Sony seems to be working on the Xperia XA3, a smartphone with a striking elongated display. The screen has a ratio of 21 by 9, which is much longer than the 18 by 9 and 19 by 9 screens of other phones. The device is expected to be unveiled at the end of this month.
Sony Xperia XA3 screen: you should know this
There have been rumors about the Sony Xperia XA3 for months. Sony was expected to unveil the smartphone at the CES in early January but it did not. The XA3 is now expected at the MWC, the world’s largest telecom fair that will start on February 24 in Barcelona. Dozens of press renders of the phone are now on the street, thanks to WinFuture.
The most striking characteristic of the Xperia XA3 is the elongated screen, which according to various sources has a 21 by 9 ratio. That is special because smartphones had a 16 by 9 screen for years, and not so long ago switched to 18 by 9 and 19 by 9. These displays are longer, so more text fits on the screen. However, when playing video, black borders are visible. A 21 by 9 display is a bit longer and can therefore display even more content.
The elongated screen, however, also makes the XA3 physically larger, which is reinforced by the fairly large forehead. Yes, there is no punch hole or a notch,
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Specifications of the XA3
The Sony Xperia XA3 would run on an older Snapdragon 660 processor with 4GB RAM. The storage memory is said to weigh 64GB, with a micro SD card. Furthermore, the XA3 has a double camera on the back (23 and 8 megapixels) and a fingerprint scanner on the right side. The smartphone receives a 3500 mAh battery that charges via a USB-C connection. It is still unclear whether the XA3 has a headphone jack. Sony left out this port last year on its more expensive devices but would bring it back on the new Xperia XZ4.
Sony has planned a press conference at the MWC and will probably announce the XA3, XA3 Plus, and XZ4.