Sony is working on the successor to last year’s Xperia XA1 Ultra smartphone. The mid-range phone has appeared in a leaked photo revealing details of its design. The smartphone recently got certified in Malaysia by SIRIM and was spotted on GFXBench under the model name Sony H4233.
According to the live image spotted by Slashleaks, Sony doesn’t seem to have changed much in terms of the design of the front panel in the new Xperia XA2 Ultra. However, the rear of the phone might come with quite a few tweaks. The camera placement at the rear has changed. In addition, the fingerprint sensor is placed at the rear of the phone. On the front are two cameras with LED flash, indicating that selfies would likely be the USP of the smartphone.
Apart from that, the smartphone is said to run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. Reports also suggest that the Sony will skip the stereo speakers in the XA2 Ultra.
Rumors in the past suggest that the smartphone will feature a 6-inch full HD screen and will be powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC clocked at 2.2GHz. There will be two variants of the smartphone with 32GB of internal storage and 64GB of internal storage, both paired with 4GB of RAM.
While the camera resolutions are currently unknown, leaks suggest that one of the front sensors is expected to be 16-megapixel, while that on the rear will be a 21-megapixel camera with LED flash. The rear camera will also be capable of shooting 4K videos.
In comparison, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is equipped with a 6-inch full HD display. It is powered by a MediaTek SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. For photography, it sports a 23-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection, laser autofocus and LED flash. Up front, is a 16-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization.
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