The Internationale Funkausstellung (or IFA as its better known) is currently underway in Berlin, Germany. The show is an annual trade show that showcases the world’s upcoming consumer electronics and home appliances. So consider the show an even more International version of CES. As such, a number of popular consumer electronics companies are in attendance, including Sony.
The popular consumer electronics company has announced its flagship Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, the last of which is an 8-inch tablet setting its sights on the iPad Mini. If you’re a PlayStation 4 owner that is currently in the market for a new smartphone or tablet, you might want to keep an eye on the Xperia Z3 line as its the first mobile devices that includes Remote Play.
Yes, you heard that right. Owners of any of the new Xperia Z3 mobile devices will be able to access their PlayStation 4 through the use of its Remote Play feature. The way this works is through a new controller mount that is attached to the DualShock 4 in order to connect it to the Z3 device. Unfortunately, it looks like that’s the only way to connect the DualShock 4 to the Xperia Z3s, leaving us to wonder why Bluetooth wasn’t an option in this case. When you consider you’ll be able to play your PlayStation 4 while you’re on the go, then this is just a small price to pay to be able to play your console when you’re away.
The Xperia Z3 line is expected to be released in the US later this fall.