Sony has made it a practice to announce its new smartphones each year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this year is no exception. The models to be released in CSE 2019 are likely to be the Sony Xperia XA3, XA3 Plus and the Sony Xperia L3. Though the complete specifications and features of these phones will only be revealed at the event, several details have emerged, including the price.
Of the three devices, the Sony Xperia XA3 Plus is expected to have a full HD+ display of over 6inches and fitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series processor, possibly the 660SoC. Some of these rumours are also based on the known specifications of the predecessor phones like the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus launched in January 2018 and expecting that the company would make some enhancements this year.
These reports on the phones include a mention about another model, the Sony Xperia XA3 Ultra which could even be 5G-enabled. But there is no confirmation yet on any of these. Some related details being tossed about include the bezels being thin, the physical fingerprint sensor provided on the sides and the presence of the 3.5mm audio jack. Some suggest these devices may have a glass back design.
And the higher-end devices among these may come with the Android Pie operating system. The Sony Xperia L3 is another phone rumoured to be released at the CSE. The phone is likely to have a 5.7inch HD display. The aspect ratio is being indicated as 18:9. There is mention of a dual camera setup in the rear and the operating system would be the Android Pie.
Coming back to the Sony Xperia XA3 Plus flagship, it is likely to come in three colour options, Gold, Silver and Black and the indicative price in Europe is â‚¬519 (approx. Rs 41,700).