Sony today debuted a handful of new devices, including revamped Xperia Z3 smartphones and tablets.
The Xperia Z3 flagship smartphone, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact will be available to purchase this fall. The new smartphones both have 3GB of RAM, run a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU at 2.5 GHz, and have a 20.7-megapixel camera.
So far, T-Mobile announced that it will carry the new Xperia Z3. The Bellevue-based wireless carrier also carried the Xperia Z and Xperia Z1S at launch. Prices have yet to be announced.
One of the more interesting aspects of the new devices have to do with the PlayStation 4. Starting in November, all three will be able to stream and play games from a PS4, given that the console and devices are on the same WiFi network. Sony recommends using its the GCM10 Game Control Mount with its Dualshock Controller for optimal gaming.
Sony already offered a way to play PS4 games remotely on its Vita handheld console, but this is the first time the company has enabled the feature for its smartphones. It’s a new competitive edge for Sony, as Microsoft does not offer anything equivalent for its Xbox One.
While this only works on a reliable home WiFi network for now, it’s a neat way to play PS4 games when a TV isn’t available in your home. Sony also noted that gamers don’t need the controller or mount to remotely watch others play games, talk to PSN friends, and make purchases with the new Xperia smartphones.