Sony announced the Xperia Z3+ without too much fuss, and that’s because the device is nothing more but the international version of the Xperia Z4, which the company announced at the end of April for Japanese customers. The new smartphone is an update to the Xperia Z3 and the only difference from the Japanese model is just its name.
The smartphone comes with Snapdragon 810 on the inside, an upgrade from the Snapdragon 801 used in the previous model. The Z3+ will now come with 32GB of built-in storage, which is twice the 16GB amount offered in the Z3. However, the RAM remains at 3GB, as Sony doesn’t think it needs to take on smartphones which already come with 4GB of RAM, such as Asus ZenFone 2, Lenovo’s K80 or Xiaomi’s Mi Note Pro.
The handset sports the same 5.2-inch 1080p Trilumionus display, measuring 146 x 72 x 6.9 mm, which is a bit slimmer than the 7.3 mm thinness of the Xperia Z3, with the rest of its dimensions being the same. Thus, with its even slimmer profile, the Sony Xperia Z3+ now matches the iPhone 6 in terms of thinness. But along with the decrease in bulkiness, the battery has had to suffer, as its current capacity is 2,930mAh, slightly smaller than the 3,100mAh in the Xperia Z3/
In terms of its appearance, the Sony Xperia Z3+ now features a flapless microUSB and its front speakers have been moved to the edges of the front panel. The handset features the same 20.7MP Sony Exmor sensor, but the front camera has been upgraded to 5MP for better selfies. The aluminum-framed body is still available in a choice of black, white, or copper; and perhaps a few more color options would’ve been a wiser choice, but the Japanese company has decided otherwise.
At the moment we still don’t know the pricing of the Sony Xperia Z3+, but Sony confirmed it will be released in June. The company will also release a dual-SIM model, as well.