Sony Xperia XA 2017 Killer Features Leaked: Hands-On Video Shows Matte Finish; No Major Design Overhaul


Much has been said about the Sony Xperia XA 2017 already, but speculations about the upcoming smartphone are not over yet. A new video showcased a prototype of the device and it seems that it will not have big changes when it comes to the design.

The two-minute video showing the device's various angles was published by TechLoverHD on YouTube. It can be seen that the handset (labeled G3121) does not have a major design overhaul from its predecessors. However, the device's top and bottom bezels are still large to compensate for the almost absent bezel on the smartphone's sides.

The hands-on video also displayed the design's Android 7.0 Nougat software and its Jan. 5 security patch. The handset is equipped with a 23 MP primary camera and it appears to have a matte color finish on its sides and back, according to Android Headlines.

You can watch the clip showcasing the Sony Xperia XA 2017 at the end of this report. The device is expected to be released at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 to be held next month in Barcelona. Previous reports claimed that the Sony Xperia XA 2017 will have a USB Type-C port, stereo speakers and four color variants (blue, red, silver and dark gray), Android Authority listed.

The Sony Xperia XA 2017 isn't the only device expected from the tech giant at MWC 2017. There are claims that Sony will unveil five new Xperia smartphones in the event.

The leak didn't say the devices' formal names and referred to them by code names instead. One of them is the "Yoshino" smartphone, which is equipped with Snapdragon 835, 4 or 6 GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch 3840x2160 4K screen and Sony's IMX 400 camera, SlashGear listed.

The "BlancBright" model is in the same high-end range as the "Yoshino." The former is said to be powered by either Snapdragon 835 or the 635 processor, with 4 GB of RAM and the same IMX 400 snapper. It will have 5.5-inch WQHD display with a 2560x1440 resolution.

Following close in the mid-range arena are the "Keyaki" and "Hinoki" models, which will run using the MediaTek Helio P20 processor. "Keyaki" comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD screen, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, a 23 MP primary camera and 16 MP front-facing shooter for selfies.

The "Hinoki" comes with a 5-inch HD screen, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, 16 MP primary camera and 8 MP front-facing snapper. The "Mineo" model's specs weren't teased but it will have a $350 price tag, probably for consumers who have lower mid-range budgets.

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