Sony Sends Out Invites for October 9 Event in New York

Sony Sends Out Invites for October 9 Event in New York

Sony, a day after announcing its Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones in India, has now sent another invitation for an event scheduled for October 9 in New York.

The Sony invite image (seen above) shows the date and time along with a text in bold letters written on a wall saying "Demand Great."

We already know that Sony has been promoting its Xperia Z3 models on Twitter with #DemandGreat hashtag, indicating the New York launch most probably the US launch of the Xperia Z3 family - the Xperia Z3 (Review | Pictures), Xperia Z3 Compact (Pictures), and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. While some are expecting a new device to be announced, it seems quite likely that the event is for the Xperia Z3 family.

Adding to the release date speculation, T-Mobile, a US telecom operator, has confirmed that it would start selling the Xperia Z3 in the coming weeks. CNET added that Sprint might also sell its own carrier-locked Xperia Z3 handset soon. However, Sony is yet to confirm the aforementioned details.

Sony launched its Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact handset in India on Thursday for Rs. 51,990 and Rs. 44,990 respectively. Both smartphones feature IP65/68 certification, which makes them dust-proof and waterproof. Sony says both smartphones have 4G LTE support for Indian bands.

Both smartphones also feature PS4 Remote Play, which allows users to stream their PS4 games onto the smartphone over the home Wi-Fi network - this functionality will only be rolled out in November. Check out our previous coverage for the detailed specifications of the smartphones can be seen here.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Slim, light and well built
  • Superb performance
  • Excellent camera quality
  • Dust- and water-resistant
  • Bad
  • Too much bloatware
  • Expensive
Display 5.20-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Front Camera 2.2-megapixel
Rear Camera 20.7-megapixel
RAM 3GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 3100mAh
OS Android 4.4
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Massive power in an unobtrusive package
  • Great camera
  • Good screen and speakers
  • Dust- and water-resistant
  • Bad
  • Software could use improvement
Display 4.60-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Front Camera 2.2-megapixel
Rear Camera 20.7-megapixel
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 2600mAh
OS Android 4.4
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
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