Sony has released its second generation Xperia XA-series and Xperia L2 phones at CES in Las Vegas. The fingerprint sensor is positioned at the back and the metal casing on the back creates a premium feel.
Leaks of product images showing Xperia XA2 appeared online some time ago, but such images should normally need to be taken with a grain of salt. However, Sony had confirmed its plans to upgrade its mid-range XA series. Hence, the rumours proved to be correct at Sony’s launch event at CES. The new models are Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2.
Sony Xperia XA2 sports a 5.2-inch screen with 1080p resolution. Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 630-processor powers the phone. There are 32 GB storage and 3 GB RAM memory available. The rear camera has a resolution of 21 MP while the front selfie one “only” has 8 MP. The battery capacity is 3,300 mAh.
Xperia XA2 Ultra is the successor to XA1 Ultra. It’s larger than XA2 and has a 6.0-inch screen. Its hardware and product specs are otherwise similar to XA2’s. The front selfie camera is more powerful as it employs dual cameras. There’s also a 64 GB storage and 4 GB RAM version available.
The budget model Xperia L2 doesn’t differ much hardware wise compared to L1 model. The main difference is that the fingerprint sensor has moved to the rear side of the phone.
We expect the second generation Xperia to be priced similarly to the first generation’s launch price. The Xperia XA1 presently retails at$370 inclusive of freight. It had a launch price of about $600 when it launched in February 2017. The price did, however, relatively quickly drop to $400. The larger XA1 Ultra currently has a retail price of$380.