Sony’s new Xperia smartphones include a crazy selfie camera and a much-needed design improvement

Sony Xperia XA2 in black

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Sony Xperia XA2 in black
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  • Sony announced the Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2 smartphones at CES on Monday.
  • The mid-range devices feature rear-facing fingerprint scanners and 120-degree wide-angle selfie cameras.
  • They will be available in the US in February.

Sony’s latest smartphones – the Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2 – are now official, and will be available in the US in February.

The Japanese manufacturer announced its new mid-range smartphones at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Monday, but unlike its past smartphones that include fingerprint scanners in a side-mounted button, these new phones will introduce rear-facing fingerprint scanners. The change is likely an improvement, but it may also serve as a hint of what’s to come for premium Sony smartphones.

Another interesting feature on Sony’s new Xperia smartphones is a selfie camera that can capture 120-degree wide-angle shots. The devices will also release with the Android Nougat software.

The Xperia XA2 will be available in pink, blue, silver and black, while the Xperia XA2 Ultra will be available in gold, blue, black, and silver; the Xperia L2 will come in pink, black, and gold. The Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 will also be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM models for different markets.

Sony has not yet revealed pricing details for the smartphones.