Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra shows off massive display, slim bezels, dual cameras in CAD renders

Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra shows off massive display, slim bezels, dual cameras in CAD renders
After unveiling three mid-range smartphones back in January, Sony seems pretty much guaranteed to start 2019 with another three non-flagship Xperia announcements, all of which are now previewed by prolific leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka @OnLeaks, in collaboration with MySmartPrice.

Unsurprisingly, the newly rendered Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra looks a lot like the “regular” XA3 revealed just yesterday, with an extra-tall and extra-large display in tow sporting impressively thin bezels... for a no-notch mid-ranger.

Despite adding quite a bit more screen real estate compared to the Xperia XA2 Ultra, the 6.5-inch XA3 Ultra is expected to measure a decently compact 167.4 x 73.3 x 8.3 mm. That would represent a small 4.4 mm increase in height versus the 6-inch XA2 Ultra, as well as a noticeable reduction in overall width and depth. 

Still, a camera bump is obviously to be expected, which shouldn’t make the photography performance upgrade any less substantial. Two horizontally-arranged shooters will be mounted on the back of the Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra, with a dual-LED flash module positioned right above them, and... no fingerprint scanner?

No easily discernible fingerprint reader, that is, as it appears Sony will go back to the side-mounted, power button-disguised biometric sensors that are surprisingly starting to catch on.

There are no big surprises or other important design revisions to report, with a USB Type-C port and 3.5 mm headphone jack present, and standard 2160 x 1080 (Full HD+) resolution tipped for the 2:1 screen of the jumbo-sized and reasonably handsome Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra. 

A few key specifications can be easily guessed, including Snapdragon 660 processing power, up to 6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage space, and pre-installed Android 9.0 Pie software, but everything else needs to wait.

source: MySmartPrice



1. ShawnVV

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 03, 2018

If this is the the actual design, it looks great. Why do the Sony Midrange phones look better than the premium models?

15. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

Because they never learn from their mistakes and truly address consumers desires. That is some of the reasons why they sell like they sell and their mobile recognition and popularity is close to none. Sony mobile dig their own grave.

25. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Well it looks like they're not into US sales anymore so I have a feeling even the premium will get a side mounted FS

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Cameras bumps imo are a far far worse blight than notches. OEM need to get away from doing this for sake of being slim, when all other proportions are going off deep end.

4. skips

Posts: 490; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

most people get a case anyway which eliminates the problem. and i doubt that nowadays most oem's made the bump solely for the reason that they wanted to slim the device down. its just a design choice, just to spice it up and not make an yet another rectangular brick ™, that's all.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I hear you but I like my bricks though, they sit nicely when not using a case.

3. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Looking good! But why can't their flagships have the jack while the midrangers have it?

11. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

not having a 3.5mm jack is a high-end feature as dictated by Apple.

5. morgeus09

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 19, 2018


6. tiz_meh

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 11, 2017


7. baldilocks

Posts: 1547; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Square design with rounded camera module? Maybe that should be squared off as well...

8. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Looks nice, way to go Sony. Slim bezels, no notch.

9. kotan24

Posts: 320; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Note 9 is that you?

16. Elvis358

Posts: 286; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

It looks better than your sh**y note 9!!!

23. DRS1977

Posts: 680; Member since: May 27, 2015

Love how angry and bitter you are about the Note 9. Samsung will be here long after you are dead and buried 6-feet underground. Thank goodness...

17. Elvis358

Posts: 286; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Cheap joke!

18. Elvis358

Posts: 286; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Cheap joke

12. josephnero

Posts: 795; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Looks great

13. OneLove123

Posts: 1291; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

My next phone.

14. Sealblaighter

Posts: 434; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It is way too big Sony!(if the dimensions are indeed true).

19. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3187; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Looks like they're using a power button on top of the FPS and volume buttons below. No dedicated camera button in sight, that's a bummer. Dang that MFer Trump! Just got my WEA test alert now as I was typing.

20. A_A_A

Posts: 229; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

This design is definitely much better that XZ2/XZ3. Plus phone has a 3.5 mm jack, side mounted fingerprint reader and represents Sony Style. The only thing Sony needs to do now is to price it right and release as soon as possible.

21. BGChicago

Posts: 228; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

"decently compact". How is it possible that everyone is coming up with Ultra Plus and Max variants but no one makes minis compacts and so on. General public is actively seeking smaller phones and OEMs don't listen. Keep your line of tablets-phone-wanna-be but gives us some one handed options !!!

22. Farcaster

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Not to be critical, but Sony's design language now looks a lot like Samsung's. Don't know why they went with this; personally liked the more edgier look with their past phones.

24. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

i thought massive meaning between 6.8 and 7. 6.5 = big 6.8 and bigger = massive

26. AliBashir

Posts: 56; Member since: Jun 18, 2017

This phone with those dimensions can never have 6.7 inches display, it can hardly be 6.2, do some common calculations folks. Same goes for the regular xa3 which can maximum have a 5.7 inches display, unless it has different aspect ratios, but still impossible for the xa3 ultra.

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