News by Luke Jones on Tuesday October 14, 2014.
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Sony is taking its US strategy seriously this year and T-Mobile has confirmed that the company's Xperia Z3 flagship will be arriving on its network this month. That follows Verizon's news last week that it would offer the Xperia Z3v (a re-tooled Z2) for $199 on contract starting this week. It is also thought that Sprint will offer the Xperia Z3 too as T-Mobile is certainly not discussing the device as an exclusive.The Magenta network said it will start selling the new flagship from October 29th, with pre-orders opening for the handset on October 15th. That mirrors the general global roll out of the Xperia Z3 making this the first time Sony has released its new flagship smartphone in the United States so soon after launch. The Xperia Z3 gets a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 3,100mAh battery, a 20.7-megapixel camera and Android 4.4 KitKat. In other Sony news the company has detailed its plans for the Xperia Z3 Compact, a smaller version of the Z3 proper that also launched at IFA last month. While that handset is getting an extensive global roll out, Sony is not concentrating on the US market as much as it is with the normal Z3. The company has confirmed that the device will not be coming to any US carriers in the near future, but that does not mean it's unavailable. Instead, Sony has made the Xperia Z3 Compact available on its official US online store for an unlocked price of $530. So, while that excludes people who wanted to break up their payment, those wanting the Z3C can get one unlocked and compatible with AT&T's and T-Mobile?s LTE bands. The Compact comes with a 4.6-inch 1,280 x 720 display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of capturing 4K video and Android 4.4 KitKat. If you're not moved by the Z3 Compact's high asking price, you now can pick up Sony's reduced flagship in either black, white, orange or green. source: Sony
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