Sony’s product portfolio includes multiple smartphones across mid-range and flagship price brackets. Last year, the company launched several mid-range phones, including the Xperia L1, the Xperia XA1 and the Xperia XA1 Ultra. Rumors abound suggest the successors to these devices may launch soon, and on Tuesday, @OnLeaks published CAD renders of the Sony Xperia L2, the Xperia XA2 and the Xperia XA2 Ultra in collaboration with Compare Raja and Tiger Mobiles.
The renders show that the Xperia L2 will have a 5.5-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and measure 149.9 x 78.4 x 9.9mm. (The screen resolution hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s safe to say it’ll be at least HD, or 1280 x 720.) The handset may have an octa-core Snapdragon 630 system-on-chip paired with 4GB of RAM, and it’ll reportedly ship with Android Nougat on board.
In terms of aesthetics, the Xperia L2 will feature Sony’s traditional design with respect to the front, but the fingerprint sensor is said to be on back instead of on the side, which is a first for a Sony smartphone. It’ll have a single rear camera, and it could be made official at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.
Moving onto the rumored Xperia XA lineup, it’s worth noting that the first XA phone was released in 2016, with the Xperia XA1 following suit in 2017. The Xperia XA2 Ultra will be the successor to the Xperia XA1 Ultra, and it’ll reportedly retain the 6-inch display size with a 16:9 aspect ratio instead of moving to an 18:9 (2:1) aspect ratio.
The Xperia XA2 Ultra is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 630. It’s said to have 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot seems likely. But the really interesting thing about the Xperia XA2 is that it’ll have dual front cameras, if the CAD renders are any indication. (The resolution of the front and rear cameras is currently unknown.)
The Xperia XA2, on the other hand, will be a much smaller device — it’s expected to have a 5-inch display, with dimensions of (141.6 x 70.4 x 9.6mm). It’s also expected to pack the same chipset as the Xperia XA2 Ultra, but the details about the RAM and storage aren’t known yet.
Right now, there isn’t any information regarding the pricing and release dates of the Xperia XA2 models. However, the report mentions that the launch could be as soon as February. We expect to learn more about Sony’s 2018 smartphone lineup at CES 2018.
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