Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 officially selfie obsessed

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 officially selfie obsessed

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 officially selfie obsessed

The new line-up includes mid-range Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra along with a budget Xperia L2.

Sony's Xperia XA-series also marks the company's first set of phones to come with rear-facing fingerprint scanner. When everyone is moving towards the trend of offering super large phones with minimal bezels, some will certainly appreciate the shorter stature of the Xperia XA2. The new handsets aren't flagship devices, but rather mid-range phones that Sony has dubbed "super mid-tier smartphones".

Both the Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra will be launched with Google's latest Android 8.0 Oreo in February. Usually, there's more of a gap separating the old versus the new, so you could say we're a little bit confused by the hasty turnaround time with this successor.

Xperia XA2Engineered specifically for selfies, according to Sony, the Xperia XA2 Ultra features 16MP with Optical Image Stabilisation and 8MP 120° super wide-angle dual front cameras, both with front flash.

"The 5.2" Full HD display is brighter, sharper and more colourful - it sits within a borderless design, taking the screen right to the edge. As an upgrade to the Xperia XA1, the XA2 features a similar design, but naturally comes with updated internals. There is an 8MP front-facer that has a 120-degree wide-angle lens. The phone is powered by a MediaTek MT6737T SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with microSD card slot and has a3,300mAh battery inside. Meanwhile, the battery is 32 percent larger at 3,580 mAh with Silver, Black, Blue, and Gold color variants. For quick unlocking, the device comes with a one-touch fingerprint sensor that's integrated onto the metallic back panel.

As expected, the display has increased in both size and resolution over the XA1, to 5.2-inch full HD and Sony has given the XA2 a fingerprint sensor, something the XA1 didn't feature. The cheaper XA2 comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage while the XA2 Ultra has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Yes, is the simple answer to that question as a Sony representative has confirmed to AndroidHeadlines that when these three devices arrive in the USA, they will arrive with fully-working and usable fingerprint sensors.

Sony pulled no punches in the battery department and fitted a 3,300mAh power pack in the L2, up from 2,620mAh on the L1. As usual, Sony is still bundling its Battery Care and Qnovo Adaptive Charging for a quicker charge while preserving its overall battery lifespan. The Xperia L2 is the basic of the trio, featuring a 13MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture on the back. Silver, black, blue and pink are your choices for the Xperia XA2.

The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra boasts a familiar Sony design, which isn't the most exciting out there, but it is at least functional.

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