Just a few months after unveiling the “Ultra Stylish” Xperia X, XA and X Performance, Sony, today introduced a premium addition to the Xperia X lineup of smartphones with Xperia XA Ultra. Like the yesteryears Xperia C5 Ultra, the new Xperia XA Ultra is also touted as the Selfie-centric smartphone.
The Xperia XA Ultra is all set to make things more exciting, by sporting a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. The C5 Ulta, on the other hand, features a 13-megapixel front shooter. The Xperia XA Ultra’s 16-megapixel front shooter boasts a Sony Exmor R sensor with 88-degree wide angle lens as well as OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and the “renowned low-light sensors technology” that Sony claims sharp, bright, blur-free shots every time.
The Xperia XA Ultra also features some selfie software features, called Gesture Shutter. The Gesture Shutter, which lets you take a picture with a hand gesture using the front-facing camera. There’s also front LED Flash to help give your selfies some more light. The rear camera on the Xperia XA Ultra is a 21.5-megapixel Exmor RS sensor (1/2.4″ sensor, 5x Clear Image Zoom, Auto-Scene Recognition) with LED flash and Hybrid Autofocus.
The Xperia XA Ultra’s metal body houses a huge 6-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS curved edge-to-edge display along with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 enhancements for exceptional picture quality. That’s up from the 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) screen found on the Xperia XA. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sony’s slightly customized UI on top.
Other Xperia XA Ultra specs include an Octa-core 64-bit MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a microSD slot on board (up to 200GB), dual SIM slots and 4G LTE connectivity. It also has a 2700mAh battery that can be quickly juiced up using Quick Charging tech that can give you enough charge for 5.5 hours of talk time in just 10 minutes. The device measures at 164.2 x 79.4 x 8.4 mm and weighs 190 grams.
Price & Availability:
The Sony Xperia XA Ultra comes in Black, White, and Lime Gold colors. Sony didn’t reveal any particular details regarding the rollout, but it said to start selling the devices from July 2016 and absolutely no word on pricing yet. Source
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