Purported Sony Xperia XA successor passes FCC certification

With Sony's Mobile World Congress press conference drawing closer by the day, rumors about the company's new smartphone lineup have been flying around left and right at breakneck speed. We're expecting the launch of a number of new devices, though specifics have been hard to come by due to the huge amount of sometimes conflicting information, made even worse by Sony's confusing internal naming scheme. One thing is known for sure, however – Sony won't be showing only its newest flagship, but will also reveal its refreshed line of mid-rangers.

The most visible of these upcoming devices has consistently been the successor to last year's Xperia XA, a flawed smartphone which nevertheless had potential. First there was a set of renders, then another, and then a hands-on video (which has since been deleted). Today, a device alleged to be the new XA has successfully passed the Federal Communications Commision's certification process, giving more credence to the theory it might debut at MWC on February 27.

The phone is said to be powered by a MediaTek P20 chipset, and will feature a 23MP back camera. A device with similar specs was recently spotted on GFXBench under the codename "Pikachu", where it listed a 5" 720p display and 3GB of RAM. For more info on Sony's upcoming smartphone line, check out our Sony MWC rumor roundup.

source: FCC via GSMArena



1. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Front dual speaker slits are perfect. Just reduce bezels to at least half. Is it that hard Sony?

2. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

is P20 a good chip? can someone enlighten me :)

3. josephnero

Posts: 788; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

it's good for midrange.

6. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

If it had the S820....

7. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I'd settle for an SD652 for a midrange performance and boost in battery life (SD625 is too far down the range but brought the Moto Z Play awesome battery life and fluid with general tasks).

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.