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UK retailers put Sony XPERIA Z3+ up for pre-order

Wondering when the newly unveiled Sony XPERIA Z3+ will be available for pre-order in the UK. The answer to that question is now. Four retailers have set the smartphone up for pre-order.

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These retailers include Amazon, Clove, Handtec, and Mobile Fun. Amazon is asking £549.99 for the XPERIA Z3+, Clove wants £549.00, Handtec wants £545.99, and Mobile Fun is asking £549.00.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Sony XPERIA Z3+, the smartphone sports a a 5.2-inch Triluminos screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (pixel density of 424 ppi), a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 32 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot (support for as much as 128 GB), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, and a 2,930 mAh battery. It has an IP 65/68 rating for dust and waterproofing. IP68 means that the phone can be submerged in water as deep as 3 meters (9.8 feet) without getting damaged. It measures 146.3 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm and weighs in at 144 g. It runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box.

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Check out this new Sony XPERIA Z3+ ad – it’s all about the cameras

Sony recently lifted the lid on its new international flagship – the Sony XPERIA Z3+, which is identical to the Japanese-exclusive XPERIA Z4. Now the Japanese firm has launched a second adand it all about the smartphone’s cameras.

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Here’s the ad:

If you’re unfamiliar with the Sony XPERIA Z3+, the smartphone sports a 5.2-inch Triluminos screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (pixel density of 424 ppi), a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 32 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot (support for as much as 128 GB), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, and a 2,930 mAh battery. It has an IP 65/68 rating for dust and waterproofing. IP68 means that the phone can be submerged in water as deep as 3 meters (9.8 feet) without getting damaged. It measures 146.3 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm and weighs in at 144 g. It runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box.

According to Sony, the XPERIA Z3+ will be available globally in June.

Does this ad make you want to get your hands on the Sony XPERIA Z3+? Phones LTD will let you know once the smartphone is available in the UK.

Why the Sony XPERIA Z3+ doesn’t have a Quad HD screen explained

Jonathan Lin, Sony Mobile Taiwan’s general manager, explains that the Japanese company’s smartphones isn’t quite ready for Quad HD screens (1440 x 2560 pixel resolution), which is why Sony’s newly unveiled XPERIA Z3+ only sports a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.

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According to Focus Taiwan, Lin said at a press event in Taiwan, “At the moment, making the move to 2K technology on 5- to 5.5-inch screens does not seem able to achieve market segmentation, so we have no plans to launch 2K phones.”

It’s a different story with tablets, Lin confirms, as the Sony XPERIA Z4 Tablet sports a 2K screen.

Aside from the 5.2-inch 1080p screen, the XPERIA Z3+ sports a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 32 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot (support for as much as 128 GB), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, and a 2,930 mAh battery. It has an IP 65/68 rating for dust and waterproofing. IP68 means that the phone can be submerged in water as deep as 3 meters (9.8 feet) without getting damaged. It measures 146.3 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm and weighs in at 144 g. It runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box. It will be launched globally in June.

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Sony XPERIA Z5 to be the successor of the XPERIA Z3+?

According to a report from Chinese-speaking ePrice, since the recently unveiled Sony XPERIA Z3+ (shown below) is the exact same device as the XPERIA Z4, which was unveiled in Japan, the successor of the Z3+ will be XPERIA Z5.

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It is still a mystery when we’ll get to see the XPERIA Z5, but we’re guessing we’ll see the rumoured upcoming flagship before the end of 2015.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Sony XPERIA Z3+, the smartphone sports a 5.2-inch Triluminos screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (pixel density of 424 ppi), a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 32 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot (support for as much as 128 GB), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, and a 2,930 mAh battery. It has an IP 65/68 rating for dust and waterproofing. IP68 means that the phone can be submerged in water as deep as 3 meters (9.8 feet) without getting damaged. It measures 146.3 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm and weighs in at 144 g. It runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box. It will be launched globally in June.

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Sony XPERIA Z3+ Quick Charge UCH10 charger – get 5 hours of battery life with only 10 minutes of charging

New Snapdragon processors made by Qualcomm come with Quick Charge technology, which allow smartphones get fully charged in a matter of minutes. The newly unveiled Sony XPERIA Z3+ comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor under the hood supports the feature. This said, say hello to the Quick Charge UCH10 charger for the new smartphone, which offers 5 hours of battery life after only 10 minutes of charging. A 45-minute charge will keep the lights on the entire day.

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Although the UCH10 is compatible with the single SIM variant of the XPERIA Z3+, it will not work with the dual SIM variant. This is strange since both offer the same specs, apart from the extra SIM card slot.

The XPERIA Z3+ is not the only smartphone the UCH10 supports. It is also compatible with the XPERIA Z3 Compact.

It is still unknown if the Quick Charge UCH10 will ship with the XPERIA Z3+ or if it will be sold separately.

To recap, the Sony XPERIA Z3+ sports a 5.2-inch Triluminos screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (pixel density of 424 ppi), a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 32 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot (support for as much as 128 GB), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, and a 2,930 mAh battery. It has an IP 65/68 rating for dust and waterproofing. IP68 means that the phone can be submerged in water as deep as 3 meters (9.8 feet) without getting damaged. It measures 146.3 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm and weighs in at 144 g. It runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box.

The XPERIA Z3+ launch globally in June.

Keep it here at Phones LTD to find out whether Quick Charge UCH10 ships with the Sony XPERIA Z3+ or not.