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Sony Xperia A passes by the FCC on its way to Japan

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Sony Xperia A passes by the FCC on its way to Japan
First the good news: there's a new upcoming Sony smartphone of the high-end kind. The Sony Xperia A is what it's called – a moniker we've actually heard before, and the FCC is where detailed information about it has just been discovered. The not-so-good news, however, is that we aren't likely to ever see this particular smartphone launch in the U.S.

The Sony Xperia A is bound to launch on NTT DoCoMo in Japan, bearing a model name SO-04E. Hardware-wise, it is similar to the Sony Xperia Z flagship, blessed with a 5-inch 1080p screen, 13MP main camera, 16GB of storage, LTE connectivity, and a 2300mAh removable battery. One missing puzzle piece is the processor powering this Android smartphone, so we aren't sure whether it's equipped with a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro or a different SoC. 

Chances are that the Sony Xperia A will be introduced officially on May 15 by carrier NTT DoCoMo itself. That's also when we might learn whether the smartphone will ever land in countries other than Japan.


source: FCC via Engadget 

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posted on 09 May 2013, 04:07

1. sapibuntinx (Posts: 51; Member since: 08 May 2013)


they should go with intel silvermont

posted on 10 May 2013, 00:22

24. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


Qualcomm only

posted on 09 May 2013, 04:15 10

2. red_fox (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 May 2013)


Sony phones looks identical lately.

posted on 09 May 2013, 04:26 2

6. sapibuntinx (Posts: 51; Member since: 08 May 2013)


true2...
sony is copying Huawei XPERIA.... take a look on this hxxp://wxw.phonearena.com/news/Huawei-P6-U06-leaks​-again-flaunting-thin-brushed-metal-housing_id4281​3

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:32 8

14. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Sony is Sony, Huawei is Huawei. Nobody copies!

That's all!

posted on 09 May 2013, 08:06 4

18. yero789 (unregistered)


Sony has the best phone design in the market.I mean it's phones differ a lot.The Xperia NXT(S,P,U) series had that tranperent bar,then the Xperia T,TX,V,J had the curved back and now the Z,ZL,SP,and others have the lock key in common but everything else is different.No other manufacturer uses such a good design in it's portfolio-Samsung phones all look the same in diferrent sizes,HTC is still stuck with almost the same design,not talking about iPhones :D

posted on 09 May 2013, 10:47 4

21. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yes, all Samsung phones look the same, but HTC? No.

Just look at the HTC One, it's gorgeous!

posted on 09 May 2013, 05:25 7

10. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Erm, it's supposed to be the same phone as the Xperia Z but for Japan.

posted on 10 May 2013, 00:24

25. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


Because Japan phones are different...

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:20 4

13. Kurai (unregistered)


not compared to samesung

posted on 09 May 2013, 20:40

22. rgxVOiD (Posts: 434; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Well this is the Japanese variant of ZL, don't expect it to look different

posted on 09 May 2013, 04:18 3

3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


funny how in the reflection in the first picture, you can see the camera taking the photo is a samsung lol

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:35 3

15. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


ENEMY SPOTTED!

posted on 09 May 2013, 04:21 1

4. aditya.k (Posts: 461; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


MTK MT6589T? :P Low cost 1080p phone! :D

posted on 09 May 2013, 04:25 2

5. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Ohh Now The A, B , C , D ----> Models r coming ..... Sony look out the Letters r running out ...

posted on 09 May 2013, 04:53 4

9. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


No they won't. they will use two letters if they ran out of alphabet. For example, Xperia TX, Xperia SL, Xperia SP, Xperia Zl and others

posted on 09 May 2013, 04:30 2

7. rigorimpossible (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


It looks so much like of a lumia 620

posted on 09 May 2013, 04:43

8. galaxymega6.3 (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Failed spec, failed design, failed Sony, smh

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:03 7

12. pyradark (Posts: 772; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


S4, failed design , failed build quality, failed features, failed samsung.
Where is the record breaking 3M sales on first day !!! Hahaha

posted on 09 May 2013, 05:57 2

11. mydi.maus (unregistered)


waiting for XPERIA ZR.

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:56

16. joesseth (Posts: 56; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


I am waiting for the 5 letter xperia phone, and that name will be XPERIA XPERIA. And I am also interested in XPERIA BS.

posted on 09 May 2013, 07:05 1

17. dflash (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


Love my Sony Xperia z

posted on 09 May 2013, 08:13

19. buccob (Posts: 1429; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


This one resembles the Xperia ZL better... and it even has a camera shutter...

Anyway Sony is trying to flood the market a la Samsung... but they should stick to simply filling market spaces and taste...

Low end model, Medium model, Medium Waterproof, High end, High end Waterproof, Phablet, and Honami... and maybe an Xperia Play 2 :)

posted on 09 May 2013, 20:41 1

23. rgxVOiD (Posts: 434; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Its the Japanese ZL, not really flooding the market here

posted on 09 May 2013, 08:56

20. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6500; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I was wondering bout the letter a.

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