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MWC 2017 | Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra now official

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Android phablet with 6-inch display and 16 MP front camera
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
These two successors of last year's Xperia XA handsets come with Android Nougat, using a MediaTek Helio P20 processor, as well as the impressive 23 MP Sony Exmor RS sensor for the main camera.

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Last year's Sony Xperia XA handsets have just received two successors. The Japanese company has just revealed the Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra, both with overall mid-range features but a top-of-the-line main camera.

These are the highlights of these two new Sony handsets:

  • Xperia XA1 - 5-inch 720p, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 8 MP front camera, 2,300 mAh
  • Xperia XA1 Ultra - 6-inch full HD, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage, 16 MP front camera with optical stabilization, 2,700 mAh

In addition to the above, there are a lot of common specs - MediaTek Helio P20 processor, 23 MP main camera with 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor, microSD support up to 256 GB, Android Nougat.

The new Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra feature multiple Sony-exclusive enhancements, such as stamina mode for improved battery life, Qnovo Adaptive Charging, and Xperia Actions (provides custom settings suggestions based on the user's habits).

Both handsets are expected to hit the market this spring in white, black, pink, and gold. There is no detailed information on pricing and launch dates yet, but we will keep you posted.

Sony Xperia XA1 Android smartphone with 5-inch display and MediaTek Helio P20 processor
Sony Xperia XA1 Android smartphone
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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Android phablet
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Codrut Nistor, 2017-02-27 (Update: 2017-04-11)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.