Japanese electronics giant Sony has announced three new mid-range Sony Xperia smartphones at CES 2018, currently being held in Las Vegas, USA. The devices are dubbed as the Sony Xperia XA 2, Sony Xperia XA 2 Ultra and Sony Xperia L2 respectively.
While the design of the devices remains unchanged from their predecessors, there are a number of new features that have been added. The rear camera unit which used to feature near the top left corner has been moved to the center-top position. A new fingerprint sensor has been installed on the rear panel.
Sony has discarded the MediaTek processor for the Xperia XA 2 series and has instead opted for the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset. While the XA 2 features a 5.2-inch full HD display screen, the XA 2 Ultra comes with a 6-inch full HD display.
The Xperia XA 2 is backed by 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory, with external micro SD card support for further expansion of its storage space. The Xperia XA 2 Ultra, on the other hand, comes with 4GB RAM and two variants having 32GB and 64GB internal storage space respectively. The storage space may be further expanded by micro SD card.
Talking about the camera units, both the devices feature a 23MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, hybrid autofocus and also offer support for 4K video recording and 120fps slow-motion shooting. On the front, the Xperia XA 2 features an 8MP ultra-wide fixed focus selfie camera. The Xperia XA 2 Ultra features a dual camera setup of 16MP and 8MP with autofocus, optical image stabilization and 16:9 aspect ratio.
Both devices run the Android Oreo 8.0, out of the box. While the XA 2 is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery, the XA 2 Ultra comes with a 3,580 mAh battery. Both the phones support the quick charging feature.
Along with Sony‘s XA 2 and XA 2 Ultra, the company has also announced a new entry-level phone, the L2. It features 5.5-inch FHD display. Powered by 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor, the device is backed by 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It has a front camera of 8MP and 13MP sensors. It is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat.