Sony Xperia XA Ultra seems to be the next best thing to come from one of Japan’s leaders in the tech industry, but with respect to the smartphone niche.
The company had reportedly been looking for ways to better the sales coming from its mobile division or think otherwise about the same and it seems it has finally found a way out. During the MWC 2016, the Japanese tech giant announced a new series of smartphones, coming in with Sony Xperia XA, Xperia X, and the Xperia X Performance.
The Xperia XA happens to the lower-end model followed by the mid-tier Xperia X, however, the Xperia X Performance is the top-end model. In case you didn’t know, the Xperia Z5 series happens to be the last you see of the Xperia Z series, which has now been replaced by the new Xperia X series.
With all three variants of the Xperia X series coming in with the same 5.0-inch screen size, Sony seemed to have overlooked the desires of the phablet-obsessed world. However, in a bid to take care of this shortage as quickly as possible, the company will be coming in with a newer, larger Sony Xperia XA Ultra that boasts a 6-inch display panel.
Xperia XA Ultra is a powerful mid-range phablet
As mentioned earlier, Sony Xperia XA is the lower-end variant of the Xperia X series that features a 720p screen resolution, 13MP rear and 8MP selfie cameras, an 8-core MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 SoC and a RAM of 2GB. You get 16GB of expandable storage on the phone and a non-removable battery unit of 2300mAh.
These specs are slightly stepped up when it comes to Sony Xperia XA Ultra. The phone features the same 8-core MediaTek Helio P10 SoC and 16B of onboard storage, however, the phablet has a higher RAM of 3GB as well as a slightly larger battery unit of 2700mAh. Considering its huge size, this battery unit is very small. However, despite the small battery capacity, the Xperia XA Ultra has the best camera specs you can probably find on any mid-range device.
The rear of the Xperia XA Ultra is a 21.5MP Sony Exmor R sensor that features hybrid autofocus. It gets even better with the selfie camera, with Sony packing a massive 16MP sensor with OIS on board. Furthermore, the selfie camera has an 88-degree lens that will ensure you capture enough details in your selfies. As for the design, the Xperia XA Ultra is quite slim with its 0.33 inches and it also features very slim bezels as well.
For those who are still concerned about the 2700mAh battery capacity included in the Sony Xperia XA Ultra, the tech giant claims that this unit will be able to last up to two days. In addition, it adds that using the XA Ultra with the company’s Quick Charger UCH12 gives the phone a battery life of at least 5 hours with a charge of just 10 minutes. However, it seems Sony will not be shipping the quick charger together with the Xperia XA Ultra phablet. The company has also not revealed the pricing details of the phone, however, its release date is set for this July and it will be available in lime gold, white and black colors.