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Sony's mid-range phones will reportedly use Snapdragon processors this year

05 January 2018
Sony's mid-range phones will reportedly use Snapdragon processors this year

These phones are expected to be the latest low-budget and mid-range smartphone offering from the Japanese electronics giant. And to do that it is planning to launch at least three new smartphones in 2018, reports Venturebeat. Now, some new renders have emerged online that reveals some key design language about the upcoming smartphones.

On the specifications front, both the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra will feature octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. However, now, thanks to Venture Beat, we can take a look at press renders of the new handsets - most likely, Sony will use these to promote the three phones once it announces them.

As you can see, the front XA2 Sony Xperia Ultra looks familiar and not much different from its predecessor. The Sony XA2 is rumored to get a 21MP rear-facing camera paired with a 7MP front-facing camera, and the Xperia XA2 Ultra will reportedly have a 21MP rear camera along with a pair of 15MP front-facing cameras.

The most interesting change sees Sony drop its long-running power button fingerprint sensor for a circular rear scanner under the camera lens.

Source VentureBeat
Source VentureBeat

From the renders, it's hard to make heads-or-tails of the dual front-facing selfie shooters. Based on recent GFX Bench listings of the smartphone, the alleged XA2 is seen sporting a 21MP rear camera supporting 4K video recording. In terms of memory, the Xperia XA2 will ship with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The successor to Xperia L will be officially unveiled as Xperia L2.

The upcoming XA2 is rumored to boost its screen size from five inches to 5.2-inches while maintaining its 1080p screen resolution. Both the XA2 and the XA2 Ultra will run Android Oreo.

Coming to the third phone - which is the Xperia L2 - Sony may not include Oreo - instead, the phone may come with Android Nougat.