Despite underwhelming performance by Sony’s mobile division, they continue trying. Their latest entry is in the mid-range area, the Xperia XA Ultra. Sony calls it a “stylish selfie-cam masterpiece” and plans to release it in July in various markets.
The Xperia XA Ultra has a huge 6.0” inch screen with a crisp 367 PPI. Its encased in a metal frame which is not easy to find in a mid-range phone.
The main feature for this phone is its front camera which is a 16 megapixel Exmore R 88-degree wide angle lens, an LED flash and OIS with auto focus. This is sure to please the selfie lovers.
It contains a Mediatek Helio P10 SoC which is cheaper to manufacture and could surface in more mid-range smartphones released later this year.
Battery could be a strong point for this smartphone with 2700 mAh battery with quick charge support which Sony claims can last 2 days on a single charge. It can last upto 5.5 hours with just 10 minutes of charge.
Sony Xperia XA Ultra Specifications
- CPU: Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 MPcore
- GPU: Mali-T860
- OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
- Chipset: Mediatek Helio P10 (MT6755)
- Design: Aluminium frame
- Front camera with optical image stabilization and LED flash
- 0” borderless display with curved glass edges
- Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution
- RAM: 3 GB
- Internal: 16 GB
- Card slot: Yes
- Primary: 21.5 megapixels with 1/2.4” Exmor RS sensor and Hybrid autofocus
- Secondary: 16 megapixels with Exmor R 88-degree wide angle lens flash and Optical Image Stabilization (Supports gesture shutter)
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 820.11 a/b/g/n , Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS, Miracast, Google Cast, DLNA
- Colors: Black, White, Limegold
- Battery: 2,700 mAh battery with quick charge
The price wasn’t mentioned by Sony, and the phone is expected to be released in July this year.