Xperia XZ3 cases show off tall display & single rear camera once again

Xperia XZ3 cases show off tall display & single rear camera once again
Sony’s Xperia XZ3 is set to be announced in just under two weeks at the brand’s IFA event in Berlin and following a 360-degree render which leaked last month, new case renders provide yet another glimpse at the smartphone’s design ahead of the announcement.

Confirming what is already known, the front of the device sees the return of an 18:9 display, thus following the recent trends in the industry. Unlike the Xperia XZ2, though, the XZ3 makes use of a panel with rounded corners. Nevertheless, Sony’s trademark thick bezels above and below the display unsurprisingly make a return – the bottom one is home to a front-facing speaker and the company’s logo, while the top features a front-facing camera and a second speaker which doubles as the in-ear one. Switching over to the rear, the case images once again confirm that the Xperia XZ3 will ship with a single camera, rather than the dual-camera setup that was initially rumored. This is coupled with laser autofocus and an LED flash. Also worth pointing out is the presence of a fingerprint scanner just below the camera.

When it comes to the internal characteristics, Sony’s next flagship will presumably ship with the Snapdragon 845 on the inside and 6GB of RAM. A bump in storage to 128GB is to be expected too, and microSD support should be retained. When it comes to the camera details, it appears the device may make use of Sony’s new 48-megapixel image sensor. Lastly, completing the setup should be Android 9 Pie straight out of the box, after all, the company has already confirmed that many of its current devices will receive the update next month.

As mentioned above, the Xperia XZ3 should make its first official appearance on August 30 in Berlin. This should be followed by a release sometime in September. However, at this point in time, it’s unclear how Sony will choose to price the smartphone.

source: TVC Mall (translated) via: GSMArena

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Xperia XZ3
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3330 mAh(23.8h 3G talk time)



1. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Ah Sony. Continuing to chase the dream of providing consumers the absolute best device that 2015 offers.

2. ullokey

Posts: 182; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Have you ever owned an Xperia device?

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Yup. Z3.

5. Ellio74

Posts: 74; Member since: Mar 22, 2018

I owned one too, and now I'm on the XZP, the gap is really noticeable. Even today I don't see any reasons to update to something like a Note 9 or others.

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I *want* to like Sony phones and I have in the past. But they are making absolutely the most braindead design choices right now, and it drives me up the wall.

8. Ellio74

Posts: 74; Member since: Mar 22, 2018

I agree that the new design needs some time to get used to, and it looks like they are improving it with this iteration. As every new design with Sony, the first Gen is "you like or you don't" and then it gets better.

10. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Ehhh, I'm not really seeing any iterative improvements, or at least not enough to make me see the device differently. I guess you can give Sony credit for bucking current design trends, but it really does make their designs look incredibly dated. Too much bezel, way too thick with no benefit, poorly placed fps and the removal of the headphone jack are just really dubious choices for a company whose devices fail to get noticed.

11. Ellio74

Posts: 74; Member since: Mar 22, 2018

Maybe a better camera, a thinner and slightly changed design, that's enough in my opinion for a 6-7 months update. The dated design is true for their old flagship but the XZ2 are pretty good when you consider that front facing speaker. The HPJ though, that's a tough move...

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Xz3 is not the name

7. Jimtran

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Who care Sony’s smartphones any more?

9. josephnero

Posts: 785; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I do. Xperias are still fastest and for me the camera is perfect


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yep. I plan on going back. I've been with OnePlus since they started and I'm getting ready to go from the 3T to the XZ2/3. Sony's phones are just as smooth, better cameras, ff speakers, and better overall battery. And while they don't update as often, they're more stable and have wider app compatibility.

13. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

s**t AZZ design. counterclock to 2015. DA F sony? You will never change your infamous way? Even the last few xperia fans of yours are abandoning you.

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