Sony is expected to launch a trio of new mid-range and affordable smartphones, and these appear to have just received the mandatory Bluetooth SIG certification, indicating that they might hit the market soon. The three smartphones which have been certified are allegedly the Xperia XA3, Xperia XA3 Ultra and the Xperia L3. Renders of the Xperia XA3 and the Xperia XA3 Ultra duo have already surfaced alongside their specs, and the Xperia L3 has also been making rounds of the rumour mill recently. The three smartphones are expected to be launched at an event on February 25, 2019. The flagship level Xperia XZ4 is also expected to be unveiled alongside.
The Bluetooth certification that’s thought to be for the Xperia XA3, Xperia XA3 Ultra and the Xperia L3 was spotted by Nashville Chatter. The details about Xperia XA3 and the Xperia XA3 Ultra first emerged back in October, revealing some of their key specifications as well as an expected launch timeline. The Xperia XA3 will reportedly come equipped with a 5.9-inch (1080×2160 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio and will be powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The upcoming smartphone will run Android Pie while connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, and a USB Type-C port.
The Xperia XA3 Ultra will reportedly sport a larger 6.5-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, however, details about its memory configuration and the processor powering it are not known. Leaked renders suggest that both the Xperia XA3 and the Xperia XA3 Ultra will come equipped with a horizontally-aligned dual rear camera set-up and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
As for the Xperia L3, its rumoured specification sheet shows that it will feature a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440) display with 18:9 aspect ratio and will be powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC while a 3,400mAh battery will keep the lights on. The Xperia L3 will reportedly feature a dual rear camera set-up that consists of a primary 13-megapixel camera and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. There will also be a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication. The three smartphones were reportedly certified in Russia in December last year.
A report which emerged earlier this month claimed that Sony might launch the trio at CES 2019 but that never materialized. However, another report which surfaced just a few days ago revealed that the Xperia XA3, Xperia XA3 Ultra and the Xperia L3 might be launched on February 25, 2019 at an event that is scheduled to start at 8:15am CET (12:45pm IST) and will take place in Barcelona. As we reported earlier, the flagship level Xperia XZ4 is also expected to be unveiled alongside the trio next month.