Sony officially announces Xperia XA2 Ultra, XA2 and Xperia L2 smartphones at CES 2018

By Shubham Sharma | Updated 9 Jan 2018
Sony officially announces Xperia XA2 Ultra, XA2 and Xperia L2 smartphones at CES 2018
  • The Xperia XA 2 Ultra and the XA2 are successors to the original XA Ultra and XA, while the Xperia L2 succeeds the L1.

Sony has unveiled its Xperia XA2 Ultra, XA2 and Xperia L smartphones at CES 2018. Instead of a MediaTek chipset, which their predecessors used, both the XA2 Ultra and the XA2 are now powered by a Snapdragon processor. All the three smartphones retain the original design and sport slightly reduced bezels on the top and bottom of the display. All of them come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. 


Hideyuki Furumi, EVP, Global Sales and Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications said, "Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra are no different, with leading front camera technology first seen in our flagship XZ line. We’re targeting 2018 as a breakthrough year, and look forward to showcasing further innovations across the entire Xperia portfolio over the coming months.” 

Coming to the specifications, the Xperia XA2 Ultra and the Xperia XA2 are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC and run on Android 8.0 Oreo. Both, the XA2 Ultra and the XA2 sport Full HD display resolution, however, the former comes with a larger 6-inch screen and the XA2 sports a 5.2-inch display size. Both the smartphones feature a 23MP single rear camera setup with support for 4K video recording, improved low-light photography and 120fps slow-motion capture. However, the XA2 Ultra is backed by a 3580mAh battery and sports a 16MP + 8MP dual front camera setup with OIS, whereas its smaller variant is powered by a 3300mAh battery and comes with a single 8MP front camera.

Both the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra are mid-tier smartphones from Sony, however, the Xperia L2 is supposed to be an entry-level device. It features a 5.5-inch 720p display and runs on the same processor as its predecessor, the MediaTek MT6737T. The smartphone does feature an upgraded 3GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. It is powered by a 3300mAh battery. In terms of camera, the Xperia L2 sorts a 13MP single rear sensor and comes with an 8MP ultra wide front camera.

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