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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra: 6-inch monster with Helio P20, 4GB RAM and 23MP-16MP camera

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Large 6-inch screen and an excellent camera are what you will get from Sony XA1 Ultra, and it is looking every bit as promising as ever.

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It has been a while since we got a chance to grab hold a 6-inch phablet. Therefore the word that Xperia XA1 Ultra is coming out soon was welcomed. They say that once you start using a large screen smartphone, or in this case a 6-inch monster – then you won’t settle for anything smaller.

What’s the fuss about the Xperia XA1 Ultra then? Check it out for yourself below:

  • 6-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~367 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-T880MP2 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 23MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, 24mm, phase detection and laser autofocus, and LED flash
  • 16MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture, 23mm, 1/2.6" sensor size, OIS, autofocus, LED flash and 1080p
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • Expected Q2 2017 release date

For starters, Xperia XA1 Ultra will provide us with precision-edge detailing, aluminium sides and 2.5D glass that give it a polished design, while the endless loop surface provides a comfortable fit. With its intimidating 6-inch size, you will need all the help possible to make it a pleasant experience in handling.

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That’s where it comes with a mini-display feature that lets you have an effortless single-hand interaction, so you never have to compromise convenience for style.

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Now that we have that covered, let’s move on to the performance side of things. Under the hood of the Xperia XA1 Ultra is the Helio P20 chipset paired with a fast octa-core processor, great graphics and 4GB RAM. This ensures that you have all the firepower needed to run all apps and games without any hiccups at all.

But the best part about the Xperia XA1 Ultra is definitely on its camera. The phablet boasts a state-of-the-art 23MP primary camera with Hybrid Autofocus, Exmor RS™ for a mobile sensor for low-light capture and a quick launch for flawless pictures in true-to-life colour. Even the selfie camera is excellent, with the 16MP selfie camera in charge. The optical image stabilisation and flash lets you take vivid and blur-free selfies every time. The Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor gives you sharp and clear selfies – even in low light condition. Another excellent feature is hand shutter, whereby showing the palm of your hand triggers a countdown to image capture, so getting the perfect selfie is becoming even easier. With the wide-angle selfie camera, you can be sure everyone stays in the picture and more of the background can be captured.

So many things and so many pictures that you will take, now it is time that you have enough storage available. Thankfully, there’s 32GB of internal storage available that you can easily expand up to 256GB via its microSD slot.

In terms of software, the Xperia XA1 Ultra will be running on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS right out of the box. This means you will get the best software and hardware moving in tandem.

Last but not least, there might be some concerns about the phablet’s battery life. With just a 2700 mAh battery available, it might struggle to last you a day if you are a heavy user. That’s where the Xperia XA1 Ultra comes with Qnovo Adaptive Charging that adjusts currents during charges, which prevents battery decline and adds to the lifespan of your battery. The Quick Charging feature then boosts your battery charge, for hours of power in minutes.

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Conclusion:

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra brings back the glory for large screen devices. Huge 6-inch screen with a sexy body to boot, great hardware, amazing camera and the latest operating system combines well.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is expected to be released in Q2 2017 and is said to be available in White, Black, Gold and Pink. There’s no official statement yet regarding its price, so stay tuned.

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