Jan 4th, 2018

Sony is preparing a new line of mid-to-low range Android device for 2018 and like clockwork, @evleaks is here to spill the beans. Before CES can even kick off, Evan Blass has gone ahead and leaked press renders for the Sony Xperia L2, XA2, and XA2 Ultra, shiny new followups to previous year’s L, XA, and XA Ultra.

The phones sport Sony’s trademark look — including dangerously thick bezels — only with the the fingerprint sensor moving to the back of the devices (as opposed to having one built into the power button). It seems both the XA2 and XA2 Ultra will be transitioning over to the Snapdragon 630 SoC and will have 1080p full HD displays. The only difference there is in the size, with the XA2 coming in at 5.2-inches, while the XA2 Ultra features a larger 6-inch panel.

Inside, we’re looking at 32GB/3GB RAM for the XA2 and 64GB/4GB for the XA2 Ultra. Rear camera is getting upgraded from previous year’s models with a new 21MP shooter for both devices. The difference lies in the front facing camera, with the XA2 featuring a 7MP sensor, while the XA2 Ultra gets a dual 15MP camera setup that can shoot 4K video.

Sony Xperia L2

Sadly, the Xperia L2 is the far less exciting device of the bunch, with the entry-level device featuring 5.2-inch, 720p display and possibly launching with Android Nougat. Typical ho-hum, low-end fare.

While all these devices do look relatively uninspired, it’s possible that Sony’s higher-end flagships will dawn a look more suitable with 2017 flagships and feature smaller bezels. This year’s L and XA isn’t giving us much hope.

It’s possible Sony could be unveiling all (or at least some) of these devices as soon as CES 2018 next week, or they could save them for Mobile World Congress as they’ve done in previous years. Stay tuned.

via Venture Beat

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