Sony is following up the XA series smartphone from last year with the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra. These two devices look like they should exist as upper mid-range devices; or at least we assume so since no pricing information has been shared.
The Xperia XA1 has a 5-inch HD display, and looks like Sony at least tried to update its rather dated design. Not to say that it looks any different from the rest of the Xperia series.
Powering the Xperia XA1 is a MediaTek Helio P20 processor. Not exactly the most powerful chipset around; but it is an indication of where it will be positioned in the market. This processor is paired with 3GB RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card). A 2300mAh battery rounds out the specifications.
The Xperia XA1 Ultra, as the name implies, features a much larger 6-inch display. It shares the same processor as its smaller brethren, but bumps the RAM up to 4GB and the storage options up to 64GB. The display gets a similar upgrade in resolution, going up to FHD.
Cameras are where Sony Mobile traditionally excels, and the company has not slacked for either of these phones. Both the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra feature 23MP cameras on the back. Despite this, the XA1 Ultra fits a slightly larger image sensor; probably due to the extra space on the device.
The Xperia XA1 also packs an 8MP front camera, while the XA1 Ultra doubles this to a 16MP shooter.
There’s no release date for these smartphones at the moment. Nor did Sony share any details about how they will be priced. However, we do know that they will come in white, black, pink, and gold.