Still, we never expected them to cost this much. DroidShout reports from its trusted source that the Sony Xperia XA3 Plus, expected out at CES 2019, will cost €519 at launch in most European markets.
Considering that the comparable XA2 Ultra launched for about €100 less in Europe and that the XA2 Plus (pictured above) just €70 less in Taiwan — the difference between the two mainly being a taller display — this really isn’t a shocker as much as it is a disappointment for those who like to maximize on that mid-tier purchase. Prices are going up, even for Snapdragon 600-tier phones, and manufacturers are telling us to deal with it.
DroidShout also notes that the Xperia L3 will also be available with a 5.7-inch 720p extra-tall display, dual cameras and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Both Xperia L3 and the 6-inch, full HD XA3 Plus will run Android 9 Pie from first boot.