Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra leaks in live images with rather thick bezels

The Xperia XA2 Ultra is one of the many smartphones that Sony plans to reveal in Q1 2018. Previously leaked as Sony H4233, the device was recently spotted at the Malaysian regulatory agency SIRIM with its real name.

Now, we have a couple of live pictures showing the phone's front and back sides. Despite rumors that Sony will completely redesign its Xperia lineup, the Xperia XA2 Ultra doesn't show any signs of improvement from this point of view.

It's true, the phone comes with really thin bezels on the left and right sides, but the chins are as thick as the previous Xperia models. Still, this seems to be a mid-range device, so previous reports claiming we should expect bezel-less Xperia phones this year might be accurate, but only when it comes to top-tier handsets.

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is said to feature a 6-inch full HD (1080p) display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage. Also, the phone comes with a 21-megapixel main camera, dual selfie cameras, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The pictures leaked today confirm Sony will include Android 8.0 Oreo on the Xperia XA2 Ultra. It's yet unclear whether or not the phone will go official at CES (Consumers Electronics Show) 2018 early this month or in late February at MWC (Mobile World Congress) trade fair.

source: Weibo via Slashleaks

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Xperia XA2 Ultra
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3580 mAh(32h 3G talk time)



1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Haha pooor sony design that ages now! Wtf its 2018 now!!!

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Seems like Sony hired the person who designed The Google Pixel 2 and Blackberry Motion...

18. fyah_king unregistered

And the iPhone 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, and

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016


4. shortkey

Posts: 53; Member since: May 19, 2017

You call that "thick"? What the hell people, get it together. Let's say you're watching a landscape video on your super-cool bezelless phone - what you're gonna hold it by when there's no chin? Nobezels is a fad.

5. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Nobezels is a fad - no one ever

7. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 925; Member since: May 07, 2014

Time will prove you wrong

9. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

19. fyah_king unregistered

You hold the corners with your palm or fingers.

24. aegislash

Posts: 1517; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I rest my thumbs on the top corners of my Note8 and iPhone X when watching landscape videos...and so far, it hasn't bothered me one bit. Video watching was the main thing that had me worried about bezels disappearing, because I too used to rest my thumbs on the bezels....but the top corners work just as great.

39. Akraw

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

than by this particular phone and enjoy your landscape video...don't bother people with your opinion

43. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Please do you even hold the phone by bezel like you said? that's actually less natural way too hold it.

6. josephnero

Posts: 783; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

This is a midrange plus it has a 1.2/6 front cam. What do you expect?

10. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Imx300 as front cam, front speakers, 4000mAh, sided FPS like XA1+ and SD640 would be welcome. I'd pay 500 for ...

16. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

There is no 640 officially

21. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

460, 640 and 670 for 2018..

25. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

those will come in phones by end of 2018 or early 2019... as 450,630,660 have started appearing in devices only recently

33. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

True that!

8. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Iphone has bigger bezels, but it is fine. Motorola has too, it is okay Why ?

13. Chaise unregistered

Who said it is okay?

22. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Tell me how many site make critics on their designs?

26. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Well iPhone users find ways to justify many shortcomings and as far as Motorola is concerned, no one cares about them. Maybe less than Sony...

20. Saioofi

Posts: 344; Member since: May 23, 2014

The last iPhone that was released with big bezels was the 8 and it was a 2017 device. It’s 2018 now, all phones should have bezel-less screens since the S8 and G6 set the trend last year.

11. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

This is a midrange phone considering it's using the Snapdragon 630. Hopefully Sony's flagships will see a design refresh.

12. RangoX

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Ugly, and a fingerprint sensor in the back? Retarded.

14. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

If this is their strategy, Sony will probably sell their mobile division in 2018 to some Chinese company for pennies on the dollar.

23. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

None of them have money for that..

15. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Why can’t anybody use the SD 636? Every mid-range phone releasing is using either the 1.7 year old 625, or the 630. No regards for those Cortex A72s in the SD 636; such an excellent chip. And yet, everybody refrains from using it. I say whoever is planning to implement the SD 630 in a 200-350$ phone in 2018, increase its price by $5 but include the 636 at once, please!

30. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Coz a few bucks more you can get a 2016 or even a 2017 flagship and have more features than a 63x Snapdragon phone.

34. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Not a new one most of the times, and not for $5 more (if the phone costs $250). What you stated shouldn’t be an excuse for companies to exclude the 636 from their 2018 mid-rangers.

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