You know how a typical smartphone leak chronology has the renders first, then blurry live photos from a back room at a production facility? Well, not so with the future Xperia XR (name to be confirmed, but also known as F8331).
Live unit images surfaced first (not even blurry either), and now we have the renders, courtesy of @onleaks. Unsurprisingly, there are no discrepancies and the renders look just like the real deal.
The thoroughly reworked design gets a confirmation, though the side-mounted power button/fingerprint scanner combo from the Xperia Z5 and Xperia X has been kept. The other new major differences are the dual LED flash on the back (Xperias have stuck with a single LED solution up until now) and the USB Type-C port on the bottom.
Additionally, having the actual CAD files means precise dimensions – the Xperia XR measures 146.4 x 71.9 x 8.1mm. That’s 4mm taller, 2.5mm wider and a fraction of a millimeter thicker than the Xperia X Performance.