Sony Xperia XZ3 render leak shows another design stuck in 2015

The as-yet-unannounced Sony Xperia XZ3 has reportedly appeared in case renders and those hoping for an updated design could be disappointed.

The images appearing on UK retailer Mobile Fun – which dropped the full spec sheet earlier this month – show a design featuring the same massive forehead and chin at the top and bottom of the phone.

Of course, the pictures below are far from official and could have been produced by the case manufacturer Olixar in order to drum up business ahead of the official announcement. It shows the rumoured dual-camera set-up on the front and back of the phone as well as the rear-facing fingerprint sensor shown in previous leaks.

The earlier Mobile Fun leak alleged the handset is equipped with a 5.7-inch screen (2160 x 1080 pixels), a Snapdragon 845 CPU, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a 13MP front-facing camera and a dual-camera setup on the rear (19MP + 12MP). The pre-order price was listed as £749.99.

There remains some conjecture about that screen resolution, with Geekbench leaks showing a 2800 x 1440 pixel panel, and a User Agent Profile promising a denser 3840 x 1920 pixels.

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Mobile Fun has been accurate in the past with pre-release goss’, but we’ll see what’s what when Sony officially takes the wrapper off the Xperia XZ3. That could be at IFA 2018, which begins on August 30 in Berlin.

Regardless, the slight divergence in resolution is unlikely to make too much difference to high-end smartphones fans seeking a modern design.

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