While talks of the Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra have been around for a while now, it’s the first time details about the Xperia L2 are hitting our news desk.
This week, an image alleged to be for the upcoming Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra popped up online, suggesting that the Japanese tech giant is about to make some drastic changes to the usual design of Xperia phones. No, this has nothing to do with bezels, but you’ll still love them. Among them is the shift to a dual-lens setup on the selfie camera and a switch to a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, which could mean Sony fans in the U.S. could soon start enjoying the feature on their phones.
The Sony Xperia XA2 carries model number H4133 while the Xperia XA2 Ultra has model number H4233. It is the latter that has been all over the internet, but from the leaked renders, both phones will have the same design, only that the Ultra will be bigger in size. The images only but add weight to previous leaks, which means that the huge bezels are still here for fans of this series.
The smaller Sony Xperia XA2 will come with a 5-inch display screen while the Xperia XA2 Ultra will ship with a 6-inch panel, just like it had been rumored before. Internals should remain partly the same, which means you can also expect a Snapdragon 630 SoC on the standard XA2, unless Sony has other ideas. Leaks have also suggested that the Xperia XA2 Ultra will ship with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 21MP main camera and 15MP selfie camera. Both phones will run Android Oreo out of the box.
Another surprise show-up is the Sony Xperia L2, which is obviously the successor to Xperia L1 that started selling in June 2017. Like the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra, there are no drastic changes when compared to the previous model. The bezels are still there, just in case you are wondering, and the 5.5-inch screen remains, although we can’t tell whether it’ll still be HD. Sony will also stick to the single-lens camera setup and like the XA2 family, the fingerprint scanner is also moving to the back panel.
Apparently, the Sony Xperia L2 will be powered by the same hardware specs as the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA Ultra, that is, a Snapdragon 630 SoC and 4GB RAM. This could mean the phone slots perfectly between the 5-inch XA and 6-inch XA Ultra. On the downside, the L2 may come with Nougat out of the box, which could be a huge disappointment for Sony fans, especially since the company has been fantastic when it comes to rolling out updates.
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