Sony Xperia XA Ultra is unique not for its 16-megapixel selfie camera, but for its OIS

sony-xperia-xa-ultra-e1463449608785Sony recently decided that it would prove itself to be all that and more in mobile, so it doesn’t necessarily surprise us that once comes the Xperia XA would come what we thought to be the Xperia C6 Ultra. Turns out, it’s the Xperia XA Ultra.

The phone builds upon the XA’s MediaTek Helio P10 processor and an expandable 16GB of storage, but bumped the RAM up to 3GB to power a whole lot more elsewhere — for instance, a 21.5-megapixel main camera with hybrid autofocus tracking, but not the “intelligent” tracking as promoted on the Xperia X. There’s also a six-inch, full HD display that takes up most of the device’s facade.

But the biggest selling point that benefits from the upgrade is the 16-megapixel selfie camera with an LED flash and optical image stabilization. Holy HTC 10, what? Jun Makino, who manages product experience marketing, said at the launch event that “your hands tend to shake when you are taking selfies with a big phone.” We figure that Sony put function into a market-determined form.

Unlike other Xperias, the XA Ultra will have no waterproofing, but does have fast charging tech.

The device will be sold in Black, White and Lime Gold starting in July. Market availability and, thus, pricing have yet to be announced.

Sony Xperia XA
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NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2016, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2016, May
BODY Dimensions 143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9 mm (5.65 x 2.63 x 0.31 in)
Weight 137.4 g (4.83 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches (~71.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 4 fingers
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T860MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features 1/3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP, 1/4″ sensor size, autofocus, 1080p, HDR
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio, RDS
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 560 h (2G) / Up to 603 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 10 h (3G)
Music play Up to 55 h
MISC Colors White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold, Rose Gold
Price group 6/10

Source: CNET , PocketNow, GSMArena
Image: GSMArena

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