Xperia XZ3 Premium with 18:9 display and Android P could be in development

Xperia XZ3 Premium with 18:9 display and Android P could be in development
Continuing Sony’s usual launch schedule, numerous leaks already point towards the launch of the Xperia XZ3 later on this summer at IFA 2018. However, according to new information, the brand may also be preparing a successor to the Xperia XZ2 Premium which debuted back in April.

Falling in line with the Xperia XZ3 details that list the H8416 model number, the new Xperia XZ3 Premium has been assigned the H8614 number and may boast some major upgrades over the regular variant. Specifically, the resolution of the display is significantly higher at 3840×1920p, falling in line with the newer 18:9 aspect ratio and contradicting Sony’s recent comments that stated a 16:9 display provided the best viewing experience. Oddly enough, though, the resolution doesn’t coincide with what would be expected – a 4K 18:9 display would presumably sport a 4320×2160p resolution. Regardless of this, however, the information also reveals that Android 9.0 P will come pre-installed straight out of the box.

Now, in regards to what other specifications can be expected, 6GB of RAM will likely be making a return alongside a possible bump in storage to 128GB. When it comes to the camera setup, however, no major upgrades are likely. This means the same 19-megapixel main rear sensor should be present alongside a secondary 12-megapixel lens. Additionally, this will probably be coupled with a 13-megapixel camera up front. Also, if Sony’s previous moves are anything to go by, the only major change on the design front will likely be a reduction in bezel size.

Considering the launch date of the Xperia XZ2 Premium, Sony may choose to launch the XZ3 Premium as late as November. Nevertheless, considering the regular Xperia XZ3 is currently set to make an appearance at IFA 2018 later this summer, the company may choose to launch the Premium version alongside this.


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16 Comments

1. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

This xz3 no xz3 p

2. joshuaswingle

Posts: 672; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Different model number and different display resolution

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

XZ3/XZ2s is H8416/8466

3. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

SD845 cant handle 4320 x 2160.

5. Abdbaas

Posts: 156; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

What's the opposite of bezel-less ?

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Iphone 8+

6. Kimay

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 21, 2018

XZ2 Premium hasn't even been released yet and now we're looking at XZ3 premium in November?

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4334; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Sony makes phones?

10. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Yes... Those with 10-bit screen with the widest gamut of all. Fastest updates among non-google phones. Those that dont reload apps. The ones that record 4K HDR.

11. alvxxxzmx

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 07, 2018

Let me add to your list. The one who started waterproof (IP Rating) and super slow motion trends, 153% sRGB coverage in their latest flagship, the one who started HDR display trend. They made the world's first phone with 4K display (heck, they made two of them).

12. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Actually the bomb 7 was the first hdr screen.

13. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Display xamfungs no hace HDR real is smoke

16. ullokey

Posts: 184; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

And the one which manufactures Compact phones with flagship specs

8. modu9 unregistered

It is really sad that with such potential Sony has become what it has. This is one manufacturer that should be among the leaders. Oh well, at least Nokia is making a go at it.

14. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Xperia he is the supreme king noob

15. CEDEOTB

Posts: 467; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

So the XZ2 failed because of its size and relatively small battery, then the XZ2 premium failed because of the 16:9 display and large bezels, and now they're already making plans for an XZ3 all in the span of a few months?

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