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Sony officially announced the new Xperia XA-Ultra, a Selfie-centric handset with 16 Megapixel front camera with LED flash

cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( May 22, 2016 )    |    Mobile, News


Like it’s a coincidence, Sony officially announced the new Xperia XA-Ultra, a mid-range device from Sony that’s going to replace the recently ceased Xperia C series which may be at par with the latter.

The new Xperia XA-Ultra comes with a huge 6-inch edge-to-edge screen in full-HD resolution resulting to a crisp 367 ppi pixel density display. Comparing to other Xperia X variants, the Xperia XA-Ultra does come with the same aesthetics, however the mid-ranger device is built with a metal frame that is something a welcome offering for such a device.

On the inside, it is rather equipped with an interesting piece of hardware as it includes a 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 MT6755 Octa-Core processor along with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot for memory expansion of up to 200GB microSD cards.


Like the Xperia C, mobile photography enthusiasts will be delighted to know how the new Xperia XA-Ultra will carry over the legacy of the Xperia C. Equipped with both front and back cameras, the handset features a 21.5 Megapixel shooter on the back along with Hybrid Autofocus function. On the front is a high-resolution and we bet it’s even more than just your average front facing camera with a 16 Megapixel image sensor. Both sensors are assisted with a built-in LED flash for a better perspective on nearby objects especially on low light conditions.

With an LED flash up front, Selfie lovers will not have to complain over saturated or dark photos as they will now enjoy a crisp, clear and detailed images from their Selfies. In addition to that, both camera modules is equipped with Optical Image Stabilization feature (OIS) plus the front camera features Gesture Shutter for a more convenient way to take your next self-portrait.

The Xperia XA-Ultra boots Android (6.0) Marshmallow out of the box with Sony’s own customization on top and is supported by an oddly modest 2700 mAh embedded battery. However, Sony claims that it could stand up to 2 days on a single charge but that’s on paper, we’re yet to see how accurate Sony’s claim to be when it becomes available in the market. But if the need to get juiced up should come in a very important time, The new handset supports Quick Charging which then gives users at around 5.5 hours of phone user on a 10 minute quick charge. Quick Chargers will be sold separately as an accessory, so you’ll need a bit of an extra funds to get the feature.

So the handset will launched in July and will be available in these following color options:Black, White and Lime Gold color options. Prices will be revealed as soon as they become available in our local stores.