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Sony Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra announced at MWC

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra are two new midrange smartphones from Sony, announced at Mobile World Congress event happening in Barcelona. The XA1 and XA1 Ultra are successors to the Xperia XA smartphone released last year. Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra will roll out from Spring 2017 with Android N at launch and come in a choice of contemporary finishes White, Black, Pink and Gold. Both models have matching Style Cover Stands available in White and Black along with a range of complementary accessories.

Both Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra are powered by MediaTek Helio P20 chip. The XA1 comes with a 5″ 720p display and the XA1 Ultra comes with a huge 6″ 1080p FullHD display. Both the phones come with Android 7 Nougat onboard. XA1 comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage while the XA1 Ultra has 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB onboard storage.

Coming to optics, Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra comes with 23mp rear camera with Exmor RS sensor, Hybrid Autofocus, SteadyShot image stabilization. The front camera is rated at 8mp.

Xperia XA1

  • Colours Black, White, Pink, Gold (region specific)
  • Size 145 x 67 x 8mm
  • Processor MediaTek helio P20 Octa Core 64bit (Quad core 2.3GHz + Quad core 1.6GHz)
  • GPU Mali T880 MP2 900MHz
  • Weight 143 grams
  • Operating System Google™ Android™ N
  • Camera (Main)
    • 23MP
    • 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor
    • Hybrid Autofocus
    • 0.6s Quick Launch
    • Low-light photo: ISO6400
    • 24mm wide-angle F2.0 lens
    • 5x Clear Image Zoom
    • SteadyShot™
  • Camera (Front)           
    • 8MP
    • 1/4″ Exmor R for mobile™ for mobile image sensor
    • Low-light photo: up to ISO 3200
    • 23mm wide-angle lens F2.0
    • Autofocus
    • SteadyShot™
  • Display
    • 5” HD 720p
    • Image Enhance Technology
  • Design
    • Borderless edge-to-edge screen
  • Memory
    • 3GB
    • Up to 32GB
    • microSD™ card, up to 256GB
  • Battery
    • 2300 mAh
    • Qnovo Adaptive Charging
    • Stamina mode
    • Pump Express+ 2.0

Xperia XA1 Ultra

  • ColoursWhite, Black and Gold (Pink for regional variances only and not ranged in EU)
  • Size 165mm x 79mm x 8.1mm
  • Processor MediaTek helio P20 Octa Core 64bit (Quad core 2.3GHz + Quad core 1.6GHz)
  • GPU Mali T880 MP2 900MHz
  • Operating System Google™ Android™ N
  • Camera (Main)
    • 23MP
    • 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor
    • Hybrid Autofocus
    • 0.6s Quick Launch and Capture
    • 24mm wide-angle F2.0 lens
    • Low-light photo:ISO 6400
    • Low-light video: ISO 3200
    • 5x Clear Image Zoom
    • HDR for photos
    • SteadyShot™
  • Camera (Front)
    • 16MP
    • 1/2.6” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor
    • Low-light photo:ISO 6400
    • Low-light video: ISO 6400
    • 23mm wide-angle lens F2.0
    • OIS
    • Autofocus
  • Display
    • 6” Full HD 1080p (1920×1080 pixels)
    • Image Enhance Technology
    • Design Borderless edge-to-edge
  • Memory                      
    • 4GB
    • Up to 32 GB / 64 GB flash memory
    • microSD™ card, up to 256GB
  • Battery
    • 2700 mAh
    • Qnovo Adaptive Charging
    • Stamina mode
    • Pump Express+ 2.0

Camera expertise are taken from Sony’s digital camera division to deliver a leading rear camera for both XA1 and XA1 Ultra that offers 23MP high resolution with a large 1/2.3” Exmor™RS for mobile sensor, bright F2.0 lens and superior lowlight capability. You’re guaranteed a superfast journey from launch to capture in 0.6s and incredibly fast and accurate Hybrid Autofocus, so even the most spontaneous moments are always in focus.

Front cameras are the backbone of the selfie world and the 8MP, 23mm wide-angle lens on Xperia XA1 will let you capture all the action even in a group selfie without missing anyone out. The XA1 Ultra features a 16MP front camera with Optical Image Stabilizer to eliminate the effects of handshake and improve low-light selfies, plus a smart selfie flash to naturally illuminate your face.  Both models allow you to capture the perfect selfie easily with just a wave via the ‘Hand Shutter’ camera feature.

Edge-to-edge Beauty

The beautiful borderless design introduced in 2016 has been refined to create the illusion of a seamlessly never-ending surface whose curvature aids the perfect fit in your hand.  The edge-to-edge HD (720p) 5” screen on XA1 and Full HD (1080p) 6” screen on XA1 Ultra are supported by display technologies to deliver a crisp, sharp viewing experience.

Sony craftsmanship is clear to see with the diamond cut-like finish on top and bottom, along with the choice of materials such as the aluminium sides which create a rich feel in the hand.

With their power-efficient MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processors you get a quick and smooth experience, whether you browse the web, watch a video or play your favourite game.

Both XA1 and XA1 Ultra are designed to ensure a longer lasting performance over the smartphone’s lifetime. Qnovo Adaptive Charging monitors the battery’s health and adjusts charging current accordingly to avoid damage and maximise lifespan whilst Stamina Mode keeps your battery going for longer when you really need it the most by disabling some of the functions and extending the lifetime. Sony’s Smart Cleaner cleverly manages the performance and memory of your device by clearing the cache and unused apps automatically in order to attain the best speed and performance without degradation over time. Additionally both models support quick charging to give you hours of power in just a few minutes charging.

Making life easier

Xperia Actions is a new addition to the latest Xperia range including XA1 and XA1 Ultra that aims to learn your usage patterns to simplify your daily life by suggesting customisable settings and personalised recommendations. For example, when you go to bed your Xperia can learn your bedtime routine and automatically adjust the screen brightness and call volume.

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