Sony has packed in quite a heavy briefcase which it is unpacking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. And every time Sony opens it to unpack, out comes a new device. Till now four have slid out- Xperia XA Premium, Xperia XZs (which we have discussed in another post) and Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, on which further light will be thrown here.
These camera-centric smartphones are successors to the 2016 launched Xperia XA and XA Ultra. The new devices do share some similarity with their predecessors viz edge-to-edge displays. Both the phones flaunt an impressive 23MP rear cameras and while Xperia XA1 retains a modest 8MP front shooter, the premium XA1 Ultra goes on to boast a 16MP selfie snapper.
Sony Xperia XA1
The Xperia XA 1 sports 5-inch display with 720p HD resolutions. It is powered by MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage expandable upto 256GB using a microSD card. The power comes courtesy 2300mAh battery and the OS on board is Android 7.0 Nougat.
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
The Xperia XA1 Ultra features a 6-inch Full HD 1080p (1920×1080), MediaTek Helio P20 Octa Core processor paired with Mali T880. It packs in 4GB RAM and 32GB/ 64GB internal storage options expandable upto 256GB. The battery capacity is 2700mAh and the phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS.
Sony will make the Xperia XA1 available in White, Black, Pink and Gold colors at a price of $299.99. It will first go on sale in the US in April-May via Best Buy, Amazon, B&H Photo and others. On the other hand, Xperia XA1 Ultra’s release date and pricing has not been specified by Sony. Neither do we know in what color options the phone will come.