Sony has been criticised for not upgrading the design on its smartphones and a new leak of its 2018 lineup in the entry-level and mid-range segment suggests the criticism has gone unheard. Sony is reportedly preparing to announce the Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2. These will be the company’s updates to the Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra, and Xperia L1.
A report by Evan Blass from VentureBeat, tips that Sony’s upcoming low and mid-range smartphone series might be announced at next week’s CES 2018 in Las Vegas or at next month’s Mobile World Congress. The mid-range duo – Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra – were recently spotted on GFX Bench with model numbers H4133 and H4233 respectively.
According to the benchmark website, both smartphones are expected to make a big switch from a MediaTek SoC to a new 2.2GHz Qualcomm processor. The phones will also be equipped with Qualcomm’s Adreno 508 GPU. Apart from that, the Xperia XA2 is expected to be available in a 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage configuration, and the Xperia XA2 Ultra is also expected to have a 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. Both smartphones have been spotted running Android 8.0.0 Oreo.
The Xperia XA2 will sport a newer 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, while the Xperia XA2 Ultra is expected to borrow the 6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display from its predecessor. In addition, the Xperia XA2 has been listed with a 21-megapixel rear camera sensor that seems capable of capturing 4k videos. There is also a 7-megapixel sensor in the front. The Xperia XA2 Ultra will sport the same 21-megapixel, 4k capable rear sensor. There will be dual 15-megapixel selfie sensors on the Xperia XA2 Ultra, according to Evan Blass. The listing only mentions one sensor.
Apart from that, there is little known about the Xperia L2. The VentureBeat report mentions that it will retain the previous 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display from last year, and might ship with Android Nougat.