While Sony has been producing smartphones for the US market for quite some time now, not a single unit included a fingerprint sensor like their international counterpart. All of that is about to change with the company’s latest models, the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and the L2 – which will finally include fingerprint sensors for the first time in the United States market.
That being said, Sony’s latest announcements are mid-range devices. First up is the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra, which is the successor to last year’s XA1 and XA1 Ultra. One of the biggest changes between the two models is the move to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, instead of the MediaTek Helio. The smaller XA1 obtains a slightly larger screen, up to 5.2-inches compared to 5-inches. The display is still capped at a 720p resolution, however. When looking at the Ultra, it has a 6-inch 1080p screen.
Then there is the lower-end Xperia L2, which is the successor to the L1. It features a 5.5-inch 720p display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The device also runs Android Nougat, which can be seen as disappointing. However, there is an improved front-facing camera and a larger battery.
The Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 is expected to launch later this month or sometime in February. However pricing has not been confirmed at this point.
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