Sony Xperia XA3 With Snapdragon 660 SoC, 4GB RAM Appears on Geekbench: Affordable Smartphone from Sony?

Another version of the alleged Sony Xperia XA3 has been spotted on Geekebench. This time, the Snapdragon 660 SoC is accompanied by 4GB of RAM instead of 6GB

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Another variant of the Sony Xperia XA3 has appeared on Geekbench. The company unveiled the Xperia XA2 smartphone back in January this year. However, the XA3 is apparently ready. The device first peeked its head in an Eurasian listing, and later debuted on Geekbench.

Interestingly, Sony appears to be readying two variants of the Sony Xperia XA3. The version that earlier appeared on Geekbench packed 6GB of RAM. A powerful mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset powered the device. A new version that was just spotted, seems to have 4GB of RAM. Let us look at the specifications of the latest version of Sony Xperia XA3.

Sony Xperia XA3 Spotted With Snapdragon 660 SoC But Packs Only 4GB Of RAM

According to the latest listing that appeared on Geekbench, the Sony Xperia XA3 is powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor. The phone will run Android 8.0 Oreo and pack 4GB of RAM. The listing carries the model number H4413. Interestingly, the previous listing of the same device had the model name listed as HH493. This clearly implies that the Sony Xperia XA3 is headed to the European and Asian markets. It will have 4GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the company could launch the higher 6GB RAM variant of the Xperia XA3 in the U.S. and other markets. Sony may eventually introduce the 6GB variant market to the other international markets, perhaps depending on the response.

The presence of Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC is certainly not that great of a news, especially for a smartphone that bears the Sony Xperia branding, and is yet to launch. The SDM660 is still a capable processor. However, it is no longer the latest-generation mid-range chipset. The presence of SDM6670 or the Snapdragon 670 is an indicator that companies should adopt the new chipset that offers significant benefits over its predecessor.

Sony has not officially confirmed the existence of the Sony Xperia XA3. However, given the fact the XA2 has been on the scene for more than 6 months, the company will obviously be developing its successor to stay relevant. Moreover, with the device making multiple appearances on certification platforms, the official confirmation may not be far. Let us look at the specifications of the XA3 that we currently know.

Sony Xperia XA3: Previous Listings, Expected Specs

According to the previous Eurasian listing, the Xperia XA3 carried the model number H4413 and H4493. The Xperia XA1 sported the model number ‘G3121’, and the Xperia XA2 came with the model number ‘H3133’. According to the naming scheme, the new device with model number H4413 could be none other than the successor to both the phones: the Xperia XA3.

Sony has not offered any information about the Xperia XA3. However, based on it predecessor, the XA3 may feature an edge-to-edge Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. As the Geekbench listing confirms, the device is running Android 8.0 Oreo. However, by the time the device is released, it could have a big OTA waiting to update it to Android 9 Pie.

The internal memory could be 32GB or 64GB, but Sony usually provides a micro-SD card slot for memory expansion. The one thing that Sony doesn’t compromise on is the camera. Hence the XA3 could have good optics on the back as well as the front side. Nothing is known about the rest of the specifications. However, we at MSP Gear will certainly update our readers with any information about the Sony Xperia XA3.

Sony Xperia XA3: Expected Release Date, Price and Availability

Sony may launch the Sony Xperia XA3 at the IFA. Internationale Funkausstellung or IFA is Europe’s biggest tech show. Sony usually launches several interesting electronics, including smartphones at the mega show. This year, the event is scheduled to take place on August 31. Sony could also release the premium smartphone XZ3 at the IFA.

As for the pricing, the XA3 is certainly a mid-range Android smartphone, and may have a pricing slightly closer to the Rs. 25,000 mark. The Sony Xperia XA2, with the Snapdragon 630 SoC is expected to retail at Rs. 21,990, and is yet to officially and in India.