At CES this year, Sony Mobile introduced the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra mid-range Android smartphones with impressive cameras and decent hardware specifications. Even though Sony Mobile’s market share in the smartphone market continues to slide downwards, it isn’t ready to give up just yet. The company will soon be launching two new mid-range smartphones – Xperia XA3 and Xperia XA3 Ultra. These might very well be the manufacturer’s first mid-range smartphones to feature an 18:9 aspect ratio display.
Ahead of its launch, we brought to you exclusive 5K renders and a 360-degree video showing the design of the Xperia XA2, in association with renowned leakster @OnLeaks. You can see these below. Furthermore, we also got our hands on similar renders of the Xperia XA3 Ultra which are worth checking out.
Sony Xperia XA3 Price
|Price in India:||Rs 24,990|
|Storage Variant:||4GB RAM + 64GB Internal Storage|
|Colors:||Silver, Blue and Black|
Sony Xperia XA3 Release Date
|Launch Date||15th January 2019|
|Updated On||7th February 2019|
|Disclaimer: The price and Release Date shown may be different from Actual, we can not guarantee that the information above is 100% correct.|
Sony Xperia XA3 Key Specifications
- 3600 mAh capacity
- Dual, Nano-SIM (Hybrid Slot) sim configuration
- 5.9 inches (14.99 cm) screen size
- Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) cpu
- Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system
- 64GB internal
- 4GB ram
- Dual (23MP + 8MP);8MP camera
The latest Sony Xperia XA3 news
Jan 02, 2019 - Sony Xperia XA3 Launch Likely on January 7
The device first came into light in October 2018 via some press renders and rumored specifications. It will have a 5.9-inch display and will run on the Android 9 Pie. It will likely do away with the display notch and will have very thin bezels. It was recently spotted on FCC. ...View more
Dec 21, 2018 - Sony Xperia XA3 Certified Before of Launch
The device has been certified in Russia under the model number I4113. Two other devices namely - the Xperia XA3 Ultra and the Xperia L3 have also been certified. The Xperia XA3 and the XA3 Ultra have been leaked to features thin bezels, side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a horizontally placed dual-camera setup. The Xperia XA3 will come with a 5.9-inch display and will run Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. The phones are expected to launch at CES 2018....View more
Sony Xperia XA3: First Look
Here are the first CAD-based renders of the upcoming Sony Xperia XA3, which is expected to be a direct successor to the Xperia XA2 from earlier this year.
Sony Xperia XA3: 5K Renders
Sony Xperia XA3: 360-Degree Render Video
Sony Xperia XA3: Design
The Xperia XA3 renders make it quite clear that Sony has managed to trim the top and bottom bezels on the smartphone significantly when compared to its predecessor. The smartphone will have a display size measuring roughly 5.9-inches diagonally. We expect the display to offer 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution with an 18:9 aspect ratio. In terms of physical dimensions, the Xperia XA3 will measure 155.7 x 68.3 x 8.4mm. However, the rear camera bump will have a slight bump. At its thickest point, i.e. the camera bump included, Xperia XA3 will be 8.9mm thick.
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Moving on to the sides, we see a similar arrangement to the Xperia XA2 with the volume, power and camera shutter buttons on the right side of the smartphone. Unlike the Xperia XA2, however, the Xperia XA3 appears to have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The smartphone also features a USB Type-C port at the bottom and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top. At the rear, we find a dual-camera setup with both the sensors stacked horizontally. The Xperia XA2, in comparison, features a single 23MP resolution camera at the rear.
Sony Xperia XA3 vs Sony Xperia XA2: What’s The Difference?
Based on the leaked and rumoured information we currently have regarding the Sony Xperia XA3, it looks like the new smartphone will be a significant upgrade over its predecessor. The first thing you’ll notice is with the display being bumped up to 5.9-inches from 5.2-inches on the Xperia XA2. This is while keeping the form factor of the new device about the same as the older model, and shrinking the bezels down to a more appropriate size by 2018 standards.
The back of the new device also seems to get an upgrade to a dual camera set up while its older sibling sported a single shooter. Since the Xperia XA2’s rear camera was capable of 4K video recording at 30fps, the Xperia XA3’s setup should also manage the same.
Our obtained renders also confirmed that the new phone will come with a side mounted fingerprint scanner embedded within the power button. This is in contrast to the Xperia XA2’s fingerprint sensor which was located at a more conventional position underneath the rear camera. Then there is the battery where the newer phone is expected to offer a 3500mAh cell while its older sibling comes with a 3300mAh battery.
When Will The Sony Xperia XA3 Go On Sale?
As for the launch date, the Xperia XA3 could be made official alongside the Xperia XA3 Ultra sometime in the fourth quarter of the year. Alternatively, Sony might announce the duo at CES 2019 in January next year.
Sony Xperia XA3: What Colours Could It Be Offered In?
Our exclusive renders confirm that the Sony Xperia XA3 will be Silver in colour. This phone’s predecessor is also offered in this colour along with Blue, Black and Pink options. Whether or not Sony will release these other colour options for the newer phone is yet to be confirmed.