Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra with Helio P20 processor & Android 7.0 Nougat: Specs & Price

The mobile world is set to be treated to another mobile device off the Sony X series as the mobile company has announced a successor to its Xperia XA Ultra, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra.

Sporting the same display and battery capacity as its predecessor, the smartphone still features certain changes particularly as it is to be powered by the 2.3GHz Helio P20 processor while running on the Android 7.0 OS. Just in case you a selfie freak, then this is the ideal smartphone for you. Its 23MP and 16MP rear and front camera respectively coupled with several other features are nothing short of impressive.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Specifications, Review and Highlights

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra colours

Display & Design

The Xperia XA1 Ultra sports a 6-inch IPS LCD display with its scratch-resistant screen offering a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels just like its predecessor, Xperia XA Ultra. The device possesses an all-metal body and will be released in White, Pink, Gold and Black colours making it all the more pleasing to the eyes.

Storage & Processor

The smartphone carries a 4GB RAM backed up by a 32GB or 64GB internal memory which could as well be expanded to 256GB using a MicroSD card. The Helio P20 Octa-Core processor which has a clock frequency of 2.3GHz will power the device and is graphics will be handled by the ARM Mali T880 GPU.

Camera

This is where everything becomes so beautiful. In the world of the Xperia XA1 Ultra, the rear camera is a 23MP shooter with LED Flash, 1/2.3″ Exmor RS sensor, hybrid auto focus and its 16MP front camera is also nothing short of impressive.

Battery & Connectivity

One feature that does not quite impress is its 2700mAh non-removable battery which at least should have had more capacity. Nonetheless, the smartphone supports fast battery charge. The Xperia XA1 Ultra comes with a USB Type-C port that supports USB On-The-Go to foster faster file transfer and battery charge. Other connectivity features include; GPS, NFC.

Software & Hardware

The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra will run on Android 7.0 (Nougat). One remarkable addition is the presence of a camera button on the right side of the smartphone.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Full Phone Specifications

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

General

Device Brand  Sony
Model  Xperia XA1 Ultra
Announced 2017, February
Released
Status Announced (No price details)

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GHz – SIM 1& SIM 2 (G3212, G3226)
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 GHz – G3221, G3212

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS)/ 1900 / 2100 GHz – G3223

4G Network LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 28(700), 29(700), 66(1700/2100) – G3223

 

LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – G3226

SIM Type Dual Standby, Nano / microSD Slot
SIM Count Dual SIM(Hybrid)

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 300/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 165 * 79 * 8.1mm
Weight 188g
Build Metal Unibody Design.
Colors White, Black, Pink and Gold

Display

Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.0 inches
Resolution 1080 * 1920 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~367 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Scratch -resistant glass (>9H)
Features Multitouch, Image enhance technology
Secondary Display n/a

Camera


Primary 23MP
Properties f/2.0aperture
Image Yes
Video 2160p HD Video
Features Autofocus, touch focus, smile detection, panorama, HDR, 1/2.3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, phase detection
Flash Yes, LED flash (Primary) (Secondary)
Secondary 16MP
Properties f/2.0aperture, 1/2.6″ sensor size, OIS

Software

Operating System Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
User Interface n/a
Java Support n/a
Skype n/a
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Chipset 64-bit MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20
CPU Octa-Core 2.3 GHz
GPU Mali T880 MP2
RAM (Memory) 4GB RAM
Internal Storage 32/ 64 GB
Card Slot Expandable up to 256 GB (microSD)
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Compass
Controls

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, LE
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes; USB v2.0 USB Type-C 1.0, USB On-the Go
GPS Yes, GPS + A-GPS + GLONASS
NFC Yes
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a
Fast Charging Yes (Pump Express+ 2.0)

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion
Capacity 2700mAh
Placement Non-removable
Standby 658hr(2G), 708hr(3G)
Talk Time 13hr(2G), 12hr(3G)
Music Play

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Media

Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree Yes, 3.5mm Jack, active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other Features

– MP4/H.265/Xvid player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Availability and Price of Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra in China

There are currently no details as regards the pricing of the Xperia XA1 Ultra. It’s expected to be available for sale sometime between March and June.

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