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

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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25 Comments

1. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

they should go with intel silvermont

24. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

Qualcomm only

2. red_fox unregistered

Sony phones looks identical lately.

6. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 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

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Sony is Sony, Huawei is Huawei. Nobody copies! That's all!

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

21. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yes, all Samsung phones look the same, but HTC? No. Just look at the HTC One, it's gorgeous!

10. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

25. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

Because Japan phones are different...

13. Kurai unregistered

not compared to samesung

22. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

3. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

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

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

ENEMY SPOTTED!

4. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

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

5. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

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

9. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 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

7. rigorimpossible

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

It looks so much like of a lumia 620

8. galaxymega6.3

Posts: 33; Member since: May 08, 2013

Failed spec, failed design, failed Sony, smh

12. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

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

11. mydi.maus unregistered

waiting for XPERIA ZR.

16. joesseth

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 18, 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.

17. dflash

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Love my Sony Xperia z

19. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 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 :)

23. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Its the Japanese ZL, not really flooding the market here

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I was wondering bout the letter a.

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