A rep for Sony made it sound like this will be a turning point for the Xperia line and that fingerprint sensors will stop being disabled in the United States from here on out. Assuming if Sony can retain the same pricing for the XA2/XA2 Ultra, these two can be serious contenders in the mid-range segment.
The Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra duo are powered by octa-core Snapdragon 630 processor and Android 8.0 Oreo. It's a sign that Sony might start taking the U.S. market more seriously - or at the very least, that it'll stand a bit more of a chance against competitors, rather than lacking a major and critical feature.
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra has 8-megapixel 120-degree super wide-angle dual front cameras, both of which have front-firing flash. Both screens are with Full HD resolution, which should be satisfying for most needs.
On the imaging front, both the XA2 and XA2 Ultra come with a 23MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.0. There is an 8MP front-facer that has a 120-degree wide-angle lens.
Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. Sony Xperia XA2 comes in silver, black, blue and pink, while the Xperia XA2 Ultra replaces to pink with gold and the Xperia L2 offers black, gold and pink hues. One of the biggest design changes is the movement of the fingerprint sensor from the side-mounted power button to the back - right underneath the camera lens. "We're targeting 2018 as a breakthrough year, and look forward to showcasing further innovations across the entire Xperia portfolio over the coming months", Hideyuki Furumi, EVP of Sony's global sales & marketing, said in a statement.
"The XA2 Ultra is small step up from the standard XA2 offering a larger 6" FullHD resolution display (which also runs edge-to-edge) as well as slightly more RAM with 4GB available. However, the Ultra version serves up a dual lens front-facing camera, with 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel snappers. The Xperia L2 is home to a 5.5-inch HD display (which Sony notably doesn't say is Full HD, suggesting 720p), and a 3,300 mAh battery, just like the one found in the XA2. The battery is a 3,300mAh unit with fast-charging capabilities for quick power top-ups.
And then there's the Xperia L2 - the unassuming entry-level Xperia, that grew out of the now defunct E-series.
The Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra are the successors of last year's launches Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra, while the Xperia L2 is a budget phone with 3 GB RAM and 5.5-inch display. This will come in Black, Gold and Pink colour options. No word on fast charging here, though. The Sony Xperia L2 is successor of the Xperia L smartphone which the company launched 2013.