Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra shows off its tall design in leaked press renders

Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra shows off its tall design in leaked press renders
The Sony Xperia XA3 series might have skipped CES last month but the smartphones will almost certainly appear at MWC 2019 later this month. And with under two weeks to go, the Xperia XA3 Ultra has now appeared in a set of press renders.

Like its smaller sibling, Sony’s next oversized mid-ranger will boast an unusual 21:9 aspect ratio that results in a very tall design. The 6.5-inch display is paired with extremely narrow side bezels and an almost non-existent chin. For some reason, though, Sony has fitted the smartphone with a huge forehead which increases its overall height significantly. 

As per usual, the Xperia XA3 Ultra’s upper bezel houses the in-ear speaker, proximity sensor, and the unspecified front-facing selfie camera. While on the topic of cameras, it’s worth noting that the rear of the smartphone includes two. One of these will presumably act as the main sensor while the other will help with bokeh imagery and other instances where extra depth information is required.

The Xperia XA3 Ultra is expected to arrive powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 paired with a respectable 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This should also arrive accompanied by Android 9 Pie and a battery capacity of around 4,000mAh.

On a final note, the renders suggest the smartphone will be available in two colors once release – blue and black. Pricing information remains a complete mystery at the moment but there’s a strong possibility the device won’t be called the Xperia XA3 Ultra. In fact, Sony could scrap the ‘XA’ branding entirely in favor of a new smartphone series.

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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



1. OneLove123

Posts: 1071; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

That's my next phone.

9. mahima

Posts: 730; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Will buy 1, if it gets released in India Large battery, unique square-ish design

2. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Well SONY, at least you tried.

3. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The FP reader must be on the side.

4. odachek

Posts: 123; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

So can use it as a chopper?

5. Vogue1985

Posts: 459; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Very nice,simple design as usual very Sony. Looks expensive lol


Posts: 417; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Sony at HQ: "We're Sony damn it! We have to have bezels on our phone"

8. ijuanp03

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

What are you talking about? This has less bezels than the iPhone Xs. This phone made the XR look like a chunky kid with fat bezels.

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4208; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Are you looking at the same pictures?

7. ijuanp03

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

What I like about Sony's design is their omnibalance trademark. Look at the attention to detail when it comes to bezels. They are the same whichever side you look at. I don't think other companies (aside from Apple and HTC) understand this, especially the Chinese OEMs. Regardless whether you find this phone ugly or not, the truth is, it looks more refined than any other phone out there.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4208; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Every way I look at this thing I see a huge bezel in the forehead.

14. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I know! When every other company is steering towards thinner top and bottom bezels, Sony must have at least one unnecessarily large bezel! It's like they can't help it.

12. Nionx

Posts: 203; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

I'm feeling this extra tall body. Reminds .e of my beloved xperia z ultra. This is definitely worth a look once its officially revealed

13. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That looks like an actual remote. I wonder how apps will adjust to such a weird aspect ratio.

15. AlphaMale

Posts: 59; Member since: May 03, 2017

I just hope they put the speaker on the earpiece just like some other Xperia phones

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