Sony Xperia XA Ultra is coming to the US and Canada to let you take "exceptional selfies"

Sony Xperia XA Ultra is coming to the US and Canada to let you take
Officially announced yesterday, the Sony Xperia XA Ultra is a large smartphone made with selfie lovers in mind. The handset is the world's first to feature a 16 MP front-facing camera with OIS (optical image stabilization) and LED flash, promising to let you take "exceptional selfies even when the sun goes down."

Sony didn't say how much the Xperia XA Ultra would cost, but it mentioned that the smartphone is going to be available starting July in select markets. It turns out that one of these select markets is the US, as the Xperia XA Ultra is already showing up on Sony Mobile's official US website (with a coming soon sign attached), alongside other members of the Xperia X family, including the regular Xperia XA. Most probably, Sony will sell the XA Ultra unlocked in the US, just like it's doing with all its recent handsets.

The Xperia XA Ultra will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, sporting a 6-inch edge-to-edge 1080p display, and being powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. Other notable features include a 21.5 MP rear camera (though this one doesn't have OIS), 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and up to 2 days battery life.

According to Mobile Syrup, Sony also confirmed that it's launching the Xperia XA Ultra in Canada sometime later this year. Once again, pricing details are missing. Let us know if you're planning to buy the Sony Xperia XA Ultra, and, if you do, tell us how much you think the phone should cost.


sources: Sony Xperia US, Mobile Syrup

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Xperia XA Ultra
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21.5 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio P10, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(11.9h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

$399, but knowing Sony, they'll price it at $599.

2. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

$399.99 if it had a fingerprint scanner and a MTK6797 or a snapdragon 652 and 32gb of internal storage on a base model. Right now as it is I wouldn't pay a penny over $250. But yea knowing Sony it will cost around $500

17. Airforce

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

EXACTLY MY POINT..most phones come with Fingerprint sensor why is Sony making a good phone look like we are still in the 1900's

3. Mobilephile

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

An spec'ed up C5 Ultra?

4. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Wait I just saw on GSM arena that the GPU is the Mali t880 mp2!! THE MP2!!!! And I thought the mp4 was a bad idea on all these new nice looking huawei devices. Nope nope nope not buying.

5. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

ARM Mali-T860 MP4 700MHz is from Kirin 950. Why you compare it with Helio P10? Mate 8 is not same level as XA Ultra.

7. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Sorry I miss read that you're right. Still pretty weak for a device we know Sony will overprice.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

1080p screen, helio P10, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, 2700mAh battery and main camera didnt have OIS... i'll pay $250 for that

11. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

We Sony fans wanted OIS for a long time, and then they only make a front camera with OIS... And who cares about selfies anyways. But still, I've got high hopes for their H2 flagship, it can't come soon enough.

12. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Only 3gb RAM? So you is becoming like Motorola.

13. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

a nice looking phone, hoping the price isn't too high

14. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I would love a 6 inch screen after finally giving up my Z Ultra for a Z5 Premium. But the specs are just too low range on this XA Ultra..

16. Parkitecture

Posts: 1; Member since: May 18, 2016

How do you like your Z5 Premium? I've been looking into getting rid of my Z Ultra for a comparable-sized phone but not sure I can handle going down to a 5.5 inch screen quite yet.

15. aipom

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Please come to Brazil

18. enzotarece

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Ppl don't get the xa ultra mix up with the z ultra it's not a replacement, xa Ultra is a c6 ultra selfie centered not the line of a z

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