Japanese major – Sony, a few hours ago held its MWC19 press briefing where it took the wrap off the Xperia 1 and Xperia 10 smartphones. The duo without a doubt stole all the moments at Sonys event, however, the firm also unveiled the Xperia L3 for those who ’d rather not spend money on a mid-range and a flagship handset. While Sony introduced the flagship and mid-range devices flaunting the new 21:9 aspect ratio, the entry-level Xperia L3 model among other things brings a dual camera setup, makes a switch from the dated 16:9 image format to the more popular 18:9 aspect ratio, hence a taller display compared to last years Xperia L2.
The new 18:9 display has a 5.7-inch diagonal and 720p resolution while being protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The Sony Xperia L3 parades a Gorilla glass 5 protected 5.7-inch screen with 720p resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio with some chunks of bezels above and below. Under its hood, the Xperia L3 gets MediaTek’s newer Helio P22 octa-core chipset manufactured on 12nm technology coupled with PowerVR GE8320 graphics chip, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage expandable via microSD.
Unlike last years Xperia L2, the new L3 comes fitted with a dual rear camera setup – a 13-megapixel wide-angle sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and another 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. Camera features include bokeh effect, hybrid autofocus, and 4x digital zoom. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel with an f/2.0 aperture and display flash support.
The device is powered by a 3,300mAh battery, available in single and dual SIM variant, supports 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v5, NFC, USB Type-C, Google Cast and oddly enough, the L3 will boot Android Oreo out of the box. Usually, users will get their eyes fixed on a possible Pie roll out, but that is not assured given Sony’s poor track record.
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The phone will hit the shelves in – Black, Gold, and Silver color options. Sony has yet to announce availability and pricing details.
Xperia L3 specs
- 5.7″ HD+ 18:9 ratio
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- MediaTek MT6762 processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- Expandable up to 512GB microSD
- Single/Dual SIM (nano)
- 13MP f/3.0 80° wide-angle + 2MP f/5.0 82.4° angle dual rear cameras (Bokeh effect, Hybrid Autofocus, Low-light photo, 4x digital zoom)
- 8MP f/4.0 84° wide-angle front camera (Portrait selfie effects)
- GPS, A-GNSS, GLONASS
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 4G LTE Cat12/Cat13
- WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n(2.4GHz)/n(5GHz)/ac
- USB Type-C
- FM Radio
- 3,300mAh with Xperia Adaptive Charging, USB Power Delivery
- Silver, Black, Gold
- 154 x 72 x 8.9mm