Last couple months, Sony announced new series, the X, X Performance, and XA series. Though Sony said that those are mid-class phones, the price is quite controversial.
Now we are talking other Sony’s phones in this mid of year. The Xperia XA Ultra officially available to pre-order in some countries especially the UK. It brings large screen, 6.0 inch. The design is quite similar with the regular XA.
The other two are the successor of Xperia C and E series. Based on the benchmark leak, Sony will launch what so called Xperia C6 and E5 soon enough.
The Xperia C6 probably still concern on the camera sector especially the selfie camera. As for the E5, it will be the choice for entry-level phone from Sony. The price probably will quite as close as the previous E series.
The C6 uses smaller screen compared with the previous gen. Both C6 and E5 will use 4.6 inch screen with FHD and HD resolution. The C6 equipped by MediaTek Helio SoC, same with E5 that also use MediaTek SoC but with much more regular type.
Sure both C6 and E5 will uses Android 6.0 marshmallow as standard.
Here are more specifications and features of Xperia C6 and E5 based on GFXBench
Xperia C6 Specs (Sony F3216):
OS: Android 6.0
Display: 4.6″, 1920 x 1080 Pixels, Touchscreen
CPU: MediaTek MT6755, Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex A53
RAM: 2 GB
Storage: 16 GB
Back Camera: 21 MP, Autofocus and LED Flash
Front Camera: 16 MP
Xperia E5 Specs (Sony F3311):
OS: Android 6.0
Display: 4.6″, 1280 x 720 Pixels, Touchscreen
CPU: MediaTek MT6735, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A53
RAM: 1.5 GB
Storage: 16 GB
Back Camera: 13 MP, Autofocus and LED Flash
Front Camera: 5 MP
As for the XA Ultra, it already clear about the specs as well as the price. Here are the XA Ultra Specs:
BODY: 164 x 79 x 8.4 mm (6.46 x 3.11 x 0.33 in), 202 g (7.13 oz)
DISPLAY: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 6.0 inches (~76.6% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels (~367 ppi pixel density), Scratch-resistant glass
OS: Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset: Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
MEMORY: 16 GB Storage, 3 GB RAM, microSD up to 200 GB (dedicated slot)
CAMERA: Primary 21.5 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, 1/2.4″ sensor size, 1080p@30fps, HDR
Secondary Camera: 16 MP, 1/2.6″ sensor size, autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 1080p
COMMS: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot – Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, aptX – GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS – NFC – FM radio, RDS
USB: microUSB v2.0, USB Host
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
BATTERY : Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh, Talk time Up to 13 h (2G) / Up to 12 h (3G)
Colors: White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold
Price: About 380 EUR
If we look closer, the most interesting from Xperia XA Ultra is the front camera which is equipped with OIS or optical IS. It will helps us to take clear and superb selfie photo or video. Not only that, the front camera also has autofocus and LED Flash. Those feature of XA Ultra can make this phone as one of the best selfie camera phone right now.
The Xperia X series now still focus on specific market only. In other countries especially developing countries, there are no news or leaks about Xperia X series launch time. We are maybe not understand how Sony will run the mobile division this year. I still hope Sony will make big innovation to attract consumer. I always love Sony, but for the mobile phone, I just don’t understand about several things.
Come on Sony, make brilliant moves this year. Where is the next Z?
Well, actually I already attracted to that Xperia XA Ultra anyway.