Update, August 27, 2018, 05:03 AM ET: The rumored Sony Xperia XZ3 has leaked again via My Smart Price. The handset in the latest renders looks identical to the one seen in the previous My Smart Price leaks, only this time we get a glimpse at the four colors it might appear in.
There are the conventional black and white options as well as what looks like a dark emerald green and metallic pink/burgundy variants, though not all of these colors are said to make it to global markets upon the phone’s release.
Check them out in the new image below:
Meanwhile, the Xperia XZ3 is tipped to include a 5.7-inch, 18:9, Full HD+ (1080 x 2160) LCD display, octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. As you can see from the pictures, a single rear camera and rear fingerprint scanner are also expected.
IFA 2018 begins for the press in just a few days, so if the phone is at the show, we’ll be able to offer more details then.
Previous coverage, August 24, 2018, 07:51 AM ET: Rumors are circulating that Sony intends to launch the Sony Xperia XZ3 at IFA next week. This is notable because the Sony Xperia XZ2 launched in February of this year, which means the XZ3 would be coming out pretty early.
Whether or not that rumor is true we don’t know, but a new image reportedly of the Sony Xperia XZ3 just hit the internet via My Smart Price, which certainly suggests that an announcement of the device is imminent.
There’s only one image of the device that leaked, but it gives us a pretty good look at both the front and back of the smartphone, assuming the images are legit. See for yourself below:
The first thing you’ll notice is that there’s only one camera lens on the back. Not only does this buck the current trend of manufacturers putting two (or sometimes even three) lenses on the back of smartphones, but it also would be a backpedal for Sony since the Xperia XZ2 Premium has a dual-lens setup.
However, Google has proven that having only one lens is just fine with its line of Pixel devices, and in fact can produce incredible photos and videos if done the right way. So maybe going with only a single lens isn’t so wild after all.
You’ll also see that Sony is apparently bucking another industry trend by not including a display notch on this alleged Xperia XZ3. That will certainly make many Android fans happy, as the notch is probably one of the most disliked design features in smartphone history.
Finally, you can see the NFC logo on the back of the device right next to some sort of sensor. That obviously suggests the device will come with an NFC chip, which isn’t too surprising.
What do you think? Is this the Sony Xperia XZ3, or is it a well-done fake? Let us know in the comments!