Sony Mobiles unveil Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 at CES 2018

Sony revamps mid-range w/ Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, adds new fingerprint sensor, metal design

Meanwhile the 8MP camera boasts a 120 degree field of view, allowing you to pack in a whole group of people for a selfie. As of today, Sony Mobile Australia has advised that only the Xperia XA2 will be heading down under.

There isn't a great choice of smartphones with screens this size at the sort of price point the Xperia XA2 will be pitched at, which means it may be able to carve out a nice niche for itself for those looking for an affordable Netflix/gaming device.

The 3,300 mAh battery and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform means you can do more of what you love for longer with smooth and speedy performance.

The Xperia XA2 and the Xperia XA2 Ultra are very similar devices, but the Ultra has a few more tricks up its sleeve.

"Our super mid-range product strategy started out as an exciting new idea based on bringing bold technologies to this section of the market in the most accessible way possible", said Hideyuki Furumi, EVP, Global Sales & Marketing, at Sony Mobile Communications. The 23-megapixel Sony Exmor RS rear camera is complemented by dual front-facing cameras, one with an 8-megapixel 120° wide-angle lens and a second with a 16-megapixel sensor and optical image stabilization. The smartphone packs a 5.5-inch HD display with 720x1280 pixel resolution and the display is made scratch resistant with a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass on top. On the front both smartphones have an 8MP ultra wide fixed-focus camera to get all your friends in the frame. Sony has bumped RAM up to 3GB and doubled the storage to 32GB, so the L2 has nothing to be ashamed of in those departments. Sony Xperia L2 will be available in single SIM and dual SIM modes in select markets, with three colour options: black, gold and pink.


Imaging is handled by the rear 23-megapixel camera and the front 8-megapixel sensor.

The rivalry is intense in the mid-range selfie smartphone race, but the Japanese tech giant aims to break into the competition with its Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 smartphones.

The Xperia XA2 boasts a 23-megapixel rear camera with a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor that is created to capture crystal-clear images in low light situations. Other differences include a 6-inch 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of storage, and a 3580mAh battery.

And then there's the Xperia L2 - the unassuming entry-level Xperia, that grew out of the now defunct E-series. The Xperia L2 is home to a 5.5-inch HD display (which Sony notably doesn't say is Full HD, suggesting 720p), and a 3,300 mAh battery, just like the one found in the XA2. Silver, black, blue and pink are your choices for the Xperia XA2. The Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra will launch in February.

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