Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Philippines Price and Release Date, Specs, Actual Photos

The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra, which will be officially launched here in the Philippines within June 2017, is more than just the larger version of the sleek and beautiful Sony Xperia XA1.

This model also has premium multimedia and selfie-centric features that will surely delight fun-loving millennials and hip baby-boomers alike.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Android Smartphone Phablet

In terms of design, just like its smaller sibling, this phablet flaunts a near-bezel-less face which greatly highlights its massive 6-inch Full HD IPS display panel and makes the device easier to hold and keep in the pocket -- if a bit.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Android Smartphone Phablet

The back plate is made of polycarbonate and has a metallic sheen making the device look more elegant, classy, and sophisticated.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Android Smartphone Phablet

Measuring just 8.1 millimeters at its thickest point, Sony Xperia XA1 has a "loop" or flat tubular design language that's reminiscent of what you'll find on more expensive models by the Japanese company.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Android Smartphone Phablet

Apart from the notably large screen that makes viewing movies, playing 3D games, and browsing photos more enjoyable, another outstanding featuring of this model is its 16 MegaPixel front-facing camera with Soft LED flash and Optical Image Stabilization.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Android Smartphone Phablet

This front-facing shooter doesn't only allow you to snap crystal clear selfies even in low to zero lighting conditions but also lets you record smooth videos or vlogs even when you're walking while recording them.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Android Smartphone Phablet

The rear camera is also no push over. This 23 MegaPixel snapper has phase detection autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, and Exmor RS sensor -- making it largely similar to the main shooter of some previous flagship-level Xperia releases by Sony.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Android Smartphone Phablet
Transferring content that you captured using either of the cameras from the phablet to your PC should be easier using Xperia XA1 Ultra's USB Type C port, which sits at the read alongside the loud speaker.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Android Smartphone Phablet

At its heart, Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra runs its Xperia-UI-skinned Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with a 64-Bit Octa Core 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 and Mali-T880MP2 GPU based Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 chipset which is the same as what's inside the smaller Xperia XA1. Nonetheless, this larger handset has more ram at 4GB and bigger internal storage at 64GB, which is likewise expandable via the phone's secondary hybrid nanoSIM slot that also supports microSD card memory expansion.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Android Smartphone Phablet

Powered by a 2,700 mAh battery pack, which I think should have been bigger - given the display size and internal specs, Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra will be available in four elegant colors, namely, Black, Gold, Pink, and White. As of writing, Sony has yet to disclose the official SRP of this model but our guesstimate for its price tag in the range of Php 23,000 to 26,000.

Update as of July 14, 2017: Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has just been officially launched in the Philippines. It dons an official suggested retail price of only Php 21,990, which is far more affordable than our price guesstimate for this model. Thumbs up, Sony!

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name : Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
Type : Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category : Upper Midrange
Dimensions : 165 x 79 x 8.1 mm
Weight : 188 grams
Available Colors : Gold, Pink, White, Black
Operating System : Android 7.0 Nougat with Xperia UI
Display : 6.0 inches (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels (~367 ppi pixel density), IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Scratch Resistant Glass
Processor : 64-Bit Octa Core (2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 x 4, 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 x4), Mali-T880MP2 GPU, Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 chipset
RAM : 4GB RAM
Internal Storage : 64GB ROM, expandable via hybrid secondary nanoSIM slot that also works as a microSD card slot supporting up to 256GB
Camera : Back: 23 MegaPixels, f/2.0 aperture, 24mm, phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash
Front: 16 MegaPixels, Optical Image Stabilization, f/2.0 aperture, 23mm, 1/2.6" sensor size, Soft LED flash
Video Capture : Front and Back: Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback : MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports : USB Type C, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSPA+; 4G LTE-A Cat6
GPS : A-GPS, GLONASS
FM Radio : Yes
Sensors : Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Network : 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2,
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Card Type : Dual nanoSIM
Battery : Non-removable 2,700 mAh Li-Ion battery
Uptime : 706 Hours of Standby, 13 Hours of Talk Time, All-Day Battery Life
Value-Added Features : Selfie-Centric Features, Front Cam with Optical Image Stabilization for Vlogging, Great Imaging Capabilities, Good Internal Specs, Great Design, Bezel-less Display, Xperia UI
Announcement : Philippines - May 23, 2017
Availability : Philippines - July 14, 2017
Price : TechPinas Price Guesstimate for the Philippines - Php 23,000 to Php 26,000
Official SRP in the Philippines - Php 21,990

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