Xperia XZ3 renders get leaked, hints at curved OLED display and single 48MP camera
Sony might be pulling out of some markets where it is underperforming, but it looks like it is redoubling its efforts on the smartphone design front. A well-known leaker with a strong track record, @OnLeaks, has leaked what he is claiming are the official CAD renders of Sony's forthcoming Xperia XZ3 flagship. Coming so soon after the Xperia XZ2, it was thought to be an interim update; but instead, it looks like a full blown design upgrade.
The new design is much more contemporary. While the Xperia XZ2 has been generally well-received, it's design would have been a better fit for a 2017 flaship, but it was launched as recently as April. The new Xperia XZ3 looks to have addressed that slightly behind the times design with one that is much more '2018' in looks. It has a curved display that is also part of a more curvacious overall form factor. The curved display could also indicate that Sony might finally switch to an OLED panel for its smartphones as well.
In a separate announcement, Sony happened to take the wraps off a new high-end IMX586 48 MP Quad Bayer CMOS image sensor this week. It now appears that this new sensor will make its way into the XZ3 giving it a uniquely powerful single-lens shooting set up. In terms of chipset, expect the same Snapdragon 845 as found in the XZ2, which is nothing to sneeze at, but with 6 GB of RAM as standard as well as onboard storage thought to be 128GB.
Expect all to be revealed at IFA in August when Sony is expected to officially unveil the Xperia XZ3 to a very interested audience. Here's hoping it is a much-needed smartphone hit for the company, which has had such a great history of making highly desirable consumer technology.