Sony is a well-known tech giant from Japan. This company is doing great in a number of tech sectors, but mobile business is not one of them. The company has been having issues with smartphone sales for quite some time now, and they’re trying to change things up a bit in order to change that. Sony has introduced two new smartphones during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona back in February, the Xperia X and Xperia XA. We haven’t heard much from Sony Mobile since then, until the company decided to release a new phablet, read on.
The company has introduced their new Xperia XA Ultra phablet two days ago. This is a 6-inch phablet which belongs in the upper mid-range sector, at least based on its specifications, which we’ll talk more about soon. We still don’t know how much will this phablet cost once announced, but we now know that it will be available in select markets starting in July. The device will be available in the US starting in July, and it will roll out to Canada later this year (sometime this summer), at least according to the latest info. The Xperia XA Ultra will be accompanied by its smaller sibling, the Xperia XA, a smartphone which will also be available in both US and Canada. Chances are these two devices will be unlocked once they become available in the US and Canada, similar to the devices that are available at the moment.
The Xperia XA Ultra features a 6-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. The device is fueled by the Helio P10 (MT6755) 64-bit octa-core processor, along with the Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. The 21.5-megapixel snapper is placed on the back of this phablet, and a 16-megapixel OIS camera can be found up front. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will come pre-installed on the Xperia XA Ultra, along with Sony’s custom UI, of course. The 2,700mAh battery will also be a part of this package, though it won’t be removable. The device comes in White, Graphite Black and Lime Gold color options, though we still don’t know if all those variants will be available in the US and Canada. The Xperia XA Ultra measures 164.2 x 79.4 x 8.4mm, while it weighs 190 grams.