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The Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra: What We Know So Far
Sony’s Xperia line is known for its sharp lines, sleek profile, and relatively decent pricing. However, Xperias do tend to be a bit hit or miss. Some Xperia models, like the Z series, are top end flagships that give great features for slightly lower than expected prices, whilst others seem to disappear from shelves after only a few months on sale. The Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra, however, were fantastic devices, packed full of features and with very wallet friendly price tags. And the exciting news here is that there’s about to be an update. So what can you expect from the new XA2 and XA2 Ultra Xperias?
The XA line hasn’t been around for long. The initial XA model was released in 2016, with the XA1 following in 2017. The expected release date for the all new XA2 models should be around February of this year. There’s no word yet on pricing for these models, but last year’s XA1 models debuted for around £250 for the regular XA1 and around £350 for the XA1 Ultra.
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
Let’s start with the bigger of the two devices. The XA2 Ultra should be a phablet device, as was the XA1 Ultra. We’re expecting the same 6 inch screen size here, and that should get full HD 1080 x 1920 resolution. However, it’s likely that Sony are sticking with the old 16:9 aspect ratio, as opposed to the 18:9 ratio that we’re seeing on more and more top end phones.
In terms of power, the XA2 Ultra is almost certainly going to get a Snapdragon 830 octo core chip, clocking in at around 2.2 GHz. And we’re expecting 4 GB of RAM, as well as around 64 GB of on board storage (but like all Xperias, the XA2 Ultra will almost certainly have a Micro SD card slot for expandable storage).
But it’s the cameras that tend to be selling points on Xperia phones, and rumour has it that the XA2 Ultra is going to be sporting some very nice cams indeed. Conservative rumour says that the XA2 Ultra will get a 21 MP rear cam and a massive 15 M front cam. But the latest leaked images are actually showing that the XA2 Ultra could well have dual front cameras, though that’s still far from confirmed.
All in all, the XA2 Ultra looks like it’s going to be a pretty high specced phone which, if Sony keep to the pricing model of the XA1 release, should be a great deal for those in the market for a fantastic mid range mobile.
The Sony Xperia XA2
In terms of the regular XA2 model, not much is known. Since the XA2 Ultra is the larger and more exciting device, leaked rumours tend to focus on it rather than it’s smaller companion. But if Sony stick with the same strategy as last year, we can make some educated guesses about the XA2.
The regular XA2 is likely to feature a smaller screen, probably around 5 inches or so, and slightly less RAM than the Ultra model. However, processing specs, power, and cameras are likely to be identical to those found on the XA2 Ultra. Again, these are just educated guesses, but the essential difference between the XA1 and the XA1 Ultra was basically just a smaller screen size.
Great New Additions
We’re probably going to be seeing the release of both the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra in the next few weeks and it will be available via pay monthly contract or sim free/outright when paired with a SIM Only Deal. And if Sony continue what they started last year with the XA1 and XA1 Ultra, we’re likely to be getting a great mid range mobile with pretty impressive specs for less than half the price of a full on flagship phone.