No-one actually thought that the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL would be Sony’s only high-end offering for this year. Our hunch proved true and now we have an official confirmation that another top-shelf handset is on its way. The phone, known as the Sony Xperia A, has visited the FCC for approval. Its appearance was a bit different from what we are used to, though. The filing was unusually detailed information about specs and features that we rarely see in similar documents. Curiously enough, the user manual is no longer available at the FCC website and neither are some of the photos.
Sony Xperia A to be water and dust resistant…
As for the phone itself, it comes with a model name SO-04E and will be carried by NTT DoCoMo in Japan. Unfortunately for those users who hoped to treat themselves to the Xperia A, chances that the handset will ever reach US shore are very slim, however, not non-existent. NTT DoCoMo has an event scheduled for May 15 during which it will reveal its summer mobile lineup. Hopefully, the carrier will also announce the Xperia A that day.
The Sony Xperia A boasts a 5-inch Full HD 1080p screen, a 13-megapixel camera, as well as 16 GB of internal memory. Support for 4G LTE connectivity and a 2,300 mAh battery complete the picture. What is intriguing, even though the battery is removable, the Xperia A is believed to be water and dust resistant with IPX5/7 certification just like the Xperia Z. The type of processor powering the handset still remains a mystery, though.