Sony Xperia XZ3 Bucks Android Design Trends With Single Camera And No Notch In Photo Leak

When a new design "feature" is introduced on a smartphone, it doesn't take long for the copying machines to fire up. Take for instance the display notch. The notch didn't make much of an impression when it debuted on the Essential Phone last year, but the Apple iPhone X sparked quite the explosion in similar design themes from Android OEMs ranging from ASUS to LG to Huawei to Motorola.

Sony has never been one to really jump on the bandwagon when it comes to these trends, and the upcoming Xperia XZ3 is no exception. Official renders of the smartphone have leaked and they show that Sony 1) has no intention of embracing the notch anytime soon, and 2) it hasn't been completely bowled over by the fascination with dual cameras.

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As you can see from the renders above, the Xperia XZ3 still has rather large bezels at the top and bottom of the display. In fact, the bezel at the bottom is large enough for Sony to fit its logo and still have room to spare. On the back, we still see a single camera (which is reported to be an 19MP shooter), which is becoming less and less common in the flagship space. Google is the only other major player that seems reticent to adopting two (or three) cameras out back. Lingering about halfway down the back of the smartphone is a fingerprint sensor.

When it comes to other important specs, the Xperia XZ3 is expected to feature a 5.7-inch Full HD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage and a 3240 mAh battery.

Although we don't have any firm leads on pricing, the device is expected to make its debut later this month at IFA 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.