It’s not often we talk about Sony, but if you are a Sony fan who has been following the Xperia phone lineup, you’re probably wishing for a refresh in design right about now. Per the latest photos released by Slashleaks a few days ago, the latest Sony smartphone in the company’s Xperia XA-series will probably disappoint as it looks like changes are mostly under the hood.
The Xperia XA-series of phones can be categorized as a mid-tier segment offering from Sony with the Ultra model always being the largest in the lineup. While aesthetically it borrows from siblings, its specs and camera are definitely mid-range. This is not a bad thing; Sony is just trying to cover all bases in the market and their XA phones make sure this gets accomplished.
From a design standpoint, however, Sony seems to still live in its own bubble. The block-like design language with huge top and bottom bezels has appeared on supposed Xperia XA2 Ultra leaks, despite an earlier report mentioning that a new design was inbound. 2017 was the peak when companies were racing to dish out phones with almost zero bezel, so one may not help but scratch their head as to why Sony has failed to match current trends. Style is definitely preferential, don’t get me wrong. There are some folks out there who dig the Xperia design and in fairness to the Sony XA2 Ultra, the side bezels shown in the leak are pretty thin. As reported here, change is still possible.
Spec-wise, the Sony XA2 Ultra is said to have a Snapdragon 630 processor to run the show alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone could boast a 6-inch screen with a 1080p resolution and come with a 21MP main camera at the back.
It’s yet to be confirmed whether Sony XA2 Ultra will be announced during CES 2018 next week, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Hopefully something good is in store.