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Sony teases improved water protection for Xperia Z3 line as more details surface

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Sony IFA teaserNot one to put on a coy act leading up to high-profile product announcements, Sony continues to gradually let inside information relating to its numerous upcoming gadgets trickle out. After confirming three Xperia Z3s are in the pipeline, one or several of which will measure less than 7 mm thin, the Japanese took to Twitter to tease the family’s swimming abilities.

That Sony flagships, and occasionally even mid-rangers, have an innate love for water is no longer a big surprise. But the Xperia creators never settle for the predictable, so it appears the Z3 and Z3 Compact smartphones, as well as the Z3 Tablet Compact shall go deeper than ever before in their aquatic challenge.

Namely, the trio is expected to gracefully handle immersions in waters as deep as 2 meters, possibly deeper, compared to Z2s, which can barely survive at 1.5 m. Take that, Samsung.

Meanwhile, yet another source corroborates speculations the Xperia Z3 handheld will highly resemble the Z2, with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip and 3 GB of RAM. 9to5Google further says the Z3 Compact is a 4.7 incher with a 720p panel and the same beefy S801/3 GB memory configuration, whereas the slate counterpart reportedly measures 8 inches in diagonal while retaining the larger phone’s screen pixel count: 1,920 x 1,080.

What’s interesting is the online publication tips the imminent arrival of a third Sony smartphone, the Xperia E3, aimed at budget-careful individuals with a moderate thirst for power. Allegedly priced at between $200 and $300, the E3 carries upper mid-range specifications: quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC, 1.5 GB RAM, 4.8-inch 720p panel.

Via [Sony UK Twitter], [9to5Google]

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