It is said that there’s a fair chance that Sony might unveiled the new generation of mid-range and budget of smartphone at CES 2018, with debuts next week, in Las Vegas, and the fact that some alleged official press renders have leaked on the web is a strong evidence.
The source of this information is very good, as Evan Blass has good “connections” in the industry. Still, the tipster also notes in an article posted on Venture Beat that the phone might very well not be unveiled at CES 2018, and kept for MWC 2018, which will be held in Barcelona, starting February 26th.
Anyway, he provided these renders and to be perfectly honest is disappointing. Not at the pictures, but what we get from them design-wise. Sony is adamant to keep its old, pretty much, unattractive design, which thick and generous bezels. Sure, on the sides the screens do go all the way to the edges, but there pretty far from the competition. I don’t think that Apple, Samsung or Huawei are leaders on this market for no reason, wright? If the guys at Cupertino realized that bezel-less smartphones are a good idea, than why is Sony so stuck with their outdated design? I really don’t have a clue!
Aside from the pics, Blass also shares some info about the specs. The mid-range models (XA2 and XA2 ultra) will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 chipsets (2,2GHz octa core CPU). The Xperia XA2 is said to sport a 5.2-inch Full HD display, and the same resolution will be found on the larger 6.0-inch XA2 Ultra.
Blass notes that both models’ memory configurations should be the same (4GB/64GB and 3GB/32GB RAM and storage for the XA2 Ultra and XA2, respectively). The XA2 is listed with a 21MP rear camera and a 7MP selfie cam. The XA2 Ultra is said to have the same rear camera configuration, but at the front we should find a dual 15MP selfie snapper.
The details about the budget model, the Xperia L2 aren’t as offering, aside the fact that its going to be shipped Android Oreo, as the mid-range models, the L2 is said to sport a 5.2-inch 720 HD display.