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Sony may have come up with the best reason yet to buy an Xperia phone

All new Xperia Z3 devices will allow users to stream and play PS4 games on their phone, provided the console is using the same WiFi connection.

Image: Sony Xperia/YouTube

SONY HAS UNVEILED a number of new devices including new wearable devices and additions to the Xperia smartphone and tablet range.

The Xperia Z3 (5.2-inch screen) and Xperia Z3 Compact (4.6-inch screen) smartphones, both coming a few months after it announced the Z2, boasts a waterproof and dustproof device with a 20.7MP camera. Much like the Z2, both smartphones can record video footage at 4K resolution, and have the option to use it to stream video live to YouTube.

Sony says that the Xperia Z3 has a battery life of two days, compared to the Z2 battery life of 1.4 days, according to the company’s estimates.

Source: Sony Xperia/YouTube

The company also announced its latest tablet device, the Xperia Z3 tablet compact, an 8-inch device which it says is the world’s slimmest (6.4mm) and lightest device, and two new wearable devices, the Smartband Talk and the Android Wear powered Smartwatch 3.

Source: Sony Xperia/YouTube

However, the most tantalising announcement the company made was its compatibility with Playstation 4. Through PS4 Remote Play, all Xperia Z3 devices will be able to stream and play Playstation 4 games away from the console.

Provided you’re in the same WiFi network as the console, players can use a DualShock controller, attached to a Game Control Mount, to keep your phone in place. Only Xperia devices can stream these games so far.

Source: Sony Xperia/YouTube

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