Sony to refresh their processors for its mid-range Xperia phones

Sony Xperia XA2

The XA2 and XA2 Ultra will both have a 21MP rear camera, while the front facing cameras differ wildly. Coming to the Xperia XA2, the smartphone features the same design language, though the dual front cameras are missing.

VentureBeat notes that an early CES launch is possible, though the phones could be delayed until Mobile World Congress in February. Both are reported to come in two configurations based on 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage version. And whereas the Xperia XA1 has a 5.0-inch, 720 x 1280 display, the 5.2-inch XA2 (pictured above and below) looks to offer the same full HD, 1080 x 1920 resolution as the larger 6.0-inch XA2 Ultra (whose display characteristics are remaining unchanged, year-to-year).

Sony Xperia L2
Sony Xperia L2

Despite the lack of truly blockbuster smartphone sales, Sony has fostered a dedicated and loyal following with its Xperia line-up. For the front, the Xperia XA2 Ultra will come loaded with 15-megapixel dual seflie cameras, which are capable of recording 4K videos. There is not so much difference in the design department.

A pair of leaked images obtained by the Xperia Blog website has revealed devices which carry the moniker "H4233" model, an alleged factory name for the Xperia A2 Ultra from Sony. The back houses a single rear camera with LED flash and just beneath it, you will find the fingerprint sensor. It also remains to be seen whether both flagships can replicate the success of the Xperia A1 models since that apparently is a tall order to fill given the features for the price tag of said phones. The VentureBeat report mentions that it will retain the previous 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display from past year, and might ship with Android Nougat. In terms of software, the Xperia L2 will ship with the older Android Nougat OS out of the box instead of 8.0 Oreo on the Xperia XA2 duo.

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