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Sony Xperia XA1 and L1 are launching in the US next month

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Sony Xperia XA1 and L1 are launching in the US next month
Not long after Sony released the Xperia XZs in the US, the company is now getting ready to start selling other two new smartphones stateside - the Xperia XA1 and Xperia L1.

Unlike the XZs, which is a high-end, pricey product, both the Xperia XA1 and Xperia L1 are mid-range handset, thus they won't be too expensive.

The Xperia L1 can already be ordered from Amazon for $199.99 (see the first source links below), though it won't start shipping before early May. As for the Xperia XA1, this will be released on May 1 for $299.99, and it's going to be sold via Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, Fry's, and other known retailers. Both handsets run Android 7 Nougat out of the box, and will be offered unlocked - they're compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile, but not with Verizon and Sprint.

Sporting a 5.5-inch 720p display, the Xperia L1 is larger than the Xperia XA1, as this has a 5-inch 720p screen. However, the XA1 is better equipped, featuring an octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage space. The L1 only offers a quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space.

So, do you plan to buy any of Sony's new mid-range smartphones anytime soon?


sources: Amazon (Xperia L1 in black, white, pink), Sony via PhoneScoop

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Sony Xperia XA1 specs
  • Display 5.0 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek Helio P20 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Sony Xperia L1 specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2620 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat

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