The Sony Xperia 10 (Sony Xperia XA3 Plus) could have a huge 6.5-inch 21:9 display
Sony has been guilty of playing it “safe” with its smartphones, as the OEM ended up re-using designs over several generations, without making any major changes. The last few generations of its Xperia Z-lineup still featured “huge” bezels, which seemed very dated against the bezel-less designs that the competition adopted. Sony is now going full crazy with its phones.
The Sony Xperia XZ4 is looking to adopt a display with a very tall 21:9 aspect ratio and the Sony Xperia XA3 will also feature the same tall aspect ratio, as we saw in the hands-on video. According to new leaks, the upcoming “Sony Xperia 10 Plus” (a.k.a. the Sony Xperia XA3 Plus) joins in the ranks with a ridiculous 6.5-inch display with the same 21:9 aspect ratio.
The renders show the Sony Xperia XA3 Plus alongside the regular Sony Xperia XA3. There is no real cosmetic difference between the designs of the two devices, so the only difference is likely to be the actual screen dimensions, battery, and perhaps the internals.
The renders for the Xperia XA3 Plus show a tall device with a substantial bezel forehead, but minimal bezels on the other three sides. The fingerprint scanner is mounted on the side of the device, while the rear camera setup comprises of dual cameras. The bottom of the device features a USB Type-C port and speakers. The top of the device showcases a 3.5mm headphone jack — we presume the Xperia XA3 will also come with a 3.5mm headphone jack since we did not see renders of the top of that device.
Obviously, the stand out feature for the new Xperia series is the tall aspect ratio. While people are jumping on the renders to criticize the prominent forehead bezel, it makes some sense as a compromise to bring the display edges lower on the device and make the top corners easier to reach (considering the tall display).
The Sony Xperia XZ4, Xperia XA3, and Xperia XA3 Plus shall be revealed at MWC 2019 later this month. Some leaks suggest that Sony will be rebranding the Xperia XA3 into “Xperia 10” and the Xperia XA3 Plus into “Xperia 10 Plus,” which makes sense since this is a substantial redesign from the previous iterations.