Sony recently decided that it would prove itself to be all that and more in mobile, so it doesn’t necessarily surprise us that once comes the Xperia XA would come what we thought to be the Xperia C6 Ultra. Turns out, it’s the Xperia XA Ultra.
The phone builds upon the XA’s MediaTek Helio P10 processor and an expandable 16GB of storage, but bumped the RAM up to 3GB to power a whole lot more elsewhere — for instance, a 21.5-megapixel main camera with hybrid autofocus tracking, but not the “intelligent” tracking as promoted on the Xperia X. There’s also a six-inch, full HD display that takes up most of the device’s facade.
But the biggest selling point that benefits from the upgrade is the 16-megapixel selfie camera with an LED flash and optical image stabilization. Holy HTC 10, what? Jun Makino, who manages product experience marketing, said at the launch event that “your hands tend to shake when you are taking selfies with a big phone.” We figure that Sony put function into a market-determined form.
Unlike other Xperias, the XA Ultra will have no waterproofing, but does have fast charging tech.
The device will be sold in Black, White and Lime Gold starting in July. Market availability and, thus, pricing have yet to be announced.