A taste of things to come?
Sony has announced its new Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones, both of which will be the first phones to support PS4 Remote Play.
Both models can connect to your PlayStation 4 console in order to enable you to play games without using your TV screen, though it's very much designed to be used elsewhere in the home rather than out and about. If you want to play a game, the new GCM10 Game Control Mount must be used to connect your DualShock 4 to the device and you'll then be able to play through home Wi-Fi. Alternatively, no controller is needed if you just want to remotely watch friends' gameplay, talk to them, or purchase and download new titles.
As for the phones themselves, the Xperia Z3 measures in at 5.2" and comes in white, black, copper and silver green, while its more compact brother is 4.6" and comes in orange, green, white or black. Both are highly waterproof and dust-tight and come with a fully integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU with 4G LTE modem. Sony claims the battery life is such that you should be able to go two days without a charge, or push it further if you use the new "Stamina" mode to turn off background functions when they're not in use.
Both models include a 20.7MP camera with 1/2.3” Exmor RS for mobile image sensor to boost photo and video detail, along with a 25mm G Lens and ISO 12800 sensitivity to support photos in a range of situations, including those with low light. Video clips can be recorded in 4K resolution, too.
Finally, the mobile also bring together Sony’s Triluminos Display for mobile with Live Colour LED, X-Reality for mobile in a bid to foster intuitive contrast adjustment. For more on the device, including official specifications, check out the smartphones' product page.
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