The flagship Xperia XZ Premium wasn’t the only new smartphone that Sony announced at the Mobile World Congress today in Barcelona. The Japanese company also announced the successor to the Xperia XZ, along with two new mid-range models.
The Xperia XZs features a 5.2-inch 1080p display with Sony’s Triluminos for mobile display technology and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core 64-bit SoC. While the processor under the hood is identical to the Xperia XZ, it does come with higher 4GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the Single SIM version comes with 32GB of internal memory while the Dual SIM model gets 64GB. At the rear, it packs the same 19MP Exmor RS camera as the Xperia XZ Premium. The sensor integrates Predictive and Laser autofocus technologies, along with an RGBC-IR sensor. For selfies, there is a 13MP camera on the front, paired with a 22mm wide-angle lens. The Xperia XZs goes on sale in April in Warm Silver, Ice Blue, and Black color options.
The Xperia XA1 Ultra features a 6” display with 1080p resolution and the same edge-to-edge design that we saw on its predecessor. Under the hood, it runs on the MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the smartphone will be available in 32GB and 64GB versions. The rear camera on the Xperia XA1 Ultra is a 23MP 1/2.3” unit with a 24mm f/2.0 aperture lens and SteadyShot stabilization. For selfies, the phablet is equipped with a 16MP 1/2.6” sensor on the front, coupled with a 23mm f/2.0 lens and a dedicated selfie flash. One area where the XA1 Ultra does not impress is battery life. Sony has equipped the phablet with only a 2700mAh capacity battery, with support for Qnovo Adaptive charging.
The Xperia XA1 features a smaller 5” display with 720p resolution. It runs on the same MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core SoC as the XA1 Ultra, but with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable onboard memory. The rear camera is identical to the one on the Xperia XA1 Ultra, while on the front it gets an 8MP sensor with a wide-angle f/2.0 lens. The battery inside the Xperia X1 is a 2300mAh, with support for Qnovo Adaptive Charging tech. Both the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra run on Android Nougat out of the box and are expected to be released “early summer”.