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Sony’s XA Ultra takes 16-megapixel stabilized selfies1 min read

The 6-inch, nearly bezel-free device is all about the images.

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The stellar cameras are tucked above a 6-inch screen that seems a half-inch smaller, thanks to the edge-to-edge curved, 1080p display. Under the hood, there’s a middling MediaTek octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and 16GB storage (expandable up to 200GB of via a microSD slot). The battery is quick chargeable and uses new juicing tech to prolong its lifespan, and Sony claims up to two days on a charge. Unlike other Sony Xperia phones, it isn’t waterproof and lacks a USB-C charging port.

 

It’s odd to have stellar cameras in such a mildly-powered device, but Sony is trying to separate its mid-range phones from other brands by playing to its strength — imaging. As such, the cameras and screen may attract users whose lives revolve around the camera and social media but don’t want to pay for a flagship. So far, there’s no word on when it’s coming and for how much, but Sony plans a worldwide release.