounded liquid reflection frame with tempered glass panels.
Camera duties are taken care of a 20.7MP Exmor RS sensor (including new 25mm wide angle G Lens) along with a 2.2MP Exmor R front-facing camera. High-resolution audio is also supported including DSEE HX, which upscales your existing AAC/MP3 music collection to near high-resolution quality.
In terms of hardware, the Xperia Z3 Compact sports a Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) chipset with 2.5GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 330 graphics. It comes with 2GB RAM (instead of the 3GB on the Xperia Z3), 16GB internal storage and microSD memory card support. The display has a 319 PPI pixel density and screen-to-phone ratio of 70.77% (ahead of the Xperia Z1 Compact at 61.84%).
The Xperia Z3 Compact has dimensions of 127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm and weighs 129 grams. This makes it thinner and lighter than the Xperia Z1 Compact (dimensions of 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm and weight of 137 grams). Like the Xperia Z3, the Xperia Z3 Compact will utilise the new nano SIM card standard.
The Xperia Z3 Compact will launch with four colours including traditional Black and White as well as the more vibrant Orange and Green. The handset will launch with Android 4.4.4 KitKat during Q4 2014.
Xperia Z3 Compact press photos