Sony Xperia XA Ultra with 16 MP front-facing camera is coming to the US and Canada

Making its first appearance as model number "F3216" on benchmark sites a couple of months ago, Sony's latest handset has been officially launched as the "Sony Xperia XA Ultra". The handset sports a 6-inch display and a 21.5 MP primary camera, but perhaps the most unique specification the XA Ultra boasts is its 16 MP front-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

The full specifications of the Sony Xperia XA Ultra are as follows:

  • Display: 6 inch 1920* 1080 pixels curved HD screen, ~367 ppi pixel density, Super Vivid mode
  • Dimensions: 164.2 x 79.4 x 8.4 mm, 202 g
  • SIM capability: Single SIM (nano), Dual-SIM (nano)
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T860MP2
  • Storage: 16 GB internal, expandable up to 200 GB with microSD card
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Primary camera: 21.5 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
  • Secondary camera: 16 MP, autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 1080p
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh

According to Sony, the device's 16 MP front-facing camera will allow you to take "exceptional selfies even when the sun goes down." The company has also promised up to two days of battery life, it will be interesting to see how the claim holds up with real world tests.

Sony has not announced the price of the Xperia Ultra XA as of yet, however, the company has mentioned that it will be available in select markets including the U.S. and Canada starting July 2016.

Source and images: Sony via PhoneArena

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