Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact: Australian release

Ready for a smartphone upgrade but the iPhone 6 does not do anything for you? Sony has actually revealed Australian details for its premium Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact handsets.

The waterproof gadgets will certainly go on sale in just over a week, and while their look continues to be much like their predecessors, the internal specifications are as very first rate as you ‘d expect.

If you want to select one up, Optus will be first out of the gate, offering the handsets from October 9. Telstra will certainly follow on the 14th.

Pre-orders open today from Optus and Sony direct, and Virgin will certainly take your order from the 3rd. Telstra devotees will certainly need to wait up until the 7th.

Pre-order and win

Sony is providing a PlayStation 4 to the first 100 consumers to pre-order a handset from Telstra, Optus, Virgin and Vodafone in order to highlight the Z3 variety’s PS4 Remote Play capability. This enables games to be streamed from the console to the smartphone, so there’s no need to stop playing once your significant other’s preferred program starts.

If you ‘d rather purchase among Sony’s handsets outright than get captured on a plan, the Xperia Z3 will be readily available for $849, while its even more modestly-sized sibling will set you back $699.

The Z3 will be readily available in black, white, copper and silver green, and the Z3 Compact will certainly come in black, white, green and orange (this looked closer to red to our eyes). Availability of colors will vary between providers.

Sony likewise revealed its SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk are on their way, with rates and availability information yet to be validated. For those who do not want to wait, the initial SmartBand is taking a cost cut and will be offered for $99 from today.