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.