Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra And Xperia L2 Price Revealed
At the recently concluded CES 2018, Sony took to stage to unveil its three new mid-range and budget smartphones, the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2. While the specifications and key features of the devices were chared by the company, there was no word on their pricing. Now, all the three smartphones are up for pre-orders in the US and UK which reveals the pricing of all the three smartphones.
The Sony Xperia XA2 is priced at US $350 (Rs. 22,260 approximately), Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is priced at US $450 (Rs. 28,620 approx.) while the Xperia L2 will retail for US $250 (Rs. 15,900 approx). If and when these smartphones make their way to India, the pricing could be similar to their US price if Sony wants to compete with other brands in the overcrowded budget and mid-range segment.
Sony Xperia L2
The Sony Xperia L2 branches out from the now defunct Xperia E series.
The Xperia L2 has a 5.5-inch display with a 1280 x 720 px resolution.
Under the hood, the smartphone has the MediaTek MT6737T chipset, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage which will be expandable via a microSD card. The fingerprint sensor has now been moved to the back of the phone and is placed centrally, right below the camera.
Powering the smartphone is a 3300 mAh battery but there is no word on fast-charging support yet. In a move similar to Samsung’s, the Xperia L2 will run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
The Sony Xperia L2 has a 13MP camera on the back and an 8MP camera with a wide-angle lens on the front.
Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra
The two mid-range offerings from Sony, the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra will start shipping in February.
The Xperia XA2 has a 5.2-inch display while the XA2 Ultra has a 6-inch display but, both the devices have a 1920 x 1080 px resolution.
Under the hood, both the devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset and have the Adreno 508 GPU. The Xperia XA2 has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which is expandable via microSD (hybrid slot on the dual SIM XA2). The larger XA2 Ultra has 4GB of RAM and two storage options of 32GB and 64GB. Thanks to the big bezels and a massive footprint of the device, Sony has provided a dedicated SIM card slot for both the single SIM and dual SIM models.
The XA2 features a 3,300mAh battery as compared to the XA1’s 2,300mAh unit, while the XA2 Ultra is powered by a 3580mAh. Both of the devices will also support QuickCharge 3.0 via a USB Type-C port. Unlike a lot of Sony devices, the fingerprint sensor now sits on the back of the devices just below the camera module.
Both the smartphones have a 23MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture. To the front of the Xperia XA2 is an 8MP camera with a wide-angle lens. The Xperia XA2 Ultra has a dual-camera setup on the front, as it has a 16MP camera with OIS along with the 8MP wide-angle lens.
Sony still hasn’t announced its plans of launching these devices in Asian markets such as India and again, it will have to price these devices competitively to compete with the likes of Xiaomi Mi A1, Honor 7X and the Moto X4.