+ Friday March 22nd, 2019

Rumours of the Sony Mobile’s death (in Australia, at least) have been greatly exaggerated. While sales of Sony’s mobiles in Australia haven’t done especially well in recent years, that doesn’t mean that they’re not doing well elsewhere.

If this leak is anything to go by, Sony’s planning a big showing at MWC 2019 with four new handsets leaked from the Japanese tech giant. 91Mobiles has shared images of the four upcoming phones, including the flagship Xperia 1, Xperia 10 and 10 Plus, and entry-level Xperia L3.

The Xperia 1 sounds most interesting of the four, and is clearly aimed at the flagship category with a 6.5-inch 21:9 display, but the rumoured 3,300 mAh battery is a bit on the underwhelming side if true. Dual and triple rear cameras appear across the range, and it’s about time for Sony to catch up here; single-lens camera systems just aren’t going to get very far in 2019.

So, without further ado, here’s the specs and details for the four leaked phones – let us know what you make of this.

Sony Xperia 1

6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED 21:9 CinemaWide display with BRAVIA X1 mobile engine
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on front and back
Triple 12MP rear camera array (normal, super-wide angle and telephoto with OIS)
RAW format for photos supported
Dual-Pixel technology for better low-light pictures
Front-facing selfie camera with 8MP sensor – supports 3D avatar creation through 3D Creator
4K HDR video recording through new Cinema Pro app
Super slow motion video at full HD (1080p)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset
128GB internal storage + microSD memory card
6GB RAM
3300mAh battery
IP68 Water and Dust certification
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
4G LTE dual-SIM
USB Type-C
Android 9 Pie
Availability: June 2019
Expected price: €970 (or around $1551.9 AUD)

Sony Xperia 10

6.0-inch Full HD+ 21:9 CinemaWide display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset
64GB internal storage + microSD memory card
3GB RAM
2870mAh battery
Dual rear camera (13MP and 5MP) supporting bokeh photography
Front-facing selfie camera with 8MP sensor
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
USB Type-C
Android 9 Pie
Availability: April 2019
Expected price: €350 (or around $559.97 AUD)

Sony Xperia 10 Plus

6.5-inch Full HD+ 21:9 CinemaWide display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset
64GB internal storage + microSD memory card
4GB RAM
3000mAh battery
Dual rear camera (12MP and 8MP) supporting bokeh photography and double optical zoom
Front-facing selfie camera with 8MP sensor
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
USB Type-C
Android 9 Pie
Availability: April 2019
Expected price: €440 (or around $703.96 AUD)

Sony Xperia L3

5.7-inch HD+ 18:9 display
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 chipset
32GB internal storage + microSD memory card
3GB RAM
3300mAh battery
Dual rear camera (13MP and 2MP)
Front-facing selfie camera with 8MP sensor
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
USB Type-C
Android 8 Oreo
Availability: Early April 2019
Expected price: €175 (or around $279.98 AUD)

Sony’s MWC event is coming up Monday morning European time (so Monday evening for those watching back home), and even though we’re not expecting Sony to bring any of these products to Australia, we’ll keep an eye out for what’s announced just in case.

Ausdroid's attendance at MWC 2019 is brought to you by Huawei, Alcatel and Closer Comms, and OPPO.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Snap 630 / 636 (only A53 cores) for upper mid rangers in 2019, weak sauce. Would have expected a 670 or 710 to go with the good build and screen. Blech

4k on a phone what is the point again?

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I really wish Sony Australia would bring them here. I’ve been Sony Mobile user since a long time ago and have never switched to any other brand. Would love to get Xperia 1

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I’ve had Sony’s since the z3+. I work in construction so they take a battering. Samsung’s couldn’t hack that. If only they’d jump onto the Android One bandwagon (since their skin is close to stock anyway) I reckon these new additions could turn their fortunes. If they go the I suppose my best alternative would be a Nokia. We’ll see.

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