Unfortunately, Sony is yet to confirm that particular "upgrade", and we know nothing about the official price tags of any of the three Android handhelds launched today. But whatever, biometric security in the form of a fingerprint sensor has finally arrived on the Xperia line, starting the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra. The XA2 comes with only one variant with 3GB RAM. Previously, all Sony devices in the US had them disabled at launch. Like last year's models, they sport a metal chassis that's sleek yet rugged.
This is a flash hands on review to give you the chance to see what the phone is all about as soon as possible. Sony Xperia L2 will be available in single SIM and dual SIM modes in select markets, with three colour options: black, gold and pink.
No local pricing or availability for the Xperia XA2 has been announced as yet, with the announcements for that coming closer to launch.
Unlocking is made easy with the one-touch rear fingerprint sensor - integrated into the smooth metallic back panel. This should fall naturally under your fingertip when you pick up the device.
Sony has increased both the resolution and the size of the display on the XA2. It features an edge-to-edge 6-inch 1080p display. The Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra may respectively cost around $300 and $370.
The Sony Xperia XA2 is the successor of the a year ago launched Xperia XA and comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display with 1080x1920 pixel resolution and Sony's Image Enhance technology.
The 3580mAh battery of the Ultra is larger than the 3300mAh cell of the normal Xperia XA2, although we're hoping for over a full day of use in either case. As usual, Sony is still bundling its Battery Care and Qnovo Adaptive Charging for a quicker charge while preserving its overall battery lifespan. The change is likely an improvement, but it may also serve as a hint of what's to come for premium Sony smartphones. The smartphone is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. On the rear, it has the same 23MP rear camera module as with the Xperia XA2. It contains the Snapdragon 630 chipset, 23-megapixel rear camera, and Android 8.0 Oreo.
In the camera segment, the XA2 features a 23MP rear shooter with 4K video recording capability and slow-motion at 120fps.
However, the selfie setup is quite different.
Both offer wide angle 8-megapixel front facing cameras, but with its 120-degree super-wide lens, the XA2 again takes things up to the next level, allowing you to fit more people and background into your selfies. The primary 16-megapixel camera sensor also supports sensitivity of ISO 6400 in addition to the default ISO 3200 on the secondary 8-megapixel camera sensor.