Last year’s Sony Xperia XA was unveiled at the MWC show and as it seems, this year will see the Xperia XA 2017 come to life.
Lately, there have been lots of rumors and leaks about an alleged Sony Xperia XA 2017 with the name Sony Pikachu. While we’ve seen quite a lot about this phone, not everything had been talked up. Apparently, the Xperia XA successor has appeared with a 5-inch 720p display screen, an Helio P20 processor running the show alongside a RAM of 3GB and Mali-T880 GPU. The storage is said to be 64GB with room to expand it via a microSD card and for the OS, Sony fans will be happy to learn that Android 7.0 Nougat has been touted.
A recent report about this Sony Xperia XA 2017 aka Sony Pikachu claimed that the phone will also ship with a massive 23MP camera on the back alongside an 8MP shooter for selfies. Despite touching on basically all aspects of the phone, there was no mention of the battery capacity. But the latest report gives us just what we were missing to complete the equation.
— /LEAKS (@Slashleaks) February 17, 2017
According to a new listing on FCC, the country’s body for certifying communications devices, there is new Sony Xperia phone that has just been certified with a battery capacity of 2300mAh. Although there is no mention of the Xperia XA 2017 anywhere in the listing, the fact that last year’s variant came with the same 2300mAh battery unit says it all.
Another thing to note is that since the alleged Sony Xperia XA 2017 has been certified by the FCC, it confirms that the phone will be available for purchase in not just the U.S., but also in Canada.
Sony will be at the MWC 2017 and it is likely that this device will be on the list of those being launched at the event, probably alongside a new Xperia X 2017 series.