Sony Officially Announces The Xperia Z3 Purple Diamond Edition Handset

The Xperia Z3 is Sony's current flagship handset and is regarded as one of the best (Android) smartphones of 2014. This phone is available since September last year and is Sony's second flagship of 2014, they released the Z2 in Q1 2014. Anyhow, the Z3 was available in Black, White, Copper and Silver Green color choices, but another colors choice just joined the Z3 ranks, the one that has leaked several times lately. You guessed it, I'm talking about a purple variant of this device.

This thing leaked yesterday, and Sony has just officially announced the new Purple-coloured Xperia Z3. They're calling this thing the Xperia Z3 Purple Diamond Edition, a mouthful if you ask me, but alright. This variant of the device will launch by the end of January 2015, says Sony. Keep in mind that the phone will launch in Hong Kong initially, and a will cost HK$ 4,998 at launch ($645). Sony unfortunately did not mention if / when this handset will be available on other markets, hopefully they'll clear that up soon.

The specifications of this thing remain unchanged though, only the color is different. We're looking at a 5.2-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD Triluminous display along with 3GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage (expandable via MicroSD card up to 128GB). This handset is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU. On the back of the device, you'll find a 20.7-megapixel camera and a LED flash while there's a 2.2-megapixel shooter up front. Xperia Z3 comes with 3100mAh battery which should be able to get you through the day without issues and Android 4.4.4 KitKat comes pre-installed on the device with Sony's UI on top of it. 146 x 72 x 7.3mm are the device's measurements and it weighs 152 grams.

That being said, do you like this new color? I personally am not a big fan of purple-colored phones, but I have to admit this looks nice. Do you own the Xperia Z3 already, if yes, do you like that handset? Let us know what you think, we'd love to hear from you, as always.

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