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    Sony did not let us down at IFA 2014 today, managing to fulfill pretty much all of our expectations based on the rumors and leaks leading up to the announcement. Sure, a few of the details didn't necessarily align 100% with predictions, but all the anticipated hardware made an appearance, with the Xperia Z3 leading the charge. And the Z3, especially, ended up being largely the phone we were prepping for: not a huge, night-and-day improvement over the barely more than half-a-year-old Xperia Z2, but a refinement, or a hardware refresh, if you will? So just what goes into making the Xperia Z3 ...

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    Sony's IFA 2014 event was clearly a Z3 show: we got the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and the Z3 Tablet Compact, not to mention a number of accessories. But those weren't the only new Xperia models we were looking forward to from this announcement, having picked up on a last minute rumor that they could also be joined by a new mid-ranger as a more budget-priced alternative. Sure enough, today we saw the company launch its new Xperia E3. So how much of a step back does the E3 take from a flagship model like the Z3? Well, it's pretty severe, truth be told. The phone runs a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400, ...

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    Sony came to IFA this year with new mobile devices in nearly every category imaginable: we've got new phones, new wearables, new camera accessories, and so it's only fitting that we round that out with a new tablet. Leaks already managed to ruin some of the surprise, but today we get official word of Sony's latest Android tablet, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Unlike Sony's traditionally large 10.1-inch tablets, the Z3 Tablet Compact (Z3TC) goes with an eight-inch full HD 1920 x 1200 panel. Sony's getting smarter about tying its smartphone/tablet and gaming ecosystems together, and like the ...

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    Sony is one of the known pioneers of the smartwatch market, so much so, that the brand "SmartWatch" belongs to the company. We wish we could say this legacy would amount to positive results in wearable sales after two SmartWatch attempts, but the truth has been a different story for Sony over the last couple of years. The good thing is that the company is not giving up, and today's IFA press event has seen the launch of the two new Sony wearables that were rumored. The Sony SmartWatch 3 is the company's first Android Wear product, as the company steps away from its proprietary Android ...

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    The Xperia Z3 may be the keystone behind Sony's latest Android offerings, but it's far from the only flagship the company has come to Berlin to introduce today at IFA 2014. Just moments after introducing the Z3, Sony has gone official with its little cousin, the 4.6-inch Xperia Z3 Compact. The Z3 Compact's a smidge thicker than its larger namesake, measuring-in at 8.4mm, but that's only because of all the goodies packed inside. Unlike other "mini" phones that skimp on specs, the Z3 Compact is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, has 2GB of RAM, and as much as 16GB internal storage - with ...

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    Accessories aren't the only things on the menu for Sony at IFA 2014 today, and after introducing its new QX camera add-ons and its latest wearables, Sony has drawn back the curtain of the star of the show, its Xperia Z3. The phone's got a slim 7.3-mm thick build with narrow sub-2mm side bezels. Sony's not venturing too far away from its past formula here, making the Z3 waterproof and giving it a high-res 20.7MP main camera. That camera manages to offer an ISO rating as high as 12800, and incorporates a 25mm lens. The total package delivers what Sony calls "the world’s best camera and ...

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    Sony's IFA 2014 event is in full swing, but Sony having the varied interests that it does, it got started with some non-smartphone hardware, showing off its latest cameras. But it wasn't long before the company transitioned into something a little more up our alley, revealing the latest Cyber-shot lens-style camera accessories for its smartphones and tablets. Yesterday we saw a leak detailing one of these products, the QX1 with its support for removable lenses, and now we see it joined by the new QX30, as well, a model we previously heard rumored earlier this summer. While the QX1 supports ...

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    The Sony event at the Berlin IFA 2014 is just hours away, and the leaks keep on coming, trying to anticipate even more of what we'll probably see. Yesterday we've seen an alleged picture of the Sony Xperia Z3, with a spec-sheet glued to its back; that piece of paper, among specs, also mentioned a copper flavor, alongside black and white, and it's that exact new variant seems to have leaked today, in the images above and below. There's little to see here, aside from the new copper Sony Xperia Z3, but the image below also seems to feature a fourth color; call it yellow, green, or lime, it ...

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    Though it tends not to get the most media attention at IFA – Samsung has been stealing that spot for a bit now with its glamorous unveils – Sony almost always has quite a lot of things to show off at the Berlin trade show. This year is no exception, and the count for what the OEM plans to announce currently stands at seven mobile-related devices. That's quite a lot, so we were quite eager to get all the info in one place. So we went ahead and created a full rumor roundup for Sony's IFA 2014 announcements. Xperia Z3 Without a doubt the most anticipated product of this year's IFA is the ...

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    One year ago, back at IFA 2013, Sony introduced two unusual smartphone accessories, a pair of relatively high-end cameras that attached to existing handsets (or even tablets), giving them the sort of large lenses and optical zoom capabilities normally reserved for stand-alone dedicated cameras: its QX10 and QX100 Cyber-shot lens-style cameras. The big, bulky add-ons clearly weren't for everyone, but we were still intrigued to see Sony innovating in a space like this; love them or hate them, there just weren't any other products quite like these out on the market. This year, we've been ...

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    Sony should unveil its next flagship, believed to be the Sony Xperia Z3, at the upcoming IFA 2014 in Berlin. All the rumors and reports seem to agree on this, and the company itself has started teasing, however, without a specific mention of the phone itself. The picture above is allegedly one snapped off of a real-life unit, which seems to have a sheet glued to its back with the Xperia Z3 specs. While the accuracy and veracity of the picture itself can't be verified, the specs we're seeing seem credible enough. We're looking at a 5.2-inch 1080p TRILUMINOS display, quad-core Snapdragon ...

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    Ever since the launch of the Sony Xperia Z, the company has dared the odds of what a water resistant smartphone should look like. At times when the only thing that was water resistant looked like a tank, Sony showed us that there are smarter ways to bring water resistance to the masses. The company continues to push that bar today with is Xperia offerings, and with its recent teaser for IFA 2014, things seem to just get better. We know that the company is planning to announce its Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact at IFA 2014. If you're wondering how the company plans to differentiate ...

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    We already saw Sony's alleged wearables plans for IFA 2014, but that's not all we're going to see liked before the big event it seems. In a massive leak today, the Sony IFA 2014 plans for the Xperia line have presumably leaked in their entirety. First off, let's talk Xperia Z3. This one isn't much of a surprise, as it has been rumored for quite a while, but we have some pretty solid details about it this leak around. There's apparently going to be a 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 5.2-inch Triluminos display. There will be IP68 certification for water and dust ...

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    IFA 2014 is less than a week away, and there will be a lot of high-profile tech announced. Not convinced? Just look at the list of expected launches, which includes high-profile handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G Watch R, and Sony Xperia Z3. Diving into more detail about that last point, Sony is actually expected to launch more than just the Z3 – the Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, and new wearables are reportedly all coming too. And we're hearing more details about the wearables today, as a report claims that the company will be announcing an Android Wear-powered Sony ...

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    Quite a few smartphone manufacturers have been hinting at their IFA 2014 product launches, if not outright spilling the beans, and while Sony got off to a slow start, it's recently been really stepping-up its efforts, most recently delivering a teaser video featuring the silhouettes of three devices, presumed to represent the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact. Today Sony's UK Twitter account released a new IFA teaser, but this one's proving to be a bit harder to figure out. That's it up above, and as you can see, we appear to be getting two of the three dimensions for one of ...

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