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Sony Xperia Z3 release date revealed

Sony has listed the Sony Xperia Z3 release date, along with those for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

All three products were announced at IFA 2014, but concrete release date and pricing information was a little scarce.

However, taking a look at the Sony Mobile site, the product pages for all three products have been updated not only with some pre-order offers, but with an expected delivery date for each.

You should expect to receive your brand new Sony Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact from September 26, which has now been pegged as the official release date by Sony itself.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, on the other hand, won’t start arriving until November 4. So you’re in for a little wait if you fancy Sony’s new 8-inch tablet.

If you pre-order the Z3 or the Z3 Compact SIM-free for £549 or £429 respectively, Sony is offering you the option to buy a headset for just £1. With the Z3 you can get the Stereo Blutooth Headset SBH80 and with the Z3 Compact there’s the option of a £1 Digital Noise Cancelling Headset MDR-NC31EM.

The former is worth £90 and the latter £50, so it’s a bit of a bargain to get them for £1.

With the Z3 Tablet Compact, there’s the option of picking up one of the new Style Cover Stand SCR28 for just a penny. They usually retail for £34.99 and you’ll want something to protect your new tablet with either way.

The Xperia Z3 comes with a 5.2-inch full 1080p HD display running on a 2.5GHz quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM. There’s a 20.7-megapixel camera and you get 16GB of internal storage as standard with microSD card support.

The Z3 Compact has a 4.6-inch display powered by the same 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of microSD expandable internal storage.

Finally, the Z3 Tablet Compact has an 8-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD display and again runs on a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM.

Read more: Sony Xperia Z3 Deals – Where can I buy the Xperia Z3?

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