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(Pocket-lint) - Sony is getting ready to unveil new phones, as evident by numerous leaks, including these hands-on images of the Xperia XA3 that Sumahoinfo found.

Keep in mind press renders of the Xperia XA3 also popped up this week, showing a tall, slim phone with a 21:9 aspect ratio screen. These new images appear to align with those renders and confirm other information we had heard before. For instance, we can see there is a noticeable bezel at the top with nothing but a speaker grille and selfie sensor, while the bottom bezel is barely visible.

We can also see what looks like Android 9.0 running on the Xperia XA3. There's also a rear dual-camera setup and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner showing. But we need to address the most distressing "feature" in these photos: the bottom quarter of the phone's screen is solid black, which makes us think there aren't many apps available that can scale or fit such a tall, odd screen.

Hopefully, the black space at the bottom is due to a single-hand mode, rather than evidence of apps not looking great on super-long displays.

Lastly, Sumahoinfo claimed in another report that the Xperia XA3 might feature a Snapdragon 636 SoC, which conflicts with previous reporting.

But we should get more concrete details at MWC 2019, where the phone is expected to be announced by Sony.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published on 9 February 2019.