Sony Xperia Z3+ starts global rollout despite overheating issues

Sony Xperia Z3+ starts global rollout despite overheating issues
Sony today announced that the Xperia Z3+ (officially unveiled in May) is shipping globally starting this week. Of course, the handset is already available in a few markets - like Japan (where it's called Z4) and the UK - but it's now going to reach many other countries around the world.

The Xperia Z3+ is slightly slimmer than last year's Xperia Z3 (6.9 mm vs. 7.3 mm), and brings several improvements, including a 5 MP front-facing camera, a 5.2-inch 1080p display that works better with wet fingers, and an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. Unfortunately, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset seems to be a problem, rather than an enhancement, as it's causing the new handset to overheat in some situations. Sony promised that it would launch a software update to fix this issue, but it's not clear exactly when the update will be available.

Sony didn't say if the Xperia Z3+ will be released in the US in this configuration. However, an arguably better handset - the Xperia Z4v - will soon be launched by Verizon Wireless. The Z4v is Sony's first smartphone to sport a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, and will be sold only via Verizon.


source: Sony

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Xperia Z3+
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2930 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat

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