When is the Xperia XZ3 release date?
Sony has confirmed that the Xperia XZ3 will go on sale on 5 October.
How much does the Xperia XZ3 cost?
As we predicted, the Xperia XZ3 price is £699, matching the Xperia XZ2 which was £699 at launch.
You can buy it from Sony as well as the following networks and retailers, each with a different lure including free gifts and exclusive colours:
• Carphone Warehouse: Access to the award winning Blue Planet II series, free for all customers with purchase before 28 February 2019. Exclusive Forest Green colour.
• EE: Sony SRS-XB31 Bluetooth speaker (RRP £150) free for all customers with purchase before 5 November 2018. Exclusive White Silver colour.
• Sky Mobile: Sky Store voucher to pre-order Venom, staring Tom Hardy, and exclusive Venom wallpaper image free with purchase before 18 October 2018.
• Vodafone: Get Marvel’s Spider-Man PlayStation 4 game (RRP £54.99) and a year’s subscription to PlayStation Plus free with every purchase before 31 December 2018.
• O2: Purchase or upgrade before 21 November 2018 to get an increased data allowance as well as a Friends and Family cinema pass that gives up to 40 percent off cinema tickets for 2 years.
Xperia XZ3 specs
To pick out some of the highlights here, the Xperia XZ3 is the first Sony phone to come with an OLED screen. It's got a tall 18:9 aspect ratio but, like Samsung, the firm is avoiding the trend to introduce a notch at the top, preferring to have decent front facing stereo speakers instead.
The screen now has curved edges a bit like the Galaxy S9 and a feature similar to HTC's Edge Sense. It's called Side Sense here and means you can double tap on the side of the display to summon a menu containing your most used apps and settings.
Sony's Xperia XZ3 will be one of the first devices to ship with Android 9 Pie. However, it doesn't have dual cameras as you might expect – despite the XZ2 Premium coming with a pair.
You can check out the full specs sheet for the Xperia XZ3 below and read more about the phone in our full review.
- Android 9 Pie
- 6.0in OLED Quad HD+ HDR
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage, microSD up to 512GB
- 19Mp f/2.0 main camera, 4K HDR recording
- 13Mp f/1.9 front camera
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Nano-SIM (single or dual)
- 3300mAh battery
- Wireless charging
- 158 x 73 x 9.9mm