Its Bye Bye Bezels On Sony’s New Mid-Range XA1 And XA1 Ultra

Sony launched a complete new series of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2017 and caught the limelight. The series included the Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1, and Xperia XA1 Ultra. The Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs are versions of the Xperia XZ series and the Xpera XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra are heirs to the Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra smartphone which were launched in 2016.

We all know that the Xperia XZ series are the premium range of smartphones whereas the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra are targeted towards the lower-end of the market. The design layout of the new XA1 smartphones is more or less similar to the previous versions of the Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra. The display which is the core feature of the Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra series has the same edge-to-edge design with almost no bezels on both the side but the phones continue to have prominent bezels on top as well as bottom.

The Xperia XA1 Ultra has a bigger display as compared to Xperia XA1 which is a 6-inch full-HD display of 1080×1920 pixels. The phone is mechanized with a 64-bit MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core (quad core 2.3GHz + quad core 1.6GHz) SoC with Mali T880 MP2 900MHz GPU and offers a RAM of 4GB. The handset comes in two variants which are a 32GB and a 64GB internal storage capacity, which can be expanded up to 256GB through a microSD card slot. The device is equipped with a 2700mAh battery.

The Xperia XA1 comes with a 5-inch HD display of 720×1280 pixels and runs on an octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 processor integrated with a RAM of 3GB. The device comes only in one variant which offers an internal storage capacity of 32GB which can be expanded up to 256GB through a microSD card slot. Most of the other specifications are more or less same in both the phones. The device packs a 2300mAh battery

The major highlight of the new Xperia XA1 smartphones are their cameras. Both the phones offer a 23-megapixel primary camera with Exmor RS image sensor, hybrid autofocus, 24mm wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, 5x zoom, and HDR mode. At the same time, the Sony Xperia XA1 has an 8-megapixel selfie camera without front flash or OIS and opposed to that the Xperia XA1 Ultra offers a 16-megapixel secondary camera with Exmor RS sensor, front flash, 23mm wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, OIS, and autofocus.

Coming to the connectivity features of both the phones, both are compatible with LTE (4G), LTE Cat6/4, GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), and UMTS HSPA+ (3G). Both the smartphones will be available sometime in Spring in various colours like Gold, Pink, White, Black and will support Android 7.0 Nougat.

XA1 And XA1 Ultra

 

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by techtalks @TechTalks May 30, 2017 11:28 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Leave a Reply to Lionel Gurjao Cancel reply

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi