Sony Announces Xperia Xa2 Ultra With Dual Selfie Cameras


Sony announces Xperia XA2 Ultra with dual selfie camerasSony has formally unveiled the Xperia XA2 Ultra (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.