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The Sony Xperia 10 is really long and really boring

After a period of what seemed like smartphone stagnation, we're finally seeing some weird devices again. With edge-to-edge screens, hole-punch cameras, and displays that fold in half being high-end oddities, Sony saw fit to shake up the budget formula, too, and plopped ultra-tall 21:9 displays in its Xperia 10 and 10 Plus. And while I applaud its efforts, being long doesn't save the Xperia 10 line from being terminally boring.

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Sony video teases 'new perspective' 21:9 screens for MWC

Renders of Sony's forthcoming ultra-tall phones, expected to be called the Sony Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, leaked last week. The company hasn't outright confirmed anything, but it did tweet a video that very obviously alludes to the new devices this morning.

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[Update: Renamed Xperia 10, Plus variant appears] Sony Xperia XA3 renders reveal notchless 21:9 display, dual rear cameras

Basically every flagship these days uses an 18:9 display, with some companies even opting for slightly taller 18.5:9 and 19:9 ratios. Apple's iPhone X even has a 19.5:9 display. But Sony decided that none of that was enough, opting for a super tall 21:9 ratio on the Xperia XA3 according to these leaked press renders.

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