Sony explains why XPERIA Z3+ does not sport a Quad HD screen

According to Sony Mobile Taiwan’s general manager, Jonathan Lin, the Japanese device maker isn’t quite ready to outfit its smartphones with Quad HD screens (1440 x 2560 pixel resolution). This is why Sony’s newly unveiled XPERIA Z3+ only sports a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.

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Focus Taiwan quotes Lin saying at a press event in Taiwan, “At the moment, making the move to 2K technology on 5- to 5.5-inch screens does not seem able to achieve market segmentation, so we have no plans to launch 2K phones.”

This isn’t the same case with Sony’s tablets, Lin confirmed. The Sony XPERIA Z4 Tablet, in fact, sports a 2K screen.

If you’re unfamiliar with the XPERIA Z3+, aside from the 5.2-inch 1080p screen, the smartphone sports a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 32 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot (support for as much as 128 GB), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, and a 2,930 mAh battery. It has an IP 65/68 rating for dust and waterproofing. IP68 means that the phone can be submerged in water as deep as 3 meters (9.8 feet) without getting damaged. It measures 146.3 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm and weighs in at 144 g. It runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box. It will be launched globally in June.

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