Sony announces CES 2019 event: Xperia XA3/XA3 Ultra may arrive January 7

Sony announces CES 2019 event: Xperia XA3/XA3 Ultra may arrive January 7
Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra CAD-based renders

Nowadays, most smartphone brands skip CES in favor of unveilings at MWC. Sony, however, has capitalized on the event multiple times in the past and it seems this year will be no different.

The Japanese brand will be holding a press conference on January 7 where it will talk about some of its latest technology. The company hasn’t provided any specifics as of yet, but its mobile plans for 5G are set to be a major focus. After all, Sony is hoping the new tech will revitalize its smartphone business by mid-2020.

Speaking of its mobile unit, its newest mid-range and low-end smartphones are also expected to make an appearance. These devices, which first leaked way back in October, look set to be called the Xperia XA3, Xperia XA3 Ultra, and Xperia L3. 

Each smartphone will target a completely different price tier, but all three will feature 18:9 displays, dual rear cameras, and glass and aluminum builds, according to recent leaks. Additionally, Android 9 Pie is to be expected straight out of the box.

These three smartphones will all support 4G LTE and should go on sale by mid-February at the latest. Eventually, though, they are set to be followed by the Xperia XZ4 and Xperia XZ4 Compact in late February at MWC 2018.

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Xperia XA3
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh
Xperia XA3 Ultra
  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

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11 Comments

1. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Not the ones being revealed, but just followed the link for the XZ4 Compact. Looks much better than the XZ3. Gone is that back that looks like the battery is swollen.

3. androiduser

Posts: 513; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I don't see why Sony is gonna pt a 21:9 aspect ratio on the xz4. Its completely stupid, the best use for it is watch 21:9 content which is very very few. It will be extremely tall and uncomfortable to use

4. Mahdibt67

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 01, 2019

((The main reason SONY decided to use 21: 9 screen in XZ4 is consolidation with gaming, not for movie contents.)) https: //sumahoinfo.com/post-28397

5. androiduser

Posts: 513; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Well what about ppl who don't game?

7. adibuyono

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Most movies are made in 21:9 format, aren't they?

8. androiduser

Posts: 513; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Idk but even if so, why would I buy a 21:9 aspect ratio flagship phone mainly just to watch movies? Is that what a phone is for? And what about most of the content which in fact isn't in this weird aspect ratio

9. mimicryXD

Posts: 175; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

the phone is not yet out but you whing a lot. we dont even know hows the overall tall factor gonna be. relax man. LOL

2. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Hopefully a 18:9 OLED XZ3P. The XZ2P had the best low light camera on a smartphone, and one of the best in good light conditions, but the wide body was such a turn off for me. I miss having a Sony phone, hopefully they'll deliver this time around.

6. androiduser

Posts: 513; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Hopefully it won't be super heavy, big and uncomfortable to use too.

10. mimicryXD

Posts: 175; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

I read on gsmarena that xz4 scores almost 400k on antutu. Im not a fan of synthetic benchmarks but its the highest scores right now and in the article it also says it has 3.5mm headphone jack.

11. tomtastic

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 10, 2019

It s still n EXPERIA, and with that comes a lot of Standart Bulls**t, ....the settings ar NON-Intuitive, means you dont find stuff in your settings caus it s non logical sorted. So how to change the clock, you have to use the search funktion in settings.... also it s not Reminding you on Apointments, ...- u waiting for a Call or SMS ? Go wait forever, and if you pick up the phone to look if you missed one. BAM all Calls an SMS comes at once you see the time waaay in the past !? WTF ...horror for business-men! So stay away from this Camera Pretending to be a Smartphone

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