Sony Xperia L3 renders reveal updated design, two rear cameras, and more

Steve Hemmerstoffer, better known by his Twitter handle @OnLeaks, has one of the best track records when it comes to smartphone leaks – this year alone he has provided accurate early glimpses at the Huawei P20 Pro, LG G7 ThinQ, OnePlus 6, Pixel 3, and even Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup – and today he is back with a new render that shows off Sony’s next entry-level model.

The smartphone in question, which will presumably be called the Xperia L3, marks yet another change in direction for Sony’s design language in this price segment. Gone is the traditional 16:9 display found on the Xperia L2 and in its place is a new 5.7-inch display complete with a tall 18:9 aspect ratio. This is coupled with slim side bezels, a reduce one above, and a rather thick bezel down below that is home to the Sony branding. 

Moving on to the rear, Sony has scrapped its previous design entirely and replaced it with a much sleeker look that makes use of a polycarbonate construction complete with a glossy finish. This then includes a new vertical dual-camera setup in the corner, with a flash just below. Also, the Sony logo sits just above the middle of the panel, while towards the bottom is the Xperia name. Elsewhere on the device, a bottom-firing speaker and a microphone can be found alongside a USB Type-C port. Up top, a 3.5mm headphone jack is retained, and on the right side of the frame is the power button, volume rocker, and side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Considering the Xperia L2 didn't make its first official appearance until CES 2018 in January, a similar launch timeline is to be expected for the new Xperia L3. Likewise, the device will presumably be announced alongside the Xperia XA3 that leaked earlier today courtesy of the same tipster.

source: PriceBaba via OnLeaks



1. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Still do ugly. Sony needs to really get some design help.

10. Pcworld1976

Posts: 184; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

the Samsung J and iPhone copies are uglier

2. Akraw

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

for which planet they are designing their phone like this? From planet earth, I won't buy this.


Posts: 59; Member since: May 16, 2018

Idk... I actually like it.

4. joshuaswingle

Posts: 669; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I don't think it looks bad either. Much better than the Xperia L2 anyway

5. haruken

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Updated as in Sony finally reached 2012 ?

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 669; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Updated as in it's different to the L2's design

7. Elvis358

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Ohh you and your cheap joke's

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Who would want to update to Notch 2018?

8. Elvis358

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

For a low end phone the design is great. I like that sony is updating their design!

9. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

just get rid of the stupid naming at the bottom,to make the bottom bezel smaller,but Sony never do this,be finished soon Sony if a new design team is not brought in improve the design and looks of there phones

12. cocoy

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Still what's the use of the larger bottom chin except for that logo? It should have been been used for sterio speaker instead of being wasted by that logo.

13. Ellio74

Posts: 74; Member since: Mar 22, 2018

Not bad for an entry level phone

14. ShawnVV

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 03, 2018

The renders for the Xperia L3 and XA3 look good. Not all phones need a notch and glass backs.I'd consider both based on price, specs and t the current renders.

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