Sony’s dire efforts to regain its non-existent market share has led to yet another mid-range smartphone. The company has today announced the Xperia XA2 Plus which features a tall screen, beefed up 3,850mAh battery and aluminum-based design that needs no introduction.
The new Sony Xperia XA2 Plus inherits most of its specifications from the XA2 Ultra which was launched earlier this year. But there are still a few noteworthy differences. The most important one of them all is the presence of a tall 18:9 screen which has a resolution of Full HD+. In addition, the phone comes with Sony’s High-Resolution Audio technology and DSEE HX audio upscaling.
Underneath, the XA2 Plus is powered by the same Snapdragon 630 processor, 4 or 6GB of RAM, 32 or 64GB of expandable storage, and a 3,850mAh battery which supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. Surprisingly, there’s only a single camera on the rear — a 23-megapixel Exmor RS sensor with an aperture of f/2.o. On the front, you’ll find an 8-megapixel f/2.4 selfie snapper as well.
There’s a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and the phone will be available in both single and dual-SIM variants depending on the region. For software, the Xperia XA2 Plus comes preloaded with “Android Oreo” with the company’s own skin on top. Sony is yet to announce the pricing and availability details.
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus specifications
- Dimensions: 157 x 75 x 9.6 mm; Weight: 205g
- 6” Full HD+ 1080p 18:9, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform, 2.2 GHz Octa-Core, Adreno 508 GPU
- 4/6GB RAM, 32/64GB storage, expandable memory up to 400GB via microSD card
- Android 8.0 (Oreo)
- Single / Dual SIM
- Rear Camera: 23-megapixel, 1/2.3″ Exmos RS sensor, 84° wide-angle f/2.0 lens
- Front Camera: 8-megapixel front camera, 120° super wide-angle f/2.4 lens, 1/4″ Exmor R sensor
- Fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, NFC, USB Type-C
- High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD), LDAC5, DSEE HX
- 3,580 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Qnovo Adaptive Charging