A new video has surfaced online allegedly showcasing an Xperia XA 2017 unit. The video shows a prototype of the device in various angles, and a few menu screens that show its model number, Android version, and its January 5 security patch.
As is visible in the video, the alleged Xperia XA 2017 has almost negligible bezels on both sides however, for some reason I just can’t take my eyes off the bezel on the top. We’ve seen a lot of unnecessarily large bottom chins, especially from Sony’s Xperia line but I don’t think I have seen a larger top bezel. Is it just me?
While fiddling with the handset, TechLover HD shows from the “About Phone” section that the prototype runs the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with the build number 40.0.A.0.137 and has the January 5 Android security patch. The device in question carries the model number G3121. The body seems to be built out of polycarbonate which is better than plastic at least and follows the design language of the Xperia XZ released last year.
Sony has already sent out press invites for its MWC event that will take place on February 27. Sony is expected to announce quite a few smartphones including the successor to last year’s Xperia XA. The new Sony Xperia XA will apparently feature a 16 megapixel front facing camera for Selfies and a 23 megapixel rear camera, those are the only specifications available at the moment other than the fact that the device may not feature front facing stereo speakers.
From the looks of it, the device features the iconic Xperia power button from previous generations which indicates a lack of fingerprint scanner, however, the device appears to have a USB Type-C port. This video is consistent with another leaked video of the Xperia XA renders by Slashleaks , also featuring the oddly large top and bottom chins.
Via : XperiaBlog