The rear panel is made up of glass that will seamlessly curve into the metal frame. The Xperia XZ3 does offer front-facing speakers, and it comes in several color variants, including Black, Silver White, Forest Green, and Bordeaux Red. It sports a 6-inch QHD+ (1440x2880) HDR OLED Triluminos display with 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. As is the move to OLED - another first for the company.
If you whip the Xperia XZ3 out and immediately hold it in landscape orientation, chances are you're setting up to snap a photo. It's also curved, which the Xperia XZ2's isn't. Double tapping on either side of the smartphone will launch an array of apps which the user would want to use next. This compares to the all-screen devices now being released by Apple, Samsung, Huawei, LG and a host of other big phone manufacturers.
The Sony Xperia XZ3 features a 6-inch Quad HD display. As we've heard a few times before, Sony is opting for a single lens 19MP camera around the back, which uses the company's Motion Eye technology to capture 4K HDR videos and 1080p slow motion videos that record at 960fps. Upfront though, the smartphone has been suggested to come with a 13-megapixel camera for taking selfies. While this result might be impressive, Xperia XZ3 manages to impress us even further by scoring 8665 points in the multi-core tests.
Sony showed off a new flagship smartphone Xperia XZ3.
In this case bigger should be better, but it remains to be seen whether the extra capacity is enough to compensate for the larger, sharper screen. Yes, those are a lot of letters, and we're here to tell you what they mean.
Ben Wood, analyst at CCS insight, said the launch was Sony's latest effort to play catch up in the lucrative global smartphone market, but expressed doubt.
We don't have any word on an Australian price and release date, it's expected to start rolling out in Europe in late September.
The Xperia XZ3 features a 3,300mAh battery on the inside, and that battery is not removable, in case you were wondering.
And of course, the other flagship specs are there.