Sony Xperia Z3v smartphone will be released on October 23, 2014 in the U.S at Verizon Wireless for $199.99.
Xperia Z3v will be available for purchase nationwide at Verizon Wireless with new two-year activation. The price without contract will be $600.
The 4G LTE Android waterproof smartphone will be available exclusively at Verizon online and at participating stores nationwide.
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The design of Xperia Z3v, the latest product from Zony, is more like the Z2. Its sleek build features aluminum sides and a conveniently placed power button.
Sony claims that the device has the highest level of waterproofing in the smartphone industry. This, along with the tempered glass panels on the front and back, makes it capable of withstanding all challenging usage conditions.
The device is powered by a 3,200mAh battery and is compatible with Q1 charging, as well as Sony’s own optional wireless charging. With features like Battery STAMINA mode and Ultra STAMINA mode, Sony claims Z3v is the best in its Z3 series in terms of battery life.
Xperia Z3v also offers unlimited gaming possibilities through PlayStation 4 Remote Play.
Offering Xperia Z3v on Verizon’s 4G LTE network will give customers the best experience on their mobile devices, according to Verizon.
Jeff Dietel, Verizon Wireless vice president of Marketing, said, “The opportunity for Verizon customers to connect with Sony’s broad ecosystem of mobility products – including the Z2 Tablet and the new Z3v smartphone – backed by unparalleled content, is exactly what we want to bring to market.”
The 5.2-inch 1080p Full HD TRILUMINOS display with Color LED powered by X-Reality for mobile delivers videos in vivid clarity.
Another attraction is the 20.7MP rear camera featuring 1/2.3″ Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, BIONZ for mobile processing engine and wide-angle 27mm G Lens.
The device has 32 GB of internal memory and a slot for a microSD storage card up to 128GB.
“Drawing from Sony’s expertise in gaming, music and movies, Xperia Z3v is a powerhouse of mobile entertainment designed to enrich and enhance every aspect of a user’s day,” said Ravi Nookala, president, Sony Mobile Communications North America.
Verizon is also offering the following accessories from Sony: SmartWatch 3 ($249.99); CPW5 Wireless Portable Power Supply ($59.99); DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller ($59.99) and GCM10 Game Control Mount ($39.99)
For a limited time, customers who purchase the Sony Xperia Z3v smartphone can get $200 off a Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Verizon said.