Sony Mobile has announced its latest flagship the Xperia Z3v for Verizon Wireless in the US. The handset will be priced at $199.99 available with a contract and will hit the shelves of Verizon on October 23. Xperia Z3v is a high-end sleek waterproof Android 4G LTE smartphone similar to Xperia Z3 but made by Sony exclusively for Verizon.
Sony Xperia Z3v looks like the Xperia Z2, but its features match those of the Xperia Z3. Only addition is the Qi wireless charging provided for the Verizon model. The device has aluminum sides and tempered glass front and back panels. It features a 5.2- inch FHD Triluminos 1080 x 1920 resolution display with Live Color LED powered by X-Reality for mobile. Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage expandable up to 128GB via a microSD slot.
Xperia Z3v has Sony’s 20.7MP primary rear camera with 1/2.3” Exmor RS and 4K video recording, and a 2.2MP 1080p front-facing camera. You can use both rear and front cameras at the same time to take pictures or shoot videos. You can also upload a live video of up to 15 minutes on YouTube.
The device has stereo speakers with S-Force front surround, Hi-Res Audio and Digital Sound Enhancement Engine. It has a 3200mAh battery with STAMINA and Ultra STAMINA modes that lasts for more than a day. It supports PlayStation 4 gaming by connecting to PS4 Remote Play. It is water proof and dust proof having the highest IP68 certification. This means that the device can survive for up to 30 minutes in 1.5m of fresh water when all the ports are properly closed. The device runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
Verizon will also be the first US carrier for Sony’s Android Wear Smartwatch 3 which will be priced at $249.99. Various accessories that will be available at Verizon include CPW5 Wireless Portable Charger based on Qi technology available for $59.99, DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller for $59.99 and GCM10 Game Control Mount for $39.99.
Check out the promo video of the Xperia Z3v: