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More images of Sony Xperia XA successor discovered

The Xperia XA successor makes the same stylistic choices that set it apart from the competition. (Source: ePrice)
The Xperia XA successor makes the same stylistic choices that set it apart from the competition. (Source: ePrice)
More hints at Sony's successor to the Xperia XA are gradually emerging, but questions remain regarding the actual hardware inside the device.

New renders of what seems to be the successor to the Sony Xperia XA have appeared on the internet. The recent images are based on the same renders that appeared a month ago, though this time the resolution is lower, suggesting that these may be images taken from an unreleased promotional video.

What is clear from these few images is that the microUSB port on the Xperia XA has been replaced with USB-C, and that the handset will come in an assortment of colors: navy blue, red and purple. At this point in time, few people know what to expect from the hardware in the Xperia XA’s successor as information about the device is scarce.

Fans of the Xperia XA hope that more information about this new device will come out of Sony’s MWC press event scheduled for February 27, 7:30 GMT in Barcelona, Spain. The older handset was announced in February of last year, a few months prior to its eventual release in June.

The Xperia XA is a 5-inch, reasonably affordable phone ($280) notable for its thin bezels not typically found on phones in this price range. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755 SoC with a Mali-T860 GPU, running Android 6.0.1. Among the upgrades many are hoping to see in the new version are an improved screen, as the Xperia XA featured a 720 x 1280-pixel disappointment that paled in comparison to other phones with similar pricing.

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Isaac Brown, 2017-01-19 (Update: 2017-01-19)
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I joined Notebookcheck at the end of 2016 after being a dedicated reader of the website for the past six years, occasionally tuning out various lecturers to read reviews of the latest gaming and business laptops. As a writer and tech enthusiast, I focus mostly on smartphones, the latest trending gadgets like VR headsets, and the businesses that create it all. When I’m not admiring the latest graphics cards, I write short fiction and arrange for a cappella.