Snapdragon 630-powered Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra apparently in the works
Although many consider the design of the Sony Xperia handsets to be outdated, most smartphones and phablets of this iconic Japanese brand still have at least one or two strong points. In most cases, buying a Sony Xperia is worth it due to the display and camera setup, although these devices are quite expensive considering their raw processing power (or benchmark scores, for those who take them into account when deciding what to buy).
The Sony device labeled H4233 has recently been spotted on SIRIM, the Malaysian product certification body. Nothing special about this, especially since there are no details to talk about, but the H4233 also visited GFXBench back in September.
Fortunately, the GFXBench visit revealed quite a few details: 6-inch full HD display (probably the same as that of the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra), Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage. A 15 MP camera for selfies and a 21 MP main image shooter should also fill in some blanks. At last, the logical operating system choice is Android 8.0 Oreo.
For now, all the above should be taken with a grain of salt, but an official announcement should be out before we know it. The Mediatek MT6757-powered Xperia XA1 Ultra and the smaller Xperia XA1 were both introduced back in February during MWC 2017, so it would not be a surprise to see their successors follow the same pattern. On the other hand, we also hope to get at least a preview next month at CES 2018, but that remains to be seen.