Sony Xperia A (SO-04E ‘Dogo’) pictures leak courtesy of the FCC

by XB on 9th May 2013

in Rumours, Xperia - Japan Models, Xperia ZR

Xperia A_3We expect some new Sony Xperia handsets to launch within the next week in Japan. However, it looks like the FCC got the jump on the official announcement by publishing pictures of the SO-04E, codenamed ‘Dogo’ and heading to NTT DoCoMo. This particular model will be called the Xperia A, confirmed by DoCoMo user manual.

The handset resembles a chunkier version of the Xperia Z, albeit with non-glass back and removable 2300mAh battery. It will have a 5-inch 1080p display, 16GB storage, 2GB RAM and a 13MP Exmor RS camera and 2.2MP front camera. The Xperia A will have dimensions of 139 x 71 x 7.9mm and will weigh 146g. We don’t know whether the chipset has been updated to the latest Qualcomm S600, but it shouldn’t be too long to find out now.

Update: Looks like the FCC manual was wrong on the specs. See here for the spec-sheet.

Xperia A_2

Xperia A_3

Xperia A_4

Xperia A_5

Via Engadget.

Thanks moe!

  • John Doe

    Looks ugly. – Xperia Z owner.

  • John-Mark Christmas

    Sony and these handset names. SMH

  • Peter Sharpe

    If its CHEAAAAAP, then i might consider it. Aside from the bulky/ugly design, those are not bad specs

  • yeah it looks ugly!!!

  • Looks exactly like an xperia T with a new power button

  • Jan

    I must buy new phone this year. My S is much damaged, but still works fine. Hope JB will speed it up :) cheers

    Xperia 6.4″ & Xperia “Cybershot” & Xperia Play HD We will see.

  • Igneel

    I think it’s gonna be water proof :D the back cover has an orange strip which can be found in xperia v. *IMO

  • Loken

    xperia z with camera buton and removable back!!!!!!!!!!!

    i dont trust its waterproofness

  • PRo

    Yess…. Even the closed flaps say that…. Its waterproof

  • roeshak

    What’s the point of this handset I ask? A thicker uglier version of the Z with possibly a newer cpu.
    Sony need to get their act together and stop flooding the market with nonsense.

  • Ryan

    And all the flaps.

  • sacrow
  • jag

    Yehey! Profit for sony after 5 years! Haha! Congrats sony!! ^^

  • Arokhantos


  • jag

    Woah!! 4k quality into a mobile device??! Insane!!

  • jag


  • Can’t really tell much from these poor pics. Could be quite nice in white or the new red Sony are using. Hopefully the bezels will be small! Also it should have the S600 cpu

  • sacrow

    And we’ll come back to bulky cell phone.
    With lots of storage and BIG ah I mean HUGE battery

  • Yusuf

    Too many releases in 1 year.

  • blabla

    139 x 71 x 7.9mm

    XPERIA A has the same dimensions as the XPERIA Z!

    Can’t you read?

  • its water proof.

  • Ugly, It Seems that Sony dont Know And Dont Want To Know Or Listen To What Their Customers Need

  • It seems also That People Who Have Expected That Sony without Ericsson Are Correct In Their Assumptions

  • No single good looking Design Phone Or Good Sound Quality After xperia Arc/s Or Xperia S/sl

  • Honestly, I was looking quite forward to what to Sony has to offer. I have and always will love Sony’s designs but this design is a bit of a disappointment.

    Some examples –

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc / Arc S: Slim curvature design
    NXT series: Illumination bars
    Sony Xperia P: Aluminium body
    Sony Xperia U: Colour illumination bars
    2013 models: The visible beautifully crafted power button
    Sony Xperia Z: Slim build, water dust resistant, all around body glass

    I was going to buy a Sony Xperia Z coz of it’s specs, design etc but I cannot buy it now because I cannot afford so I am waiting for the plan to drop down in price. I predicted Sony would make more Smartphones. And I am honestly fine with it. Why? Because cheaper prices on previous models. I don’t mind the updates because even if the updates are long, they are major updates. I was gonna wait to see what the next phone is and if I like it, I will buy it instead of the Sony Xperia Z. From seeing this and comparing with the Xperia Z, everything seems completely the same. So I am will probably stick with the Xperia Z until I find something eye catching in 2014. Removable battery and camera button isn’t a huge deal for me. But yeah, hopefully Sony releases something that will catch their audience!

    I am counting on you Sony! Don’t let me down!

  • Marco Sobrevilla

    All this time I thoughtmit was going to have 32 GB of storage…

  • Chahk Noir

    Dammit, Sony! Just as I was about to buy Xperia ZL, you go ahead and announce the perfect phone! <3 the removable battery. Hopefully this beast will stay penta-band HSPA.

  • Chahk Noir

    Did I miss something? It looks exactly like Xperia ZL, which it quite similar to Z except for a different back.

  • Chahk Noir

    Removable battery is the point. Sony, shutup and take my money!

  • dreamycreamy

    Stop spamming dude, first with the out the window picture (which was funny at first) and now this, you’ve already posted it, this one isn’t even funny and if you don’t have anything to add (because lol does not count) then shut up. Just stop.

    What happened to Xperia blog? The comments and users used to be funny and intelligent, sometimes even leaking info and now its just spam, spam, spam! First with all the Xperia S update trolls and now this. Need a moderator or something.

  • Igneel

    Tell that to Samsung -_-

  • The point for this handset is for the Japanese market. They only have Z no ZL.

  • The only one down vote must be from Frank

  • Dude, seriously. Go suck a dick or something, you seriously have issues. First you stupidly link your Facebook account to Disqus, gave people Youtube links sending it to YOUR old Disqus account, Frank, and don’t forget the stupid petition that never works like I said in the very beginning.

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    this here article kind of proofs that the next Xperia could/will have a TRILUMINOS display

  • Arokhantos

    and i guess that means you have 7 acounts

  • Arokhantos

    i don’t known this frank your talking about, maybe you should go see a doctor.

  • Please, I don’t have that much free time.

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  • Arokhantos

    clearly you do as you respond to almost any comment i make.

  • Well its almost 11pm here, i don’t have anything to do right now and i have day off tomorrow. 3 day weekend FTW! once in a very long while

  • Arokhantos

    i really don’t care about your personal life.
    just quit this bullshit your acting like 7 year old being mad as if some one took your candy.

  • what is the purpose of its antenna? it does have an phantom antenna, why is it there? tv watching?

  • Ryan

    True. Samsung is releasing too much phone with ugly design and ridiculous specs. More than 15 phones in 5 months.

    Galaxy S4, Core, Mega 6.3, Mega 5.8, Trend 2, Win, Pocket Neo, Star, Y Plus, Young, Fame, Express, Xcover 2, S2 Plus, Pop. Not counting the upcoming S4 Zoom, S4 Mini, S4 Active, Ace 3 and so on.

  • I might be 7, i might be a dog, catapillar, duck, you don’t know. On one knows you’re a dog on the internet…

  • Marley

    Water “resistant”

  • Since this is for Japan, it has TV antenna for TV on the go.
    Most Japanese phones are.

  • Silas Arentsen
  • Xyor

    Hell no…those are completely different. There’s no any ZL’ design element in that phone beside the power button

  • Xyor

    It is!

  • PRo

    Dude its for japanese market. All dey care about is performance and sony….. Watch for honami or konami or some “difficult names” and see wht sony is offering brother…..
    I am sure u gonna sell ur Z aftr seeing these fone. :)

  • I understand that but last years Japanense market, Sony phones looked twice as stunning at the NXT models. Idk if you you’ve seen them but I was so jealous. :O Yeah, I am gonna wait for those two. Once I have seen them I will make the choice to either get one of them or the Xperia Z. We will have to see. :P The two phone seem pretty good but that massive one is definitely not for me. Xperia Z is perfect for my hand. (:

  • pongnamu

    I hope it is not S600 Processor :( If it has Snapdragon S600, what would be the people who bought Xperia Z be?

  • pongnamu

    Ugly :p

  • This will probably be for the Japanese market. Its waterproof and might have IR blaster too. I wouldn’t judge it by these poor pictures. Wait till they really show it. You might be pleasantly surprised?

  • Its for japanese 1seg tuner

  • i believed it’s water proof !

  • first leak always ugly, but finally, always awesomness. sony rule :v

  • Xperia Z still not perfect.. i think they still have to make some improvement on the loudspeaker, screen contrast ratio, and the camera software. New phone from sony again in july. If those improvement I listed is on, I possibly gonna buy it. I don’t care how many cores are there, as long didn’t lag. My Xperia TX, dual core 1GB ram no problem. Just I love the sexy Xperia Z sexier than my TX.. :(

  • zerocools

    The Japanese love water resistant products so expect more of those too.

  • Silas Arentsen

    i think it looks boring. hope they make it look more sexy

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  • APai

    removable battery ? that must be a new technology for sony… WOW

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  • From the photo, I don’t think this Xperia A is 7.9mm as it look far thicker than Xperia Z.

  • So why FCC ?

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  • and water resistant haha

  • Is that a camera button I see?

  • No idea. But doesn’t every device have to first go to FCC? Xperia SX also had FCC and that’s Japan only

  • Yeah, I know. (: Well, atm, I am not impressed but I am still gonna wait and see the final official release. ;)

  • Loudspeaker is hard because of it’s water resistant features. BUT I do agree to an extent. Comparing my current Xperia S with other smartphones, it’s not quite loud enough, I come to the point where I have to include portable speakers or either ear phones. Screen contrast can be fixed with the white balance app right? ._. And to me, the camera on Xperia Z is much better then Xperia S especially in low light conditions. I love the TX’s curvature design. It’s sexy. D;

  • Zzzzzyf

    Your earlier past on 26/4 mentioned about Xperia ZR coming (also code named “dogo”), now this Xperia A is also code named “dogo”, but their specs are different. Is Xperia ZR still coming? Actually the screeen size of Xperia ZR (4.6″) will better suit my needs, shall I wait?

  • how can TX sexier than Z.. haha.. the camera superior mode and normal mode, In some scene, normal mode are better than superior. And for myself I think is better to wait for the new phone to launch. If not I worry if I bought the xperia Z and I will regret after the new phone launch.

  • jag

    Woah!! Sorry for the off topic guys.. But i just saw the sgs4 and it was like awful!! It looks like a plastic toy. And it doesn’t feel any flagship at all. Htc one is much better compare to it.. But still.. XperiaZ for me if i were to choose among the three. What a waste of specs and software inside the sgs4.. Sad…-_-

  • Silas Arentsen


  • this with a bigger 3,000 – 3,500 mah battery and a back cover that mostly retains the original shape but makes it a bit thicker would be perfect!

  • It’s just opinion. I simply just love the TX’s curvature design like the Arc / Arc S. :P Mhhmmm, we will just have to see what Sony has in store for us. ;)

  • xperia v was the same,
    The Xperia Z has a IP57 rating ,the device can withstand being immersed in 1m of freshwater for up to 30 minutes.
    I’m pretty sure the Xperia A will be rated IP57

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  • azzido

    It looks waay to fat so ugly to me :/ waiting for Honomi with Xperia Z glass design. :) I only hope the shatter proof film will be more scratch resistant and oleophobic.

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