Who would have thought that the first Sony Xperia device to feature optical image stabilisation would be a mid-ranger? Well that’s what we have with Sony’s unexpected announcement of the Xperia XA Ultra (F3211, F3213, F3215) and Xperia XA Ultra Dual (F3212, F3216).
The Xperia XA Ultra is similar to the Xperia XA, but sports a larger 6-inch display FHD (1080p) display, 16MP Exmor R front-facing camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and a front-facing flash. The Xperia XA Ultra also has the highest screen-to-phone ratio of any Xperia device (76.60%), taking the crown from the Xperia C5 Ultra. The display and resolution gives the handset a 367 PPI pixel density.
This is the same device that we saw leaked numerous times as a possible Xperia ‘C’ series successor, potentially the Xperia C6 Ultra. However, more recently, it was rumoured that the device would be named as an Xperia X series model, which made more sense given how similar it was in design to the Xperia XA. In that respect, the naming is very apt. It also confirms recent reports that the Xperia ‘C’ and ‘M’ names are being binned for future devices.
Other specifications include the MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) chipset, 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (11GB usable), a 2700mAh battery and a 1/2.4-inch 21.5MP Exmor RS rear camera (no OIS). The Xperia XA Ultra has dimensions of 164.2 x 79.4 x 8.4mm and weighs 190g. The handset will launch in select markets in July 2016 in three colours (White, Black and Lime Gold).
Via Sony Mobile Press.
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