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Sony prepping an Xperia XA successor, leaked renders suggest

Sony may be preparing the release of a successor to the Xperia XA as renders of an unknown Sony device, with a similar design, are leaked.

Published onJanuary 19, 2017

Sony may be preparing the release of a successor to the Xperia XA, leaked renders suggest. The images, which first appeared on, depict an unknown Sony device with a similar design to its affordable effort from 2016.

The renders indicate that the device will drop the micro-USB port in favor of USB Type-C on this iteration of the XA and introduce stereo speakers. The front-facing camera and proximity sensor also appear to have switched sides.

Additionally, the pictures suggest that the device may appear in four color variants: red, blue and possibly dark gray and silver, while maintaining the slim side bezels that the previous handset was noted for.

The Xperia XA was met with mixed reviews when it was introduced last year as some believed its HD display, performance and camera capabilities weren’t worth the $279 asking price, despite the attractive design.

Yesterday, Sony began to issue its press invitations for MWC 2017 in February where it is expected to officially unveil two new devices. A sequel to the Xperia XA could be one of them.

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