For those who have already gotten their hands on the Xperia Z3, the experience will be a familiar one. The handset, fresh from being announced last month, sports a sizable 5.2-inch LCD screen, with a pixel-dense 1080 x 1920 resolution. It’s powered by 3GB of RAM and a 2.5GHz quad-core processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 801. 32GB of internal storage will be available, and the Xperia Z3V will run Android 4.4.4. The Sony smartphone is also water resistant, rating IP 65/68, which means the Xperia Z3V can be submerged for 30 minutes in one or two meters of water, respectively.
New with the Xperia Z3V is an improved battery over its European counterpart. The Xperia Z3V offers a 3,200mAh embedded battery, and comes with a new way to power up: Wireless charging. Verizon’s version of the Xperia Z3 will feature Qi wireless charging and will come with a wireless charging plate to bring the device back up to full battery.
For Verizon customers giddy to get their hands on this Americanized Android device, the Sony Xperia Z3V will be available starting October 23, 2014. Prices start at $200 on contract through Verizon.