Sony Xperia XA3 leaks in all its glory with big forehead but almost no chin
by Adrian Diaconescu / Feb 06, 2019, 9:09 AM
That obviously didn’t happen, nor did the Sony Xperia XA3 see daylight at IFA 2018 in Berlin back in September, but an MWC 2019 announcement alongside the high-end Xperia XZ4 later this month is pretty much guaranteed.
Bizarrely enough, one of the most trusted smartphone leakers in the world is today contradicting another tipster with a near-perfect track record, revealing official-looking press renders of the fast-approaching Sony Xperia XA3 that are very different from factory CAD-based imagery leaked several months ago.
Instead of symmetrically thin top and bottom bezels, this big guy could ultimately adopt an unusual combination of a large "forehead" and an almost non-existent "chin." That simply looks weird and unnecessary in the humble opinion of this writer, although you have to give props to Sony for at least trying something different and somewhat unconventional.
On a similar note, the Xperia XA3 is now expected to sport a 5.9-inch or so screen with an uncommon 21:9 aspect ratio rather than jumping on the 18:9 bandwagon. That’s a drastic change from the outdated 16:9 displays with massive top and bottom borders on last year’s XA2 and XA2 Ultra. It’s also what we expect from the Sony Xperia XZ4, although the company’s new flagship should offer a significantly higher pixel count than the freshly rumored 2560 x 1080 resolution of the XA3.
WinFuture’s Roland Quandt has no new information on the upcoming mid-ranger’s specifications, so for the time being, we’ll assume nothing has changed on that front. If so, the Sony Xperia XA3 should come with a respectable Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage space, a 3,500 mAh battery, dual 23 + 8MP rear-facing cameras, a USB Type-C port, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Color options are likely to include black, silver, blue, and pink, as revealed by an extensive batch of new high-quality renders.
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Is the phone that tall or is it an optical distortion ? I don't think anyone would want to be seen with such a remote control outside his living room.
posted on Feb 06, 2019, 9:12 AM 8
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The forehead is kinda like a big notch.
posted on Feb 06, 2019, 9:29 AM 2
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It's about as big as XZ2 compact bezel, which is not so bad. 3163f897d9269d2205b299d923c103 4015e979ea3.jpg
posted on Feb 07, 2019, 5:27 AM 0
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I'm liking the design, looks slick.
posted on Feb 06, 2019, 9:48 AM 4
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Up side down controller again? I hope a LCD display doesn't have Jello effect like OP5 did with amoled display.
posted on Feb 06, 2019, 10:26 AM 3
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I thought the same. Normally complete absence of bottom bezel means upside down controller. Bending the drivers like iPhone is definitely not an option on a badget handset. I also wonder what that may mean for the phone. I also don't like the top heavy aesthetic. I'd rather have thinner, symmetrical bezels splitting the components half up, half down.
posted on Feb 06, 2019, 11:05 AM 1
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I take it US-bound versions will revert to non-functional fingerprint scanners since it appears they are going back to FPS in the power button.
posted on Feb 06, 2019, 1:35 PM 1
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Adrian thinks a large forehead and almost non-existent chin is weird and unnecesary, but I bet he sees no problem at all, probably even likes, the almost non-existent chin and large horned forehead from some fruit company.
posted on Feb 06, 2019, 7:39 PM 1
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I actually like the forehead. It means the XA3 Ultra will continue with the awesome selfie camera. I rather have a forehead than a notch tbh. Notches are useless. If you try to cover the notch with a virtual border... guess what... It will have a forehead too.
posted on Feb 06, 2019, 10:06 PM 0
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