From the sets of CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Sony added Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra, its two new selfie-centric smartphones to its portfolio. These mid-range smartphones by the South Korean firm come running on latest Android OS and succeed last year’s Xperia XA1.
Both devices accompany Sony’s trademark ‘boxy’ design with sharp corners and 16:9 display, something that the Xperia loyalist may like. The Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 ultra may not feature today’s near bezel-less display but sport edge-to-edge displays that are curved at the sides.
Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra Features
First up is Xperia XA2 Ultra. The phone flaunts a 6-inch Full HD 1920×1080 screen and rocks Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage. The phone’s memory can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.
For photography, the Xperia XA2 Ultra has dual cameras up front. It sports a combination of 16MP primary selfie sensor with OIS and an 8MP sensor with 120-degree wide-angle lens. While the rear camera has a 23MP sensor and can record 4K slow motion videos at 120 fps.
On the other hand, its younger sibling, Xperia XA2, sports 5.2-inch Full HD display, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 3300mAh battery, and has a single 8MP front camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens. Rest of the specification are same as the XA2 Ultra.
Both smartphones run Android Oreo out of the box and sport a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. The connectivity option on Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra include 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Sony Xperia L2
Alongside the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra, Sony also launched Xperia L2, which will be an entry-level phone. The phone sports a 5.5-inch HD display and is powered by the quad-core processor under its hood. The chipset is paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.
In optics, the L2 features a 13MP rear camera with 3X Optical Zoom and an 8MP front camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens. The phone comes running on Android Nougat out of the box and houses 3,300mAh battery.
The Sony Xperia L2 will be available in black, gold, and pink color variant. No word on the pricing yet.
Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra Price and Availability
The Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra will be available from February 2018 in the US. The Indian availability and price details are yet to be revealed by Sony. Meanwhile, the Xperia XA2 will come in silver, black, blue, and pink color options and the Xperia XA2 Ultra will arrive in silver, black, light blue, and gold in the US.
Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, Xperia L2 Specifications
|Model||Xperia XA2||Xperia XA2 Ultra||Xperia L2|
|Display||5.2-inch FHD display||6-Inch Full HD display||5.2-inch HD display|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 630||Qualcomm Snapdragon 630||Quad-core 1.5GHz|
|Internal Storage||32GB, expandable up to 256GB||32GB/64GB, expandable up to 256GB||32GB, expandable up to 256GB|
|Software||Android Oreo||Android Oreo||Android Nougat|
|Primary Camera||23MP Exmor RS with f/2.3 aperture, hybrid AP, and 5x zoom||23MP Exmor RS with f/2.3 aperture, hybrid AP, and 5x zoom||13 MP sensor with 3x zoom|
|Secondary Camera||8MP sensor with 120-degree-angle-lens||16MP sensor with OIS and 8MP with 120-degree-angle-lens||8MP sensor with 120-degree-angle-lens|
|Others||4G, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Fingerprint sensor, NFC, USB Type-C||4G, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Fingerprint sensor, NFC, USB Type-C||4G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack|
|Price||To be announced||To be announced||To be announced|