Sony Xperia XZ2, the latest flagship smartphone from the Japanese company, is yet to become available globally and we have already started seeing rumors of its successor. A new leak has revealed the final specifications of Xperia XZ3, the successor to the Xperia XZ2.
Since Sony follows six month refresh cycle for its flagship devices, the Xperia XZ3 might arrive at IFA 2018 in August. The smartphone is tipped to use the same dual rear camera system found on Xperia XZ2 Premium and will be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset. It suggests that Qualcomm will not refresh its flagship mobile platform with new variant this year.
In terms of specifications, the Xperia XZ3 seems to feature 6GB of RAM and option for 64GB or 128GB internal storage. It has a 5.7-inch display with Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and support for taller 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone will also be IP68 water and dust resistant and will likely feature a metal and glass sandwich design. One of the key difference being that Xperia XZ3 could be 1mm thinner and 15 grams lighter than its predecessor.
The specifications sheet reveals that Xperia XZ3 will measure 153 x 72 x 10.1mm in dimensions. The smartphone will be backed by a 3,240mAh battery and include support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging. Despite being thinner, Sony seems to packing the Xperia XZ3 with a battery larger than the 3,180mAh battery found in its predecessor.
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On the camera front, the Xperia XZ3 is tipped to feature dual rear camera with 19-megapixel and 12-megapixel sensors, which should be a marked improvement over the single 19-megapixel rear camera on Xperia XZ2. The leaked specs also confirm a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The whole package will run Android 8.1 Oreo and might arrive in late August or early September.