Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra shows off massive display, slim bezels, dual cameras in CAD renders
by Adrian Diaconescu / Oct 03, 2018, 10:09 AM
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.
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?
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 10:13 AM 13
Posts: 116; 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.
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 12:21 PM 1
Posts: 4146; 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.
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 10:14 AM 1
Posts: 437; 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.
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 10:23 AM 0
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Looking good! But why can't their flagships have the jack while the midrangers have it?
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 10:19 AM 3
Posts: 287; Member since: Oct 29, 2012
Note 9 is that you?
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 11:23 AM 2
Posts: 194; Member since: Mar 25, 2018
It looks better than your sh**y note 9!!!
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 12:45 PM 2
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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.
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 1:19 PM 0
Posts: 210; 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.
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 1:26 PM 0
Posts: 213; 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 !!!
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 1:32 PM 0
Posts: 53; 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.
posted on Oct 04, 2018, 12:39 PM 0
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