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Renders allegedly show Sony's upcoming smartphones (Update: XA3 Ultra included)

Odds are we could see the Xperia XA3 and Xperia L3 at CES 2019, though it is a bit too early to know for sure.

Published onOctober 3, 2018

Update, October 3, 2018 (10:00AM EST): We got our first look at the Sony Xperia XA3 and Sony Xperia L3 yesterday via some new renders, but now it looks like we also are getting a look at the Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra, from the same source (@OnLeaks) via MySmartPrice.

The renders of the Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra are below:

The renders make it seem that the XA3 Ultra will be very similar to the vanilla XA3, but likely a bit bigger with some beefed-up specs. You can also see a 360-degree render video below:

Note the lack of a rear fingerprint sensor, as it appears the Xperia XA3 Ultra will also have a side-mounted sensor, just like its vanilla counterpart.

For more information on the XA3 lineup (and the L3), continue reading the original article below.

Original Article, October 2, 2018 (11:12PM EST): With the Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2 coming up on their first birthdays, successors for all three smartphones should be right around the corner. Thanks to renders from known leakster @OnLeaks and leaked specs from MySmartPrice, we might have our first look at the supposedly upcoming Xperia XA3 and Xperia L3.

Starting with the Xperia XA3, the renders show off its alleged 5.9-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2,160 x 1,080 resolution. Even though the power button remains on the right side, it now doubles as a fingerprint sensor. By comparison, the Xperia XA2 features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Elsewhere, the Xperia XA3 reportedly features the Snapdragon 660, up to 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB Type-C port. The phone might also run Android 9 Pie out of the box, retain the headphone jack, feature two rear cameras, and retain the camera shutter button, but little else is known for now.

As for the Xperia L3, it looks to succeed this year’s Xperia L2. Based on the renders and PriceBaba‘s report, the Xperia L3 features a 5.7-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution. The right side reportedly features the volume rocker and a power button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor.

The Xperia L3 also reportedly retains its headphone jack and adds a second rear camera. Whereas the Xperia XA3 reportedly sports a horizontally-aligned dual camera arrangement, the Xperia L3 seemingly opts for a vertical arrangement for its two cameras.

Finally, Sony might opt for a plastic build for the Xperia L3.

Keep in mind that Sony unveiled the Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2 during CES 2018 in January. It would make sense to see the Xperia XA3 and Xperia L3 announced during CES 2019 in three months.

It would also make sense to see relatively low prices for the two new phones. Whereas the Xperia XA2 went for $350 when it launched, the Xperia L2 sold for $250. We can probably expect similar price points for the Xperia XA3 and Xperia L3.

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