Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Mobile

Sony Xperia XA Ultra announced

Sony has unveiled its new Xperia XA Ultra smartphone- a mid-range smartphone that ticks most of the boxes in terms of contemporary features in smartphones. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra has fantastic picture taking engines and also runs the latest Android OS.

Sony Xperia XA Ultra availability

The smartphone has been listed on Sony’s global website and the firm has confirmed that a global release is in the works.

Although pricing and availability details of the smartphone aren’t available yet, it is expected to roll out in White, Black and Lime Gold color options.

Specs and features

The major attractions of the phone are its camera engines.  The Xperia XA Ultra’s selfie camera packs a 16-megapixel Sony Exmor R sensor and a front-facing flash. In addition to this are features such as OIS (optical image stabilisation), auto-focus, wide angle lens (up to 88 degrees), and HDR photo.

There’s also a 21.5-megapixel rear camera that supports quick launch, hybrid autofocus, HDR photo, auto-scene recognition, and is equipped with an LED flash.

All the HD pictures taken with these sensors are displayed on its 6 inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) screen which sports a Mobile BRAVIA engine 2. The phablet measures 164.2×79.4×8.4mm and weighs 190 grams.

Powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) processor coupled with 3GB of RAM the Sony Xperia XA Ultra comes with 16GB of internal storage. There’s however a microSD slot which supports memory cards of up to 200GB.

The Sony Xperia XA Ultra runs on the latest Android Marshmallow Operating System. It comes with 4G LTE and supports LTE Cat. 4 download speeds. It also supports GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, A-GPS, Wi-Fi Miracast, Bluetooth 4.1, DLNA, NFC, and Micro-USB.

The device packs a 2700mAh battery which Sony said can work for 2 days on a normal usage. The listing also confirmed that the Sony Xperia XA Ultra will ship with a quick charger, suggesting that the handset may support fast-charging.