Sony Xperia XZ3 360-degree render reveals updated design, one rear camera

Sony Xperia XZ3 360-degree render reveals updated design, one rear camera
Recently, a new set of case renders claimed to provide the first glimpse at Sony’s upcoming Xperia XZ3 flagship, although the device pictured looked suspiciously like the Xperia XZ2 Premium. And today, confirming that the images were fakes, tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer, more commonly known by his @OnLeaks Twitter handle, has provided 360º renders of Sony’s device, confirming yet another small design evolution.

Starting off with the front panel design, the smartphone makes use of a tall 5.9-inch 18:9 display. However, unlike the current Xperia XZ2 which boasts a more common rectangular display, the upcoming Xperia XZ3 makes the switch over to a panel with rounded corners. This is coupled with glass that seems to have been curved over more at the edges, creating the illusion of more depth. Also, some modifications seem to have been made to the shape of the aluminum frame, with this now blending into the glass more, something that should help improve the comfort of the device when being held. Elsewhere, though, the overall look is just as expected. This means that a glass panel is included on the rear alongside a circular fingerprint scanner in the center of the panel. Plus, contradicting every recent rumor, just one rear camera is present backed up by an LED flash and laser autofocus.

In regards to what can be expected internally from Sony’s Xperia XZ3, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 will likely be powering the device alongside 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Moreover, a 3,240mAh battery and Android 9.0 P straight out of the box have previously been rumored. Also, while it's unclear which rear sensor will be included, the selfie camera will likely boast a resolution of 13-megapixels.

Currently, although Sony is yet to confirm the existence of its upcoming flagship, the Xperia XZ3 is expected to make its official debut on August 30 at IFA, followed by a release in September. Pricing wise, recent leaks suggested a price tag of over $800 is on the cards.



1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Rear cam might be the new 48MP ( imx 586). Also 1mm slimmer. If it has this sensor, no other will have until next year. Every new tech has 1 year of exclusivity for Sony Mobile.

23. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

After they mess it up in the back, now they mess up in front! Who the hell is taking decisions in this company??? Curved screen? Seriously? Same $hit place for FPS? Another DOA device. Like every single SONY phone in last few years. That's why they market share is shrinking almost to zero. If they didn't do the things right till next year, my XZP will be replaced by non SONY phone.

2. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Finally a phone from Sony after a long time that has Great Design. They sure had lost the direction in last 2-3 years. Can't believe that Sony and Sony Ericsson which once made one of the most amazing looking phones have lost it now a days.

3. kabiluddin

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

OK, this looks much better than XZ2 which is a total disgrace of a mobile design in 2018.

4. haruken

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Sony will get away with shamelessly copying Samsung?

8. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

And you will get away with shamelessly accusing Sony of copying Samsung ? Unless you are drunk, this statement shows you have lots of issues.

10. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Man, you Sony fans are so defensive. Why are you so mad? If you honestly can't see a big resemblance in the front of this render to a Samsung flagship device, you must be blind. It's okay to admit it. Worse things can happen.

21. Djz89

Posts: 445; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Lol, who's blind?

24. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Obviously you. AngelicusMaximus is right. This is same Samsung curved screen. Another mistake.

28. Djz89

Posts: 445; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

What?? Lol, do some research kid

22. hansip87

Posts: 228; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

not seeing a samsung here honestly.

9. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

If you can't beat them, join them, right?

11. Elvis358

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

It's not copying Samsung!

14. Alin03

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I don't think anyone should blame sony of copying Samsung after they'be added the super slow motion feature to their phones just one year after tge XZ Premium was released. If you think doing a rounded corner design is coping then i can tell you that Samsung also copied sony by putting the nav bar inside the screen

17. mimicryXD

Posts: 175; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

So we just forget tenth times samsung copying sony?

5. A_A_A

Posts: 225; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

The same terrible fingerprint scanner placement, small battery and no 3.5 mm jack... Loser is a loser... That's really all I can say about Sony and it's products.

13. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Most flagships dont even have 3200mAh

18. mixedfish

Posts: 1561; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

People have distorted expectations on battery mah ratings because Chinese phones have pumped up numbers using obsolete Li-ion where as all the big brands have moved on to Li-po.

6. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I also heard 2019 will have different design from xz2 trinity. Maybe new names, because this might be last from X. Chapter 1 : 2010/12 Chapter 2: 2013/15 Chapter 3: 2016/18 Chapter 4: 2019/-

7. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

The front look very good. The back is still desastrous with the camera still where the fps should be

12. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Looking very nice!!

15. mayor

Posts: 18; Member since: May 06, 2017

I wonder how they are still unable to do away with those bezels..

16. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The front looks like a Note 8. Curved sides and rounded corners of the screen.

19. power21

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 15, 2015

this is fake. sony is not giving up those big bezels.

20. Djz89

Posts: 445; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Now that looks great

25. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

The design is the same as the XZ2.

26. Trashboat78

Posts: 10; Member since: May 05, 2018

Honestly I have the XZ2 and the fingerprint placement is just fine and dandy, I suspect those of you complaining about it have not used it. Only issues I have is lack of headphone jack.

29. eelpout

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 13, 2016

yep, I recently came across a deal on an XZ2, so replaced my XZ1. The fingerprint scanner is fine, in fact I find it easier to "discover" in a pocket or on a table since it's towards the center; not sure what people are complaining about. The curved back is great and it doesn't feel fat at all either. The lack of the 3.5mm jack does suck though, just means I'll be using my external "mobile" DAC more.

27. Lukino

Posts: 31; Member since: May 04, 2018

Let's see the camera performances . The design is far better then xz2. And copying design? Who doesn't copy some feature, desing ? Have a nice day.

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