Sony has announced its first set of phones for 2018 at the ongoing CES. Sony’s new phones take a refreshed approach to design trying to give more modern look and feel.
The three phones that Sony announced are Xperia L2, Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra. Out these three, the Xperia L2 has a pretty basic specsheet while the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra are comparable to the likes of Moto G5S, Nokia 6 2018.
The Sony Xperia L2 comes with MediaTek 6737T chipset that’s paired with 3GB RAM. The Xperia XA2 and the bigger Xperia XA2 Ultra both run Snapdragon 630 chipset and have 3GB and 4GB RAM respectively. Sony has made sure all three phones get beefier batteries and anything less than 3,000 mAh in 2018 would be sham. So the Xperia L2 and Xperia XA2 get 3,300 mAh batteries whereas the Xperia XA2 Ultra gets a slightly bigger 3,580 mAh battery. The Xperia L2 gets a 5.5 inch HD display whereas the Xperia XA2 duo gets 5.2 inch and 6 inch FullHD displays.
In terms of camera, the Xperia L2 covers basics with its 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. The cameras on Xperia XA2s are far more interesting. Both of them get 23MP sensors which can shoot 4K and slow-mo videos and feature 84 deg wide angle lens. The Xperia XA2 gets an 8MP front camera. However, the XA2 Ultra has a dual front cameras with 16MP and 8MP sensors. The 16MP sensor also boasts OIS.
All of them get USB Type C and fingerprint sensors on the back.
There’s no mention of pricing yet. Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra will launch on Android 8.0 OreoTM shipping from February 2018, with Xperia L2 on Android 7.1.1 Nougat from late January 2018.