Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra launch details emerge: price and colors revealed

Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra launch details emerge: price and colors revealed
Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra CAD-based renders

The Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra is expected to go official at CES 2019. And with less than two weeks to go until the event, a new leak has revealed a number of European launch details.

According to DroidShout, the upcoming iteration of Sony’s oversized mid-ranger will cost €519 in most European markets. This translates into $595 and represents a huge hike over the current-generation Xperia XA2 Ultra which cost $514 (€449) at launch.

If Sony plays its cards correctly, the price hike will be justified by a bump in specs. More specifically, considering the current-gen model ships with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 on the inside, the slightly more powerful Snapdragon 660 is likely. However, with the Snapdragon 670 also available, this chip remains a candidate too. Either way, this should be accompanied by 6GB of RAM and Android 9 Pie straight out of the box.

Elsewhere, it’s claimed that the smartphone will stick to a larger 18:9 6.5-inch display that'll be accompanied by an aluminum construction which boasts a significantly different rear design.

The Xperia XA3 Ultra is set to be sold in Black, Gold, and Silver. Sales are expected to commence in February alongside the release of the Xperia XA3 and Xperia L3, which will also be available in Europe.

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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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6 Comments

1. OneLove123

Posts: 785; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Getting that silver ultra.

2. D34ever

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

It's a Sony. So I'm not holding my breath.

5. Feanor

Posts: 1290; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

https://gstylemag.com/2018/12/26/sony-xperia-xz3-review/ Sony is very misunderstood in the mobile phone market. Many reviews point out, what a pity it is for Sony to suffer such low brand recognition, when the actual product is so good. Actually it's one of the few options for someone that wants a high quality, hassle-free near stock Android device.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

$600 for a 670? Awesome. I mean maybe it will be awesome. Ok probably not.

4. sunnyfpy

Posts: 272; Member since: May 12, 2013

Sony brand,expensive for medicre specs

6. Feanor

Posts: 1290; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Specs are one part of the equation. Having a good harmonious product is altogether a different matter. Sonys are good high-end Android phones for people who value simplicity and they don't like the over the top skins of Samsung and the Chinese. 4GB RAM may sound poor, but the additional 4GB of a Huawei most likely goes wasted into moving around the added fat of the heavy (and shamefully iOS aping) skin on top of stock Android.

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