Sony's new Xperia XA Ultra features a 16MP optically stabilized front facing camera

10:26:00 PM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

During MWC 2016, Sony unveiled the new Xperia X series which will officially replace the Xperia Z series as Sony'a flagship series of Android smartphones. Today, Sony is adding the biggest member to the Xperia X series. With a 6-inch display, the Xperia XA Ultra is the spiritual successor to the 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra from 2013.

Xperia XA Ultra Key Specifications

— 6-inch 1080P display
— Mediatek (MT6755) Helio P10 SoC
— 16GB expandable memory
— 21.5MP rear camera 
— 16MP front camera with OIS
— Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
— 2,700mAh battery
— 164.2 x 79.4 x 8.4mm
— 190g
— White, Black, Lime Gold

Size is not the main focus of the Xperia XA Ultra, the camera is the big focus. Specifically the front camera. Just like what HTC is doing with their HTC 10, Sony has combined a 16MP camera paired with OIS to produce blur free photos and better selfies in low light situations. Coupled with a smart selfie flash (AKA, front facing flash) on the front and a gesture shutter feature, the Xperia XA Ultra is the ultimate selfie phone.

Additionally, Sony also included their 21.5MP rear camera with the Hybrid autofocus system on the Xperia XA Ultra. With the less power hungry 1080P display, Sony says the Xperia XA Ultra can last up to 2 days with a single charge. It's also nice to know that Sony has included fast charging (not Quick Charge).

Sony will begin shipping the Xperia XA Ultra in select regions beginning July 2016 for an undisclosed price.