At the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, Sony has officially announced its new budget-friendly smartphones termed as Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2. Here is all the information on the specifications, features and pricing of these phones.
Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra Specifications and Features
The year 2017 saw many smartphone OEMs switching to full screen design for their smartphones. This year too, many smartphones are expected to arrive with 18:9 aspect ratio display. However, like the predecessor models, the newly unveiled Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra feature traditional 16:9 aspect ratio screen that is flanked with thicker bezels at its top and bottom.
The Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra mid-range phones are powered by Snapdragon 630 chipset that includes a 2.2 GHz octa-core processor and are running on Android 8.0 Oreo. The Xperia XA2 has 3 GB of RAM and a native storage of 32 GB whereas the larger XA2 Ultra includes 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Both smartphones carry support for microSD for additional storage.
The Xperia XA2 Ultra has a 6-inch FHD display. It is fitted with dual front-facing cameras that include 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and an OIS enabled 16-megapixel lens. It has a rear-facing camera of 23-megapixel that supports 4K video shooting, 120fps slow motion clips and highest ISO setting of 12,800 for shooting photos in extremely low light conditions. It is fueled by a 3,580mAh battery that is equipped with Qnovo Adaptive Charging that not only supports fast charging but also improves the life of the battery.
The Xperia XA2 has a 5.2-inch Full HD display, an 8-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera, the same 23-megapixel rear camera and Qnovo Adaptive Charging enabled 3,300mAh battery. The Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra lack stereo speakers, but they are equipped with a sound-enhancing software called SmartAmp that improves the audio output through the speakers. Also, these phones come with rear-mounted fingerprint scanners.
Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra Pricing and Availability
The Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra are slated to be available for buying by the end of February in the U.S. The XA2 will be available in colors like Silver, Black, Blue and Pink whereas the larger sibling will be available in colors such as Silver, Black, Blue and Gold. Sony is yet to reveal the pricing of these phones. The Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra may respectively cost around $300 and $370.
Sony Xperia L2 Specifications, Features and Pricing
The Sony Xperia L2 has arrived as the successor of the Xperia L1 that was launched at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 last year. It comes with a metal unibody design and is available in color variants like Black, Gold and Pink.
The Xperia L2 has a 5.5-inch display that supports HD resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. It is driven by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor. It has 3 GB of RAM and an inbuilt storage of 32 GB. It also features a microSD storage slot. The phone is powered by a 3,300mAh battery. The L2 has a rear-facing camera of 13-megapixel. It houses a 120-degree wide-angle front-facing camera of 8-megapixel. The device comes loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.
The Japanese tech giant has not confirmed on the pricing of the Xperia L2. However, it is slated to arrive in the U.S. markets by the beginning of February.
Sony is rumored to debut its premium flagship phones at Mobile World Congress (2018) in the next month. What’s your opinion on the newly launched budget-friendly phones from the company? Let us know your thoughts by posting your comments below.