Sony has just confirmed that it will be present at the IFA 2018 tech trade show in Berlin, Germany on Aug. 30. It is speculated that the company may announce Xperia XZ3, Xperia XZ3 Compact and Xperia XZ3 Premium (or Xperia XZ2 Pro) on the said date. Since the last month, the rumor mill is leaking information on the Xperia XZ3 and XZ3 Premium. Surprisingly, UK based online retailer MobileFun has jumped the gun by listing the Xperia XZ3 for pre-orders well before its official announcement. The listing contains an official render, specifications and pricing.
According to the specs sheet of Xperia XZ3 on the retailer site, it will be arriving with a 5.7-inch display that will carry support for Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. This indicates that it will be sporting an 18:9 aspect ratio screen like the Xperia XZ2. The Snapdragon 845 SoC is present under the hood of the Xperia XZ3 along with 6 GB of RAM. It has an internal storage of 64 GB. For additional storage, it is equipped with a microSD card slot. The handset receives power from a 3,240mAh battery.
For photography, the Xperia XZ3 is fitted with 19-megapixel + 12-megapixel dual camera setup and a frontal shooter of 13-megapixel. Previous leaks have suggested that the XZ3 will be featuring the very same dual camera module and front-facing camera that is available on the Xperia XZ2 Premium. The exact version of Android is not mentioned, but it is very likely to run on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Mobile Fun listing also says that the XZ3 measure 10.1mm in thickness and weighs 198 grams which sounds untrue.
The listing also contains an image which actually belongs to the Xperia XZ2 Premium. The unlocked 64 GB Xperia XZ3 is now available for pre-orders with a pricing of 749 pounds (~$981) inc. VAT. It is available in black color. The listing allows users to add the phone to basket and it also leads to the payment page.
TechRadar that was first to spot the Xperia XZ3’s listing claims that a Mobile Fun spokesperson has said that the information about the phone was received through its supply chain. As far as pricing is concerned, the spokesperson said that the retailer site will be listing the handset with the same price in the UK.