Sony announces Xperia XA2 Ultra with dual selfie cameras

by XB on 8th January 2018

in Featured Content, Xperia XA series

Sony has formally unveiled the Xperia XA2 Ultra (H3213, H3223, H4213, H4233) ahead of the CES 2018 tradeshow which takes place later today. Alongside this, Sony has also revealed the Xperia XA2 and Xperia L2 mid-range smartphones. In its statement, Sony sees 2018 as a “breakthrough year”, so we’re very excited about what else the company has in store for us over the coming months.

The 6-inch Xperia XA2 Ultra has already featured heavily in previous leaks, so there is little new information. Xperia XA2 Ultra is Sony’s first dual selfie smartphone, featuring two cameras on the front of the phone – one with a 16MP camera (1/2.6-inch Exmor RS) with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and the second with a 8MP (1/4-inch Exmor R) 120-degree wide-angle lens. Sony has also used a front-facing LED flash, much like last year’s model, for the full selfie experience.

Rear camera duties are taken care of by a 23MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor capable of 4K video recording and 120 frames per second slow motion video. Better low-light photography is also a possibility with ISO 12800 sensitivity.

The Sony Xperia XA2 utilises a 6-inch display with Full HD (1080p) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by a Snapdragon Qualcomm 630 chipset, 32GB or 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM and features a 3,580 mAh battery.

Sony is using a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor in these new models, and for the first time, the fingerprint will work in the United States. Other features include Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type C.

Sony continues to use the ‘loop surface’ design seen in its previous smartphones, with the use of anodized aluminium on the sides, and diamond-cut finish on the top and bottom. The phone features very thin bezels on the sides, with larger bezels on the top and bottom.

The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra has dimensions of 163 x 80 x 9.5mm and weighs 221 grams. It will be available in four colours (Silver, Black, Blue and Gold) and launch with Android Oreo from February 2018.

Via Sony Mobile Blog.

  • Moisés

    Wish they could have kept the sided FPS.
    It looks nice and also pretty convenient.
    But USA is a very big and important market.

    Hope XA3U comes with front speakers and ip68.

  • Nodar Sixarulidze
  • Rohit Patil

    Looks like someone from XZ series raped Xperia P and this sexy Basta*d is born #JohnSnow

  • Prince Mensah

    Can’t complain here…..I’m happy….good job Sony…..but as usual some reviewers will have cause to complain….

  • Moisés

    Is it blue or purple?

  • KarFar
  • Moisés

    Look at the second camera.
    There is stuff between cam and screen, between cam and frame.
    I dont think they could trim more than 1mm.

  • Alvin

    lol wtf was that. but, yes that is a sexy bast***d.

  • Alvin

    in order to make the phone narrower, I think that sacrificing sided fps is still acceptable.

  • Alvin

    it is purple. is it your pc or phone that causes the colour to change that much?

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Glad that they went with higher capacity battery, then again I love the fact that the put the FP on the back. Guess US Market will finally get FP reader.

  • Alvin

    yes, it is (finally).

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Haha I know that Silver colour looks nice. Now I wanna see their upcoming flagship devices.

  • Alvin

    I’m happy with the design and features, although they could wait for a bit and launch them with SD670 or they could just use SD660. I hope they’ll price them well.

  • Antero Masonen

    Now waiting for leaks of flagships

  • Fefe

    Now I hope that the flagship model will have OIS on both front and back cameras. *fingers crossed*

  • shenoy

    No no no. No fingerprint scanner at back. Integrated with power button is awesome to use. Hope Sony still keeps the scanner in power button.

  • monoke

    Just as I suspected, they went overboard with the loop design and the screen is oval shaped, no longer completely flat. Looks great yes but functionally it’s glares galore.
    If they do this with the flagships, I’m done with Sony.

  • Barricade

    Isn’t this phone thick enough to put the fingerprint sensor on the side and still ditch the side bezels though? The module itself would be positioned beneath the display.

  • Barricade

    €349 for the XA2 and €429 for the XA2 Ultra is the EU pricing.

  • Talos the Robot
  • Moisés

    660 e 670 will be barely used.
    Just by a few chinese like Oppo, Vivo or any minor brand.

    Phones with 65x and 660 had almost same price of phones powered by 810 /820 after 1 year.

    Zenfone 4 630 is way easier to find than the 660.

    630 and 640 will be much more used this year.

  • Moisés

    On my z3+ it looks blue-ish purple.

  • Moisés

    Apple has patent now, power/fps . They asked in 2015 and got in just in 2017

  • Jaissal S

    XA2 looks nice. Not sure about the fingerprint sensor at the back. I’m looking to upgrade my Z5, so waiting for flagship device. Maybe from IFA or MWC?

  • azzido

    I hope same, fingerprint scanner in power button on the side is best position ever.

    If they fag the flag with fingerprint on the back I will skip it…

  • MG

    There is a USA law that prohibits the finger print sensor on a power button, that’s why it was disabled for the USA market. For me it was a brilliant location.
    My guess is that they went with this solution to allow it for the USA market.

  • Alvin

    Yeah because XA2 Ultra’s blue looks like purple

  • Alvin

    No they won’t do it. Let’s see what they will give us at MWC next month.

  • Utsav Shah

    yeah but that could be fit under the screen.

  • Phat-t

    Yeah, if that’s the case then I hope they become creative like have it underneath the glass back where you can’t see or feel it. Like the front fingerprint scanner underneath the screen.

  • (ror)

    It’s always amazing how every phone Sony designs looks so good since Sony Ericsson days, doesn’t matter if it is budget or flagship, made of plastic or gold, any colour or texture, they look beautiful, especially the press pictures since 2002 :)

  • iia3ezu

    From the official Sony website:

    The Xperia XA2 Ultra’s ergonomic design fits in your hands as if it was made for you alone. And you can use it one-handed with the mini display, for total convenience.

    I’m guessing there’s some sort of one-handed mode here. Let’s see how well it is implemented, compared to Samsung and Apple.

    It’s a big phone, and this feature is needed if you want to use it with one hand.

  • SM

    Happy to see that Sony finally switched from MT Soc to SD with bigger battery. Now if they can priced it in proper segment, hope they’ll regain the market share.

  • hansip

    the weight on this thing is a bit too much imho.. even heavier than Z Ultra of old with its 6.44 screen!

  • Michael Adu-Yeboah

    I know most Sony innovations are fought by Apple…..shame on APPLE. others to come include offline Answering Machine, and many sony killed because of apple.

  • Michael Adu-Yeboah

    myself no sony phone has all the feastures of xperia z5 plus more yet…especially the z5 dual…hence I wait for verrrry long till the retain all features of z5 plus better.

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