Did Sony just give a touch of Nokia’s Fabula design to its XA2 device?

Sony has just revealed an interestingly designed phone strangely named XA2. I know that this kind of sentence is not that you will usually see on Nokiamob, especially not in the very beginning of the post, but stay with me on this one if you please. This phone reminded me on one great phone that Nokia launched in November 2012, Nokia Lumia 920. Sony got lost with the 2017 lineup and it is changing the design a bit. It usually cherished flat surface lines and rounded corners but something new happened with the XA2. That chubby aluminum body, slightly rounded at the back and on its sides, with flat upper and bottom oval surfaces remind me a lot on Lumia 920.

Many things have changed in the phone design for the past 5 years, but Sony evidently recycled some old but gold lines we saw in 920. Even the arrangement of the back camera together with fingerprint scanner and LED flash turned a bit to the left of the camera could have similar position as iconic camera module surface of Nokia Lumia 920. Also, the body thickness differs slightly (just 1 mm), and so does the mass. The fact that both devices can stand vertically is another thing they have in common :).


But, one thing Sony couldn’t achieve, is that organic and simple flow of the lines Nokia had with 920. Actually, Nokia Lumia 920 body lines were recycled (some would argue improved) from one and only Nokia N9 which marked the beginning of the Fabula design that Lumia lineup was based on. What do you guys think, are there any similarities or my thoughts are just rumblings of a nostalgic mind?

  • PNHD

    The Sony XZ front back and sides remind even more of the nokia fabula design. They even used the same type of glass curvature on that phone

  • stipe1906 just reminded me on a post we did back in 2015 on Croatian Nokiamob when Sony did something similar but device looked even more like Lumia 920. So, the history is repeating itself. Already seen then 🙂


    • How is this? I tried my best. If this kind of a device will be launched as an affordable flagship this year it would be awesome. I want to see bezelless or fullscreen devices like this. 16:9 looks like a beast and 18:9 looks like a remote control. 😛

      If Nokia went with Android back then we could have seen similar kind of a device by now. 😀

      BTW Borrowed the front camera and Nokia logo from Nokia 2, Got the Nokia 7 screenshot on baidu and the earpiece and sensors are just plain lines made using paint. LOL
      Looks nice if you don’t zoom in. 😛 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/696514c7a26ddd6ec482115a6399acf49de395fa829429e40a95dbaf459b6f18.jpg .

      • This would be cool Nokia, but I think that Lumia colours are now out of the picture. Time will come again for the bright colors and polycarbonate phones.

        Great job 🙂

        • Instead of color use the metal shell that we saw on McLaren. 🙂

  • ushoda

    a mix of the L920 and the Xperia S