Sony Mobile has announced three new smartphone models at the CES 2018 trade show in Las Vegas. Headlining the lineup is the Xperia XA2. As an upgrade to the Xperia XA1, the XA2 features a similar design , but naturally comes with updated internals.
The screen is a 5.2-inch Full HD display, covered with Corning Gorilla Glass. Running the show is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There is microSD expansion if needed. The battery is a 3,300mAh unit with fast-charging capabilities for quick power top-ups.
Imaging is handled by the rear 23-megapixel camera and the front 8-megapixel sensor. The rear sensor is Sony’s large 1/2.3” Exmor for mobile and it supports both 4K recording and 120fps slow-motion video. For selfies, the 120-degree lens on the front captures more subjects and surrounding with each shot.
Next, the Xperia XA2 Ultra ups the ante by having a large 6-inch display, and not one but two cameras on the front. One sensor is a 16-megapixel unit with optical-stabilisation technology while the other is an 8-megapixel 120-degree wide angle sensor.
It has a larger battery at 3,850mAh, 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage with microSD expansion as well. Like the XA2, it supports fast charging with the optional Fast Charger.
Lastly, the Xperia L2 is the baby of the bunch. It has a quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 5.5-inch display at 720p and a generous 3,300mAh battery. It features the same 8-megapixel wide-angle selfie unit as the XA2 and XA2 Ultra, which is joined by a 13-megapixel unit at the back. An entry mid-range model at its best.
All three models feature a rear fingerprint scanner – a first for Sony Mobile. The Xperia L will be heading to stores sometime this month, while the XA2 and XA2 Ultra is expected to be available from February 2018.