"Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra are no different, with leading front camera technology first seen in our flagship XZ line", said Hideyuki Furumi, EVP, Global Sales & Marketing, at Sony Mobile Communications, in a statement. The handsets feature mid-range specs including the Snapdragon 630 processor, but high-end materials and impressive cameras.
If you are eagerly waiting for the announcement of Sony's latest high-end smartphones at CES 2018 later this month, you might be in for some disappointment. All-screen designs are the latest craze in smartphones right now, so what makes Sony's claim freaky?
The XA2 has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, there is also a microSD card slot for expansion.
The XA2 will have a 5.2-inch 1080p display, while the XA2 Ultra will have a 6-inch screen with the same resolution.
Both the models are expected to carry 4GB of RAM and 64GB of default storage capacity.
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The reduced top and bottom bezels will do little to appease critics of Sony's staid design, but other features like the new fingerprint sensor might serve as a hint of what's to come from Sony.
We are also looking at a 23MP rear-facing camera with a 1/2.3-inch sensor with hybrid AP, 0.6s quick launch, 5x Clear Image Zoom, and Sony's SteadyShot feature that will help stabilize the camera in photos and videos. The XA2 and XA2 Ultra will come in 3 GB / 32 GB and 4 GB / 63 GB variants. The sales open in February.
The L2 will keep the 5.2-inch 720p screen from the L1, and might even ship with Nougat instead of Oreo. The light is kept on by a rather generous 3,300 mAh battery and Sony's Stamina Mode will make sure you get every last minute of use out of it. Sony loves to put an emphasis on the camera when designing a new phone and the L2 is no exception. In terms of the imaging chops, there is a super wide-angle 8MP front shooter as well as a 13MP F2.0 rear camera present in the L2.
The Xperia L2 is the third new phone Sony unveiled on Monday.
There is no word on the pricing of any of the phones.
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One other semi-mysterious detail about the Zuma mission is that it shares a name with Jacob Zuma, the President of South Africa. This video shows the 229-foot-tall (70-meter) Falcon 9 rocket taking off from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad at 8 p.m.