MWC 2017: Sony’s Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra offer Nougat and 23MP rear cameras

“Sony’s new Xperia X series phones offer 23MP rear cameras with hybrid autofocus, quick launch and more”

At its MWC event in Barcelona today, Sony introduced the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs flagship smartphones. In addition, the brand has also added two new mid-range smartphones to its portfolio with the launch of the Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra. The new Xperias offer slim bezels on the sides and boot Android Nougat out of the box.

Sony XPeria XA1

The camera department on the new Sony Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra packs some impressive specs. They flaunt 23-megapixel cameras on the back with hybrid autofocus, 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS image sensors, 0.6 second quick launch, 24mm wide-angle f/2.0 lenses, along with features like 5X Clear Image Zoom and Steady Shot. For selfies, the Xperia XA1 gets an 8MP front snapper with autofocus and 23-mm wide-angle f/2.0 lens. The Xperia XA1 Ultra, on the other hand, gets a 16-megapixel front shooter with optical image stabilisation, selfie flash and a 23mm wide-angle lens with f/2.0 aperture.

As for the other specs, the Xperia XA1 features a 5-inch HD edge-to-edge display, and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 SoC, mated to 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of expandable storage, 4G LTE and a 2,300mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging, Stamina Mode and Pump Express+ 2.0. The colour options include black, white, pink and gold.

Sony XPeria XA 1 Ultra FB

The Xperia XA1 Ultra gets a bigger 6-inch full HD edge-to-edge display, and utilises the same SoC as the Xperia XA1. It comes with 4GB of RAM, 32GB and 64GB expandable storage variants, 4G LTE and a 2,700mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging, Stamina Mode and Pump Express+ 2.0 technology. The XA1 Ultra will be available in white, black and gold hues. The new deices will roll out globally starting Spring 2017, and the pricing will be revealed at the same time.

Akshay aka Techakko has been working with 91mobiles since 2012. Passionate about gadgets, he has a special interest in smartphones and games. The constant stream of news stories he writes is testament to his prowess as a human web crawler. A graduate in Computer Science, he dabbles as a game developer and competes in various gaming tournaments in his spare time. When he wants to take a break from the screen, he enjoys long rides on his Yamaha FZ-S.
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