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The Sony Xperia A recently paid a visit to the FCC, with the documents giving us a bit of an idea about what we should expect from it, and some pictures too.

The interesting part is that some of the documents, including the user manual and some pictures, have disappeared since from the FCC site. You can see the smartphone, which seems to continue the design line of the Xperia Z, in the image below.

According to the documents, the LTE smartphone should come with a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution, and the user manual mentioned a 13-megapixel camera, as well as 16GB of storage space.

Sony Xperia A

Another interesting thing is that the device features a removable battery, which is a 2300mAH one. You can see the battery slot in the image below.

Sony Xperia A

Although the battery is removable, the user manual also mentioned water and dust resistance (IPX5/7), like the Xperia Z has.

The user manual comes with Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo’s logo on it, calling the device the SO-04E. Since the Japanese carrier is planning to announce its summer phone lineup on May 15, the Xperia A will almost certainly be part of the announcement, so we should know a lot more details then.

Until the announcement comes, you can check out our Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Sony Xperia Z comparison.

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Bogdan Bele
Bogdan is a tech writer and blogger, passionate about everything mobile in general and Android in particular. When he's not writing about technology or playing with various gadgets (which he's doing most of the time), he enjoys listening to a lot of music and reading.