Mobile World Congress is the place to introduce new phones on the market so CES 2018 wasn’t the place to see the latest in mobile. That said, Sony did bring new devices to Las Vegas. Nothing groundbreaking, mind you; more like long-awaited updates to reasonably priced Xperia phones. We’re talking about the presence of a fingerprint sensor for the first time in U.S. #mobilemagic
As you know, Sony has been frustrating U.S.-based consumers with its determination to strip devices of fingerprint scanners before bringing them on this market. Well, finally, Sony saw reason and launched the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 with fingerprint sensors. They opted for a rear placement instead of turning the power button into a biometric scanner, as well.
These mid-rangers are also testaments of the company’s decision to ditch Mediatek Helio processors in the favor of Qualcomm ones. That makes the Xperia XA2 Ultra even more attractive, we believe. This phone is the biggest from the three, sporting a 6-inch screen and a more curved rear shell. It’s the more selfie-oriented of the three, boasting two front-facing cameras.
Bassically, you have a mobile device with a 16MP camera with OIS and an 8MP one with a 120-degree wide angle lens. Also, you can count on pretty great features for a mid-ranger with a decent price: 4GB of RAM, 32 or 64GB of storage (that you can expand even more), a 3,580 mAh cell and a Snapdragon 630 SoC. The phone runs Android Oreo from the box.
The smaller XA2 comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, while the L2 has a 720p display with 3GB of RAM and works with Android Nougat.
Prices are not available right now, but we do know that the launch event will take place in early February.
Thinking of buying one of three? Or will you wait for Mobile World Congress to check out more models?