Sony Xperia XA3, XA3 Ultra and L3 get certified prior to unveiling

Sony Xperia XA3, XA3 Ultra and L3 get certified prior to unveiling
Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra CAD-based renders

With the Xperia L2 and Xperia XA2 series now almost one year old, it seems only natural that Sony starts preparing its next-generation models.

These new smartphones, which are set to launch as the Sony Xperia XA3, XA3 Ultra, and Xperia L3, originally leaked way back in October and, despite no acknowledgment from Sony, today they appear to have been certified in Russia with the model numbers I4113, I4213 and I4312 respectively.

The new listings don’t reveal any specifics about the trio of devices but they do come just in time for Sony. After all, if the company chooses to stick to its usual release schedule, the new Xperia smartphones should all make their first official appearance in early January at CES 2019.

As these devices target different consumers, each one will be different from the other internally. However, they do come with some common features. For example, 18:9 displays are present on all three, as are side-mounted fingerprint scanners. Additionally, Android 9 Pie is to be expected straight out of the box while, in the camera department, these will be the first Sony-branded devices with dual-camera layouts.

The pricing and release dates for each device remain unclear at this point in time. Eventually, though, the mid-range models will be accompanied by two new flagship offerings – the Xperia XZ4 and Xperia XZ4 Compact.

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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



1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Didn't the XZ2 premium have dual cameras too?

2. josephnero

Posts: 783; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

The ultra looks great

3. markusinfinite

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 05, 2016

I want to support them but Sony has to improve durability. My first XA1 Ultra has screen issue after half year, I sent it back and bought other one while I was waiting. The second one has charging problem after 5 months of usage. Kind of disappointed. I know they are cheap but they should not be fragile in this way. I love the design but still I have to really use it everyday.

4. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

XA3 ultra will be mine!!!

5. Taphius

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

Huge turn around if those are close to real.

6. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I wonder which country Sony is still doing well?

7. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Funny how the latter two look WAY better than the "flagship" XZ4 Compact even though they're midrangers.

8. simsimma52

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 05, 2018

It's a real shame Sony's mid-range line consistently outclasses their premium one when it comes to aesthetics.

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