Sony unveils selfie-centric Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 smartphones

Image Sony

The devices unveiled include the Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and the Xperia L2.

Sony states that both devices will run Android 8.0 "Oreo" when they ship in February, 2018.

With MediaTek processors, the XA2 and XA2 Ultra are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset.

Sony phones will finally come to the United States with a fingerprint sensor on them.

While there are a lot of similarities, there are a fair few differences too.

The XA2 features a 3,300mAh battery instead of the XA1's smallish 2,300mAh unit, while the Ultra's power pack has grown to 3,580mAh (up from 2,700mAh). The larger Xperia XA2 Ultra is Sony's first smartphone that offers dual-selfie cameras with Optical Image Stabilisation and it can even take wide-angle selfies.

When we jump over to look at the L2, we again see numerous same features, only pared back a bit. In particular, this new model boasts a smaller sized 5.2-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a higher capacity 3300 mAh battery. The front camera, though, sees the addition of a wider 120-degree sensor, which should be able to squeeze in more faces into the composition.

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.

Here's your early look at the Nokia 6 (2018)
Elsewhere, the speaker setup on-board the original Nokia 6 came with dual amplifiers and support for Dolby Atmos sound technology. The second-generation of the Nokia 6 is now up for pre-order in China, with no word quite yet on when or if it will hit the US.

On the imaging front, both the XA2 and XA2 Ultra come with a 23MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.0. The two selfie centric smartphones succeed last year's XA1 and XA1 Ultra and improve upon them in key areas such as battery, cameras and processor. When everyone is moving towards the trend of offering super large phones with minimal bezels, some will certainly appreciate the shorter stature of the Xperia XA2.

The Xperia XZ1 Plus and Xperia XZ1s will come loaded with 5.5-inch FHD HDR LCD display and 5.2-inch Full HD display respectively.

But it's got a decent 3,300mAh battery that benefits from Sony's Xperia smart charging technologies.

And then there's the Xperia L2 - the unassuming entry-level Xperia, that grew out of the now defunct E-series.

Xperia L2 will launch in Single SIM and Dual SIM in select markets, in three colours: Black, Gold and Pink - each rendered with reflective surfaces, emphasising the "loop surface" design, and unlocking is made easy with a single touch via the rear fingerprint sensor.

Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia L2 are more alike on the selfie front.

While it's packaged along with a 23MP rear camera, the same megapixel account as its predecessor, Sony is stressing the phone's performance under low light thanks to its higher ISO sensitivity of 12800. The smartphone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system and offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded further via microSD card.

Related News:

  • Astros GM: 'Nothing imminent' in deal for Pirates RHP Cole

    Astros GM: 'Nothing imminent' in deal for Pirates RHP Cole

    Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning against the St. Cole turned heads in 2015 when he made the All-Star Game and posted sparkling numbers.
    The Shape of Water leads race for British Academy Awards

    The Shape of Water leads race for British Academy Awards

    BAFTA also announced "Absolutely Fabulous" star Joanna Lumley as the next host of the film awards ceremony. Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson both received nominations for supporting actor .
    Former UGA player Matt Stinchcomb elected to College Football Hall of Fame

    Former UGA player Matt Stinchcomb elected to College Football Hall of Fame

    But he learned Monday that he has already gained inclusion in the College Football Hall of Fame in December. His 21 career interceptions and 389 interception return yards still stand as Miami and Big East records.
  • VP Pence Set for Middle East Tour, After Postponement Last Month

    VP Pence Set for Middle East Tour, After Postponement Last Month

    Kholi allegedly told the news hosts, " How is Jerusalem different from Ramallah, really? " according to the Times report. The statement also said that Pence would discuss the need to "assist persecuted religious minorities" during his trip.
    Kia Niro EV Concept Plugs Into CES

    Kia Niro EV Concept Plugs Into CES

    Kia says the current powertrain found here utilizes new production technology which will be applied to other near-future vehicles. Woong-chul Yang said: "Kia's connected cars will be both boundless and connected and offer a new kind of mobility experience".
    Zinedine Zidane: 'I don't need a new goalkeeper'

    Zinedine Zidane: 'I don't need a new goalkeeper'

    Real stay fourth in the standings on 32 points while Barca have 48 although they have played one game more. If we keep losing points we're not going to get there.
  • Samsung Electronics posts biggest operating profit in 2017

    Samsung Electronics posts biggest operating profit in 2017

    Full-year sales were expected to amount to KRW 239.6 trillion, up 18.7 percent from KRW 201.9 trillion in 2016, Samsung said. The tech giant is expected to elaborate on the results in its finalized report, which will be delivered later this month.
    Arsene Wenger: Arsenal can't compete with Man City on Jonny Evans

    Arsene Wenger: Arsenal can't compete with Man City on Jonny Evans

    Arsenal are in dire need of defensive reinforcements following their humiliation at the hands of Nottingham Forest. It is also reported that Manchester City are sniffing around the 30-year-old centre half.
    Packers Introduce Gutekunst, Announce Office Changes

    Packers Introduce Gutekunst, Announce Office Changes

    The Colts offensive line has been very inconsistent during Philbin's tenure and a change is arguably needed. Prior to coming to Green Bay, Gutekunst spent a season as a scouting assistant with the Chiefs.
  • Panthers offensive coordinator options for 2018

    Panthers offensive coordinator options for 2018

    He helped Newton and the Carolina offense reach the Super Bowl in 2015 before the Panthers lost to the Denver Broncos. He started to have second thoughts and chose to meet with interim general manager Marty Hurney about the decision.
    Brooklyn Assemblywoman Indicted on Fraud Charges

    Brooklyn Assemblywoman Indicted on Fraud Charges

    For example, Harris fraudulently applied for FEMA temporary housing assistance after Hurricane Sandy, according to investigators. The 57-year-old spent $10,000 of her ill-gotten gains on vacation getaways, reported the New York Daily News .
    Golden Globes: Why stars are wearing Time's Up pins

    Golden Globes: Why stars are wearing Time's Up pins

    Meier, 31, shared a photo of herself in a floral gown prior to attending the award show on Sunday afternoon. Also not in black was Meher Tatna , the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.


Most liked

HP anticipates CES 2018 announcing two Chromebooks and a Chromebox
HP is readying two new Chromebooks to be shown at CES 2018 next before hitting markets in February 2018. Just like any other Chromebook it runs on ChromeOS and is now also compatible with Android apps.

Razer's Project Linda is a prototype laptop shell for the Razer Phone
In some games, the Razer Phone's display could act as a second display for managing your character's gear and options. Razer has revealed a very unusual mix of laptop and mobile phone hardware in a bid to utilize its new Razer Phone .

Israel Bans 20 BDS Groups from the Country
Interior Minister Arye Dery said the organizations on the list are trying to exploit Israel's law and hospitality and "defame the country".

Clemson named best online education program by US News
These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU's existing strengths in research and scholarship. News & World Report rankings compared the academic quality of more than 1,200 U.S. -based distance degree programs.

Incredible Footage Shows Alligators In USA Pushing Snouts Through Ice To Survive
When the water or air temperatures are too low for them to be active, experts say these reptiles go into a "state of brumation". The alligators went into the water last week during the "bomb cyclone" that hit the East coast. "Pretty unbelievable . ...

President Oprah? After the Golden Globes, Some Have a 2020 Vision
DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes, she told the audience that "everyone loves Oprah". Winfrey brought the typically rowdy crowd to silence and tears with her speech.

No thaw as Mass. gas prices rise higher
AAA Northeast says its weekly survey found that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas grew to $2.53. Gas prices are on the rise in Rhode Island and MA after Thursday's storm.

Google Memo Author Sues, Claiming Bias Against White Conservative Men
The lawsuit is being filed by Dhillon Law Group, and former Google engineer David Gudeman is also a member of the suit . That practice is "openly denigrating male and Caucasian employees as less favored than others", the lawsuit claimed.

South Africa beat India by 72 runs in first Test
Captain Virat Kohli was the second-highest scorer with 28 as the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. South Africa would have probably thought of batting long and then give a big target to India .

Chiefs RBs coach Eric Bieniemy emerges as OC candidate
Nagy was expected to be high on the list for the Colts, especially considering his history with general manager Chris Ballard. The Chiefs won the AFC West, only to blow an 18-point halftime lead in a playoff loss to Tennessee on Saturday.

Android Pay, Google Wallet, merge into single brand: Google Pay
By the way, you should begin seeing the Google Pay logo pop up at numerous brick and mortar stores in the coming weeks. Lastly, Instacart orders of at least $35 completed with Google Pay by January 16 score $10 markdowns.

Firefighter among 3 injured in Trump Tower rooftop fire Secret Service spotted
It took about an hour to put out the fire at the building, which is located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The fire department reported that the blaze burned on the roof of the building rather than inside it.

"[$$$] NVIDIA announces 65" 4K 120Hz gaming displays with Android TV built in
If you're interested in the best and biggest displays for your home gaming setup, these are monitors worth keeping an eye out for. The Shield functionality which was previously only available as a separate box optimizes the display for broader application.

Panthers Facing Questions About Cam Newton's Quick Return
Newton left for one play after Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata's chest struck Newton's head with about nine minutes left. So I'm gonna send him some sauce ", Jordan said - an obvious reference to Newton's earlier comments.

Despite Trump's Iran Tweets, US involvement likely to be limited
It has said those restrictions will be lifted on Friday, and there were signs Thursday that it had begun easing some of them. The Iranian regime is finding out the hard way that it's dealing with a much different kind of US administration.