Sony Unveils 3 Mid-Tier Xperia Smartphones Ahead Of CES 2018


Just in time for CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Sony unveils three new Xperia smartphones, which the company describes as "super mid-tier."

The devices are labeled as such due to the handsets' Snapdragon 630 processor and their high-end material and cameras. The first device is the Xperia XA2 Ultra, which features an incredible 23-megapixel rear camera and dual front-facing cameras for even better selfies.

The other two devices revealed, which are the Xperia XA2 and Xperia L2, have similar features but they just come in a more compact body.

The Differences Between 3 Xperia Devices

The Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra have very similar features but there are some big differences between the devices.

Of the "super mid-tier" smartphones, the Xperia XA2 Ultra is more high-end of the three, which features a large, 6-inch FHD 1080p screen. The XA2 Ultra will come in four different colors such as gold, blue, black, and silver. The Ultra also features two front-facing cameras on the device and has 4GB of RAM.

Both the XA2 and XA2 Ultra will have the Snapdragon 630 processor and have a 23-megapixel rear camera as mentioned. They'll both come with 32GB and 64GB of storage with support for a microSDXC card. Furthermore, both the XA2 and XA2 Ultra will run Android 8.0 Oreo.

The Xperia XA2 is a bit more compact, however, with a 5.2-inch FHD display. It has only one front-facing camera but all the other features are identical to the XA2 Ultra.

The third smartphone revealed is the Xperia L2 and it features a larger 5.5-inch FHD 1080p borderless display. It is available in three colors, namely gold, black, and pink.

This device features a 13-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera. It has 32GB of storage but features support for a microSDXC card and it also has 3GB of RAM.

Unlike the other two Xperia smartphones, the L2 will not run Android Oreo. Instead, it will come with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Fingerprint Sensor

It has also been revealed that some regions will get a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device. This is new for Sony as previous devices used the power or lock button.

The fingerprint sensor button on the back of the device will work in the U.S., whereas Sony previously removed this feature from Xperia phones in the region.

The smartphones are expected to launch soon, with the Xperia L2 coming in late January and the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra coming in February. Prices are yet to be revealed.

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