Sony Xperia XZ3 screen resolution confirmed, no notch in tow

Sony Xperia XZ3 screen resolution confirmed, no notch in tow
There’s been plenty of back and forth in the rumor mill over the past couple of months regarding the camera technology and design of Sony’s third 2018 high-end smartphone, widely expected to be unveiled at the IFA trade show in Berlin in a few weeks.

At the end of the day, all we know for sure right now is an Xperia handset carrying model numbers H9461 and H9463 should see daylight soon with a relatively small 3,060 mAh battery under the hood. 

Confusingly, user agent profiles for three other model numbers have been discovered earlier this week, confirming the screen resolution of these mysterious phones. The H8416, H9436, and H9493 will apparently share a trendy 2160 x 1080 display pixel count, resulting in an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio, and suggesting Sony still has no intention to embrace the increasingly prevalent notch.


Even more confusingly, a new rumor floating on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo hints at identical specs for the H8416, H9436, and H9493. A single device codenamed “Akatsuki” is allegedly in the pipeline, offering top-notch features like a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 and 8GB RAM options, 64 or 128GB internal storage, a 5.99-inch OLED panel, and Motion Eye Advanced camera technology.

You obviously shouldn’t take any of that info for granted, nor should you trust older gossip of the Xperia XZ3 coming with a stunning 48MP rear-facing camera. One thing’s for sure - whatever Sony has up its sleeve will cost a small fortune at launch. On the bright side, it could well run Android 9 Pie out the box, also receiving solid software support down the line.

sources: Xperia Blog, Weibo via Esato

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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. Elvis358

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

This camera sounds interesting.

2. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Sony makes fantastic camera sensors but they are terrible at the camera software processing side, 5 mobiles including sony use the same Sony sensor & Sony nearly always comes last for picture quality.

3. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

While that is true for a good while, the xz2 series and later definitely is top of the food chain in cameras, they did get som help with the possessing, nevertheless, now they challenge the best, actually, alot of reviews have confirmed this, and that sony and software thing is starting to belong in the past. One thing they should optimize is the camera layout, because that is getting old. But for camera preformence, you really cant complain anymore.

5. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Imx300 ( z5, xz, xa1, xa2) and imx400( xzp, xz2) are exclusive. No other brand has.. Bigger photos let you crop more, then ppl think pic looks worse. Resize it to same size of other, you will see it is better. The other use 12MP because small crop hides noise and artifacts.

7. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017 From someone who knows photography.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Sorry, but I think you're still living in 2016. Sony's newer processing algorithms are up there with the best. Only shill sites and paid reviewers won't admit this.

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Who posted that is someone 1000% reliable. Same person who said Premium would be announced in China in mid April.

6. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I don't find this confusing at all given Sony's history with recent xperia devices... The X series started with very similar devices, all with the same 5" screen and same camera performance, the difference was mainly processor... If that is not the case here, then the other possibility is that they are all different prototypes for the same final model (or might as well be different versions for each region)

9. romeo1

Posts: 823; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

I just want a 16:9 6"+ device with high end specs and bezels. I don't understand that manufacturers can't make a device for gaming and market it that way. Hope razor will make something like that with the latest specs and a 1080p or 4k ips panel.

10. shootmycamera

Posts: 1; Member since: May 20, 2019

This so so useful, thanks for posting this informative article

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