SmartHouse - - FIRST LOOK // SONY - Writ­ten by DAVID RICHARDS

Strug­gling smart­phone man­u­fac­turer Sony has used IFA in Ber­lin to an­nounce yet an­other Xpe­ria smart­phone, this time it’s the XZ3 which is not much dif­fer­ent than pre­vi­ous mod­els ex­cept that it has an OLED screen and a “vi­bra­tor” built in.

The Ja­pa­nese Com­pany who is do­ing well in the sound mar­ket has also rolled out new noise-can­celling headphones called WH-1000XM3, as well as two new 4K TV’s. There was no 8K of­fer­ing de­spite ini­tial ru­mours.

The new Xpe­ria XZ3 which Sony has not said will go on sale in Aus­tralia comes with a 6-inch OLED dis­play, QHD+ res­o­lu­tion and re­lies on Sony’s own Bravia tech­nol­ogy for the OLED dis­play. Also built in is a vi­bra­tion sys­tem which Sony claim is for mu­sic lovers who want their smart­phone to de­liver “dy­namic Vi­bra­tion”.

It also comes with front sound speak­ers and a new user in­ter­face called Side Sense, which can fig­ure out the user’s habits and pre­dict the apps that will be used next in the side slide.

There’s also a Smart launch fea­ture, where hold­ing the phone hor­i­zon­tal will au­to­mat­i­cally launch the cam­era to take pic­tures. Xpe­ria XZ3’s cam­era will also sup­port 960 fps slow-mo­tion video at 1080p full HD res­o­lu­tion. It will be one of the first phones in the world to launch with An­droid 9 Pie. Pre-or­ders will open in Europe soon, and it will go on sale in Septem­ber.

The XZ3 It has a 19MP Mo­tion Eye main cam­era and 13MP front cam­era. How­ever, both the front and rear cam­era sup­port a Bokeh mode to blur out the back­ground, though Sony has not gone for a dual-cam­era sys­tem.

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