Sony has lifted the lid on a fresh addition to the Xperia phone range, blending the line's hallmark waterproof build with advanced camera smarts and improved battery life.
As its name suggests the Xperia Z3+ isn’t anyone’s idea of a major upgrade to the Z3. For that we’ll have to wait until the Z4. But that’s not to say today's launch is without some neat sells.
At 6.9mm thick and weighing in at 144g, it’s slimmer and lighter than its predecessor. It’s also waterproof and dust-resistant, but this time features a capless USB port that makes it easier and less fiddly to charge your phone.
Under the bonnet you’ll find a 20.7-megapixel camera and a front-facing five-megapixel number for selfies, both of which are equipped with the same Exmor lens technology Sony uses in its SLRs.
The main camera also features a 25mm wide-angle G lens for taking panorama shots and a Superior Auto mode that automatically optimises settings according to the type of picture and conditions you’re shooting in.
It’s also got a Gourmet mode for those of you who like to snap your scran before eating it and 4K video recording.
Elsewhere, you’ll find an ultra-bright 5.2” Full HD smart adaptive display, a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor and 4G LTE support, which means it’s compatible with the fastest 4G technology for speedy browsing and downloads.
Other features include a fast-charge mode and membership of Sony’s Lounge gold scheme that grants you access to the entertainment giant’s trove of movies, games and TV on your handset.
The G4 is due to land in June. Price details have yet to be confirmed.