Like the previous year, Sony didn’t have a great year in terms of mobile sales. In the July 2018 report, Sony sold approximately 2 million mobile phones in the quarter ending on July 2018 as compared to 3.4 million as mentioned in the quarter ending report of July 2017. Sony is eagerly waiting to make a mark in the smartphone market by offering some great phones in the upcoming year.
A recent leak gave away the specs of a few phones Sony might release in 2019- Sony Xperia XZ4, XZ4 Compact, Xperia XA3, and XA3 Ultra. The specifications of Xperia L3 were leaked too, but it is expected to be released at the end of 2018. According to the leaks, Xperia XZ4 is supposed to be Sony’s flagship phone. The XA3 and XA3 Ultra are expected to be mid-range phones. Except for Xperia L3, all these phones are expected to be released in the first quarter of 2019. These phones are expected to come with new features and don some new design concepts. So, let’s look at the specifications of a few phones Sony might have in store for us:
Sony Xperia L3:
This phone will feature a 5.7-inch IPS display. The Xperia L3 is expected to sport a dual-camera setup along with an 8MP sensor on the front. The device is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 660 Soc along with 3GB of RAM. This phone is supposed to be priced between Rs. 20000-22000. (below $400). This phone is expected to be launched at the end of December or the first week of January. It has also been certified by FCC.
Sony Xperia XA3:
The XA3 is expected to use the Snapdragon 660 Soc with 4GB RAM and Adreno 512 graphics processor. The phone will sport a 5.9-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is expected to come with a dual-camera setup at the rear and an 8MP front camera. On the OS side, It is likely to come with Android 9 Pie out of the box. The XA3 is rumored to be unveiled at the CES 2019 and may price around $500 to $600.
Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra:
Snapdragon 660 Soc is expected to be used by the phone along with 6GB of RAM. The Xperia XA3 Ultra will feature a 6.5-inch screen, a dual-camera setup at the rear and a 13MP camera at the front to take crisp and clear selfies. The Xperia XA3 Ultra is expected to be unveiled at the CES 2019.
Sony Xperia XZ4:
Sony’s upcoming flagship phone is expected to come with some really impressive features. The render leaked online reveals that the phone will sport triple rear camera setup. The screen will be a super-wide 6.5-inches display. It is expected to be in the sub-80,000 price range.
The Xperia XZ4 will not have an in-screen front camera or even a notch just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 a slight chin on the top and bottom. The phone is expected to house the 7nm process based flagship Snapdragon 855 Soc with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM. Xperia XZ4 is scheduled to be unveiled at the MWC 2019. The renders look convincing, but it would be recommended to take them with a pinch of salt.
Sony Xperia XZ4 Compact:
This phone is also expected to be unveiled by Sony at the MWC 2019. The Xperia XZ4 Compact is rumored to sport a 5-inch display with full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. Based on the leaks, the phone expected to feature a screen of 16:9 aspect ratio. The phone is also are rumored to come with a single 21MP rear camera, which might be disappointing for a phone which might be released in the sub-50,000 range. XZ4 Compact is expected to come with Snapdragon 845 SOC and 4 GB of RAM.