Published: Fri, January 05, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Sony to refresh their processors for its mid-range Xperia phones

Sony to refresh their processors for its mid-range Xperia phones

Sony does not seem to want to come late for the flagship leak party, as new computer-aided design (CAD) renders of the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra have been leaked to the public online. The back houses a single rear camera with LED flash and just beneath it, you will find the fingerprint sensor. First, you can see the fingerprint scanner (Sony smartphones it's usually built into the power button on the side). Coming to the Xperia XA2, the smartphone features the same design language, though the dual front cameras are missing.

There's speculation that Sony will introduce these new smartphones at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show up next week, or decide to hold it off until the MWC 2018 in February.

The Xperia XA2 will sport a newer 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display, while the Xperia XA2 Ultra is expected to borrow the 6-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display from its predecessor. The memory configuration remains the same, 3GB of RAM paired with 32GB of inbuilt storage.

As far as the specs are concerned, the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra are all set to feature an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor which has been clocked at 2.2GHz.

As for the entry-level Xperia L2, details are scarce at this point. It's also getting an updated 21-megapixel rear camera that's 4K-capable and a 7-megapixel front camera. The device will, reportedly, have dual 15MP front-facing cameras, which will be capable of capturing videos at 4K, whereas the rear camera will remain the same as the previous iteration. The design of Xperia L2 is inspired from current gen Xperia smartphones. The device will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The VentureBeat report mentions that it will retain the previous 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display from a year ago, and might ship with Android Nougat.

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