Sony announce new mid-range smartphones, Xperia XA2/Ultra and Xperia L2


Sony decided CES was a good enough time to drop some new smartphones, maybe to avoid the mountain of smartphones that will be announced at Mobile World Congress in less than two months.

The new devices are set to bring some tech to Sony’s mid-range market with the main contenders being the Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XZ2 Ultra.

The Xperia XA2 features a typical Xperia design with a 5.2-inch display with 1080p resolution. Inside we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset with 3GB’s of RAM. The front facing camera is a decent 8MP shooter with 120-degree wide-angle lens. Lastly we USB Type-C, MicroSD slot, and fingerprint sensor on the back (even in the US) and of course a 3300mAh battery.

The Xperia XA2 Ultra features mostly the same design, but with a larger 6-inch display with same 1080p resolution. The Snapdragon 630 chipset is the same, but with 4GB’s of RAM. We have two cameras on the front with the same 8MP sensor as the XA2, but also a larger 16MP sensor with OIS as well. It also uses USB Type-C, MicroSD slot, has a fingerprint sensor on the back, but has a slightly larger 3580 mAh battery compared to the XA2.

Both devices will feature the same 23MP 1/2.3″ sensor on the back with f/2.0 aperture and 24mm lens. This is one of Sony’s best cameras available, so it’s great to see it make it t0 their mid-range devices. This includes 4K video recording, along with HDR.

The last device announced is the Xperia L2, which features a 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution. Inside we have the Mediatek MT6737T chipset with quad-core CPU clocked at 1.5GHz and 3GB’s of RAM. The camera on the rear is a 13MP 1/3.1″ sensor with f/2.0 aperture, and on the front we have an 8MP 1/4″ sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Lastly we have same USB type-C and fingerprint sensor on the rear, along with a 3300 mAh  battery.

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