Sony has finally started to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat to the Xperia XA Ultra and Xperia XA Dual smartphones. As of now, only two versions of the former with model number F3211 and F3212 are receiving the update. Indian units of the Xperia XA Ultra bearing model number F3216 will get the Nougat update shortly. Coming to the Sony Xperia XA Dual SIM, only the Indian variant (F3116) is getting the new firmware.
The latest update brings a handful of optimizations and bug fixes. Unfortunately, Sony has opted for Android 7.0 instead of the newer Android 7.1.1 in both the handsets. For the Xperia XA Ultra, the new firmware version is 36.1.A.0.179 and the date of the security patch is 5th May 2017.
For starters, the Sony Xperia XA Ultra is an upper middle-class smartphone with a 6-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) display. Inside, there is the octa-core MediaTek MT6755 chipset and 3 GB of RAM. The XA Ultra sports a 21.5 MP rear camera along with a 16 MP selfie unit. The phone supports 4G LTE and gets juiced by a 2700mAh battery. Currently, the handset retails at Rs. 22,990 at Flipkart.
Coming to the Xperia XA Dual SIM, it is a midrange device with decent specifications. There is a 5-inch screen with HD (128 x 720) resolution powered by the same MediaTek MT6755 SoC. The XA Dual sports 2 GB of RAM along with 16 GB of onboard storage. A 2300mAh battery juices up the smartphone. The 4G-enabled handset presently costs Rs. 13,799 and available for purchase from Amazon.in.
Both the Sony Xperia XA Ultra and XA Dual SIM shipped preinstalled with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The Nougat update has been a long due one indeed. Still, it is better to be late than never.