- Leaked renders and specifications give us a better idea of what the Xperia XA3 and Xperia L3 might be.
- Both phones reportedly feature dual rear cameras and tall 18:9 displays, though resolutions and internals will likely differ.
- We could see the Xperia XA3 and Xperia L3 as early as CES 2019.
With the Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2 coming up on their first birthdays, successors for all three smartphones should be right around the corner. Thanks to renders from known leakster @OnLeaks and leaked specs from MySmartPrice, we might have our first look at the supposedly upcoming Xperia XA3 and Xperia L3.
Starting with the Xperia XA3, the renders show off its alleged 5.9-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2,160 x 1,080 resolution. Even though the power button remains on the right side, it now doubles as a fingerprint sensor. By comparison, the Xperia XA2 features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Elsewhere, the Xperia XA3 reportedly features the Snapdragon 660, up to 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB Type-C port. The phone might also run Android 9 Pie out of the box, retain the headphone jack, feature two rear cameras, and retain the camera shutter button, but little else is known for now.
As for the Xperia L3, it looks to succeed this year’s Xperia L2. Based on the renders and PriceBaba‘s report, the Xperia L3 features a 5.7-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution. The right side reportedly features the volume rocker and a power button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor.
The Xperia L3 also reportedly retains its headphone jack and adds a second rear camera. Whereas the Xperia XA3 reportedly sports a horizontally-aligned dual camera arrangement, the Xperia L3 seemingly opts for a vertical arrangement for its two cameras.
Finally, Sony might opt for a plastic build for the Xperia L3.
Keep in mind that Sony unveiled the Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2 during CES 2018 in January. It would make sense to see the Xperia XA3 and Xperia L3 announced during CES 2019 in three months.
It would also make sense to see relatively low prices for the two new phones. Whereas the Xperia XA2 went for $350 when it launched, the Xperia L2 sold for $250. We can probably expect similar price points for the Xperia XA3 and Xperia L3.
October 3, 2018 at 12:57AM