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CES 2018: Sony unveils new super mid-range smartphones

11 January 2018, 09:00 | Patty Hardy

The first renders of the Sony Xperia L2, XA2 and XA2 Ultra leaked

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 – What You Need To Know So Far

The first new phone to be announced was the Sony Xperia XA2, which boasts a powerful 23-megapixel camera that promises "clear low-light photography". Sony also launched the L2 smartphone, which features an 8MP front camera with 120-degree wide-angle support.

Sony is kicking off the year with revamps to its low and mid-range Xperia lineups.

There isn't a great choice of smartphones with screens this size at the sort of price point the Xperia XA2 will be pitched at, which means it may be able to carve out a nice niche for itself for those looking for an affordable Netflix/gaming device. Sony fit a 3,300 mAh battery that is 40 percent larger than before. Furthermore, both the XA2 and XA2 Ultra will run Android 8.0 Oreo.

We do know that in the United Kingdom, it will be available from O2 and Three, and we'll update this hands on review as soon as we know more about the cost. The XA2 Ultra offers a little more for those looking to snap good selfies, too - both devices boast an 8MP, 120-degree wide angle front-facing camera, but in the XA2 Ultra, we also have a second 16MP sensor with optical image stabilization.

The Xperia XA2 features specs that are almost identical to the XA2 Ultra, but squeezed into a more compact housing with a 5.2-inch FHD display. Billed as the latest additions to its range of super mid-range smartphone, the XA2 and XA2 Ultra arrive with a heavy focus on cameras. There's a 120° super wide-angle 8MP camera up front, so you can fit more of your friends and surroundings into selfies.

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Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The Xperia XA2 comes in Siler, Black, Blue and Pink, while the Xperia XA 2 Ultra comes in Silver, Black, Blue and Gold. XA2 comes with a 5.2-inch FullHD display while the XA2 Ultra comes with a much bigger 6-inch FullHD display. However, the Ultra version serves up a dual lens front-facing camera, with 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel snappers.

The Xperia L2 features a 5.5-inch 720p display, MediaTek processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage plus a microSD card slot, 13-megapixel rear camera, wide-angle 8-megapixel selfie camera, a 3300mAh battery, and notably, will still launch with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Xperia XA2 Ultra will be available in Single SIM and Dual SIM in select markets, in four contemporary colours: Silver, Black, Blue and Gold. Available in the USA, color options include Silver, Black, Blue, and Pink. It is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery.

The Xperia L2 adopts the same metallic design and rear fingerprint sensor, with a 5.5-inch HD display. This one has a bigger 3,580 mAh battery along with Quick Charge support.

Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia L2 are more alike on the selfie front.

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