If the most recent report is anything to go by, Sony‘s Xperia XA1 series has adopted the Android 8.0 Oreo OS. The Sony Xperia XA1, XA1 Ultra, and XA1 Plus are finally receiving the update. To speak into the depth, the update weighs around 900MB and even brings the February 2018 security patch to the aforementioned smartphones. The update comes with several changes including redesigned Quick Settings menu, Smart Autofill, Notification dots, Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, and faster boot time. There’s an inclusion of the usual bevy of bug fixes as well as system improvements.
Improvements like smart reminders and actions through Xperia Assist, context menus while long-pressing an app icon or choose text, better performance and more have reportedly been added. To recall, the Sony Xperia XA1 has a 5-inch HD display and houses an octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 64-bit SoC. Pairing with it, there’s a 3GB of RAM plus 32GB of internal storage, further expandable to up to 256GB via a microSD card slot. In the camera department, it comes with a 23-megapixel camera on the rear panel. Up front, there’s an 8-megapixel sensor. Powering the device, there’s a 2,300mAh battery which also has a support for Quick Charging as well as Sony’s STAMINA mode for the lengthened battery life. On the software front, the device runs the Android Nougat out of the box.
On the contrary, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra which was launched in the month of April features a 6-inch full HD edge-to-edge display. Powering the handset, there’s an octa-core MediaTek processor that has been paired with 4GB of RAM plus 64GB of internal storage (expandable to up to 256GB using one microSD card slot). In the optics department, the Xperia XA1 Ultra measures a 23-megapixel rear cam and a 16-megapixel camera alongside Optical Image Stabilization up front. Fueling the Sony handset is a 2,700mAh battery, that comes with the inclusion of STAMINA Mode, Qnovo Adaptive Charging, as well as Quick Charging. Connectivity wise, it also sports a USB Type-C connector for data transfer as well as charging.
Talking about the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus, it features a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display. At the heart is an octa-core 64-bit MediaTek Helio P20 processor which has been clocked at 1.6GHz. Pairing it is a 4GB of RAM as well as 32GB of onboard storage (further expandable up to 256GB with the help of a microSD card slot). On the optics front, there’s a 23-megapixel rear camera. Up front is an 8-megapixel secondary sensor. Connectivity wise, the device sports dual-SIM support, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, as well as USB Type-C port. Fueling the smartphone is a 3,430mAh battery alongside the support for the quick charging technology.