Leaked image shows the Sony Xperia XZ3 devoid of a notch and dual rear cameras
We're just a few days away from Sony officially unveiling the Xperia XZ3 at IFA 2018 and as is generally the norm, a leaked photo of the smartphone has surfaced on the web. This image more or less confirms what we've been seeing in the form of CAD renders so far and we're glad that Sony is following 2018 smartphone design trends — except, of course, for the notch.
We have come across only a singular image for now so it's hard to estimate the screen size. However, from what we know so far, expect a screen size between 5.7-5.9-inches. The tall screen is almost bezel-less save for the slightly pronounced top bezel and bottom chin but it is far from being an eye-sore. Shutterbugs will appreciate the fact that there is a dedicated hardware camera button along the right side a la Windows Phones of yore. This could imply that Sony will be beating the drum about the Xperia XZ3's imaging prowess during its IFA keynote. The rear has a single-lens camera, which in all probability could sport the new 48 MP IMX586 sensor that Sony recently announced although, earlier renders did point towards a dual 19 MP + 12 MP setup.
Just above the lens, we see a sensor of some sort above which there is a dual-tone LED flash. The sensor could be using Sony's Hybrid focusing tech that combines phase-detection and laser-detection autofocus. There's also a faint NFC logo just beside the Hybrid sensor. A fingerprint sensor sits right beneath the camera and gives the impression that it's lower than it needs to be. The internals will be more or less the same as the Xperia XZ2 — a Snapdragon 845 SoC but with 6 GB RAM and a 128 GB storage option. We'll know shortly if Sony has bundled any other goodies in this phone.
Sony is known for making reliable and classy consumer products but the company did fall behind rivals like Samsung, Apple, and others in terms of smartphone market share despite continued innovation. The company hopes to spring back into the race so all eyes are on the upcoming Xperia XZ3 smartphone, which will hopefully turn out to be a much needed success for Sony.