Sony is set to launch new mid-range smartphones with thinner bezels and taller displays. The company is reportedly working on two smartphones – the Xperia XA3 and XA3 Ultra – that will bring modern design to Sony’s mid-range segment. Ahead of their official launch, the smartphones have been spotted in the form of renders, and they do look interesting.
The renders of Xperia XA3 and Xperia XA3 Ultra shared by MySmartPrice shows that the smartphones will be the first mid-range smartphones made by Sony to feature an 18:9 display. The switch to a display with taller aspect ratio makes the two smartphones more narrower than their predecessors. The renders also indicate that the bezels surrounding the display have also been shrunken down significantly.
Another major addition to Sony’s mid-range smartphones seem to be the dual rear camera setup. The specifications and setup of these sensors remains unknown but they could borrow the setup seen on company’s other flagship smartphones. The Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra both feature a single rear shooter with a 23-megapixel sensor, which is really big for a smartphone in this segment.
The renders also confirm that the Xperia XA3 and Xperia XA3 Ultra will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Xperia XA3 and Xperia XA3 Ultra are expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, and could be offered with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.
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The Sony Xperia XA3 and Xperia XA3 Ultra are expected to be announced either later this year or at CES in early January. Sony has revised its smartphone business strategy, and now only targets the high and mid-range segments. With Xperia XA3 and Xperia XA3 Ultra, the company seems to have one of the promising mid-range smartphone, if these renders turn out to be legit, but it will depend on pricing.