At the beginning of this year Sony also introduced a new design for its flagships, with the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. It seems that the design will be further refined later this year. That appears at least from a render of the Sony Xperia XZ3 shared by OnLeaks. This usually reliable telecom insider used to be the first to get hold of the design of new smartphones in the past.
What is especially striking is that Sony has once again made the device less angular. The straight lines of the Xperia XZ1 have now definitely disappeared. Not only the corners of the XZ3 itself, but also those of the screen are made a lot softer. The image continues in the sides. At the top and bottom are still relatively large black bars, certainly compared to competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S9.
At the back there are hardly any changes compared to the Xperia XZ2. The device has a slightly bulging rear. Although Sony recently introduced its first smartphone with dual camera (the Xperia XZ2 Premium), the XZ3 has to do it with a single camera. How many megapixels that camera has is unknown. The fingerprint scanner is included. This is relatively low, almost in the middle.
The screen would be 5.7 inches tall and have a full HD resolution. The XZ3 is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chip, with 6GB of memory and 64GB of storage space. The battery capacity is 3240 mAh.
The Sony Xperia XZ3 will probably be unveiled at the end of August at the IFA Technology Fair in Berlin. Also a Sony Xperia XZ3 Compact, with comparable specifications but a smaller housing, is probably in development.