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Sony Xperia XA3 + XA3 Ultra renders showcase slim bezels and dual cameras

Following up on the Xperia XA2 mid-range series from earlier this year, new renders have surfaced to give us an early look at its successors — the Xperia XA3 and XA3 Ultra. These renders come by way of MySmartPrice, and should they turn out to be legit, we could be looking at an exciting affordable smartphone lineup from Sony this year.

One of the biggest things to take note of is that the XA3 and XA3 Ultra will be the first mid-range Sony Xperia phones to have an 18:9 display. This makes them a lot narrower compared to the XA2 and XA2 Ultra and the bezels surrounding the screens have been shrunk down substantially.

Xperia XA3 (left) and XA3 Ultra (right)

Also present on the phones are dual rear cameras. While the specs of the sensors are still unknown, expect them to be fairly high as the single rear shooter on the XA2 and XA2 Ultra came in at 23MP. Other goodies include a 3.5mm headphone jack, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Snapdragon 660 processor, and as much as 6GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage.

The Sony Xperia XA3 series will likely be announced either later this year or at CES next January, so be sure to stay tuned for more info in the coming months.

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Updated October 3, 2018: Added renders and new info about the larger Xperia XA3 Ultra.

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

11 Comments
  • 18:9 ratio is ok if the screen is really big but would be unfortunate on a smaller device. It looks so much better than anything with a notch. It looks nice without a goofy curved display or whatever as well. So many of the midrange phones look better than the flagships this year. I hope 2019 is better.
  • I'm dying for them to release a bezeless Xperia compact, and price it reasonably
  • that screen looks way too long to be 18:9...
  • The XA2 was given an interim update with the XA2 Plus and that has an 18:9 screen so that would be the first, not this XA3. I have the XA1 Ultra and it was fantastic value for money, however the XA2 Ultra/Plus has lackluster specs and a bloated price. If this is priced better then it could be worth a look, except... ...Sony's Oreo update on the XA1 Ultra broke so many Bluetooth functions and removed the Vulkan graphics drivers yet they won't acknowledge this at all so I'm done with Sony for the time being.
  • It's encouraging that more and more of the midrange devices are retaining the head phone jack, while the flagships are dropping it. Perhaps someone is listening to us after all.
  • It discouraging that all phones are going 18:9. I just want a high end, 6 inch, 16:9 phone.
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is your closest option, and even then it's a 5.8" display.
  • Hoping that an XA3 Ultra is coming. I would love for the U.S. market to have access to a less expensive over 6.4" device. Mi Max 3 only works on Cricket. Honor Note 10 doesn't even work here. Sony would be filling a niche. But I don't think they will, sadly
  • Most likely it will. The current version, the XA2 Ultra, and its predecessor were released here in the US. I almost picked one up, but decided to go with a Nokia instead for Android One.
  • The XA3 looks nice, and I really like Sony bringing the side FPS back. I'm also starting to like the midrange phones more than the flagships.
  • If the next generation of mid-range phones from Sony come with dual cameras, better believe there next flagship will come with dual cameras (not referring to the premium line). I wanted to get the XZ3, but now i feel like waiting just a bit longer lol.