Earlier today Sony lifted the lid on its flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3+. Known as the Z4 in Japan, the initially familiar-looking handset hides some decent specs and a few key differences from its predecessor. The Z3+ will be powered by the Snapdragon 10 processor and 3GB RAM, its battery has been downgraded to 2,900mAh as a compromise for its thinner 6.9mm thickness. Sony has reportedly stated that despite this change the phone will still deliver "up to two-day battery life." The upcoming phone will also feature a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display, 20.7-megapixel main camera with an improved 2-megapixel front camera.
The biggest change comes from the new placement of its mini-USB port, which is now on the bottom of the phone and no longer hidden behind a cap. This also means that the Z3's IP65/68 dust and waterproofing certifications won't apply to the Z3+. Whether this will be enough to see off competition from Samsung, Apple, and LG remains to be seen, but we won't have to wait long to find out as expect to see the Z3+ launch in June.