Sony might be announcing three new phones at CES 2018

The Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra are already Sony's third-gen XA phones. The fingerprint scanner is located just below the camera module on the back side. The top and bottom speakers out front are also visible as are the volume controls plus the power button on the right, Sony may have skipped the fingerprint sensor, which was earlier seen on the power button.

There's a slight chance all three phones will be revealed at CES next week, but an MWC launch in February is more likely, especially considering the images have the date Sunday 25 February in their displays. Both handsets should sport 1080p screens in different sizes: 5.2 inches on the Xperia XA2, and 6 inches on the Xperia XA2 Ultra. There will be dual 15-megapixel selfie sensors on the Xperia XA2 Ultra, according to Evan Blass. Specifically, the XA2 is listed with a 21MP, 4K-capable rear camera and 7MP front-facing selfie cam.

The Xperia XA2 may possibly arrive with a decent 3GB of RAM paired with 32GB of internal storage, while the Xperia XA2 Ultra will be more premium with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal or native storage. The company is also expected to introduce a low-range smartphone, the Xperia L2. The biggest change will be the Xperia XA and XA Ultra's apparent switch to Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processors instead of MediaTek processors, as spotted by VentureBeat, which also acquired leaked pictures of the phones. The device will, reportedly, have dual 15MP front-facing cameras, which will be capable of capturing videos at 4K, whereas the rear camera will remain the same as the previous iteration.

Less is known about the entry-level Xperia L2 (pictured above and below), other than the fact that it will maintain its predecessor's 5.2-inch, 720p display size and resolution - and that, unlike the Android Oreo-equipped Xperia XA2 duo, it may still ship with the older Android Nougat.

  • Joey Payne