Sony Xperia 10

Sony has been in the limelight as the world expects to see their new XZ4 flagship at the MWC 2019. However, there have been reports of another midrange Sony smartphone expected to be unveiled at the event alongside the XZ4. Dubbed as the Xperia XA3, this is expected to be the first Sony smartphone with virtually no chin but a thick forehead. So far, we have known what the Xperia XA3 will be made of and how much of performance expectations we can have from Sony’s upcoming midrange phone. Now, Sony is expected to change the name if the handset.

According to tipster Ishan Agarwal, Sony has changed its mind and decided to go ahead with new names for what was so far known to us as the Xperia XA3. Instead, it is now expected that the Xperia XA3 will be commercially called the Xperia 10. The variant with the larger screen will be called the Xperia 10 Plus. No reason has been given so far regarding the change of the name. It seems that Sony wants to simplify its nomenclature and wants to begin with the midrange Xperia 10 phones.

Apart from the new names, another set of leaks from Roland Quandt has given out the renders of the Xperia 10 Plus with a bigger footprint than the standard variant. The Xperia 10 Plus is essentially a bigger version of the Xperia 10 with a larger overall form factor. It retains the same chin-less display as the smaller model. However, the Plus gets a bigger 6.5-inch display with an aspect ratio of 21:9. The forehead remains big and seems to accommodate the earpiece, the sensors and the front camera.

The rear of the Xperia 10 Plus also gets similar treatment as the Xperia 10. The handset sports a clean design possibly made of glass. There’s a horizontally mounted dual camera system at the back. The device will also feature NFC. The renders also show that the handset will feature a USB Type-C port, a loudspeaker at the bottom and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top.

It isn’t known whether Sony will bring the Xperia 10 series to the Indian market. The Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus are rumoured to be powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset and will come with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. Sony could also offer competent camera hardware to give it enough features to stand against other premium smartphones.