Sony Xperia XA Ultra is one of the devices that are expected to be replaced by new models this year, but before this happens, the Japanese tech giant has begun rolling out a small software update to this phablet.
According to a report coming from Sony Xperia-centric blogging website Xperia Blog, the Xperia XA Ultra is currently on a treat. The 6-inch phablet is receiving a software bump from build number 36.0.X.2.109 to build number 36.0.X.2.146, but the website notes that this is just a minor update and nothing big is expected.
There are two major variants of the Xperia XA Ultra – single-SIM and dual-SIM. Where the former is currently receiving software build number 36.0.A.2.146, the latter is being updated to version 36.0.B.2.146. Mark you, the two variants also have different model numbers within them, with the single-SIM variant shipping with model numbers F3211, F3213 and F3215. As for the dual-SIM variant, you get two models with numbers F3212 and F3216.
Sony has already rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat to the Xperia X series, but not all versions have been updated. So far, the only groups that are happily enjoying the new OS are Xperia XZ, Xperia X Performance, Xperia X and Xperia X Compact. So far, the wait for Nougat on Xperia XA Ultra is still on, but hopefully, this small update is meant to get the device ready for the new OS.
Sony will be at the MWC 2017 and rumors are rife that a handful of the Xperia X 2016 handsets will be refreshed at this event. However, the Xperia XA Ultra might not make the cut, especially since it was not part of the first batch of the series that Sony unveiled at last year’s MWC in Barcelona. Back then, it was only the Xperia XA, Xperia X and Xperia X Performance that were unveiled, with the XA Ultra coming up later in May 2016.