Earlier this year, at CES 2018, Sony launched the Xperia XA2. Now, it appears that the Japanese technology major is prepping to launch the mid-range smartphone’s successor. An unknown Sony smartphone has been spotted on Geekbench going by model identifier (Sony H4493), and it’s very much possible that it’s the Sony Xperia XA3.
The Geekbench listing also gives an idea about the smartphone’s hardware specifications. If the listing is to be believed, the yet-to-be-announced Sony Xperia XA3 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 SoC. It’ll also pack 6GB of RAM, and run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box, with an update to Android 9.0 Pie arriving sometime later.
Sony will be holding its IFA 2018 press conference on August 30. Although the stars of the event are expected to be the Xperia XZ3 and Xperia XZ3 Compact flagships, the above-mentioned Xperia XA3 may be announced at the conference as well.
Recently, Sony began seeding a new update to its Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra smartphones. The update bumps the smartphones’ firmware identifier to 50.1.A.10.51. However, it only includes security patches for the month of July for both smartphones and doesn’t bring any new features.
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As is almost always the case with over-the-air updates, the update is being rolled out gradually, so it may be a while before it hits your Xperia XA2 or XA2 Ultra.
Both Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, paired with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage. Each of the two smartphones has a 23-megapixel (f/2.0 aperture) rear camera. While the XA2 has a single 8-megapixel selfie-shooter, the XA2 Ultra features dual (16-megapixel+8-megapixel) cameras.
The Xperia XA2 has a 5.2-inch FullHD display, and is backed by a 3,300mAh battery. On the other hand, the Xperia XA2 Ultra sports a 6-inch FullHD panel, with a 3,580mAh cell keeping the lights on.