Sony Xperia XA2 Plus announced – Designed to Entertain

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
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Sony already has two smartphones with the name XA2, the regular and an Ultra variant. Today Sony announced their third member of the XA2 family, the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus. It’s a sleeker version of the XA2 Ultra yet features the exact same display size. Sony is marketing this one with the tagline “Designed to Entertain”, so probably targeted at media consumers.

The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus packs a 6.0 inch IPS display with a 78.9% screen to body ratio. Unlike other smartphones, the XA2 Plus does come with the bit of bezel on the top and bottom. Nonetheless, it’s an 18:9 display with FHD+ resolutions, a first for the XA2 lineup. This one also comes with the newest Gorilla Glass 5 protection compared to the GG4 that’s featured on its other siblings.

Other than that, it comes with the usual Snapdragon 630 SoC, but this time with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The expandable storage uses the second SIM slot, so it’s either 2 SIMs or 1 SIM and 1 MicroSD card. The battery size remains at 3580mAh and it supports fast charging QuickCharge 3.0.

Camera wise it has a 23MP lens which supports ISO 12800 so low light pictures should also come out decent. The back camera is capable of 4k video recording and 120fps slow-motion recording option. As for the front, it’s an 8MP sensor with 120 degree super wide angle selfies and selfie xa2 plus

The smartphone also comes with all the premium features like the aluminum frame and metallic finish. The 3.5mm headphone jack also puts out good audio along with an active noise cancellation thanks to a dedicated mic. It’s not an ac wifi, but it does have the latest Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type C and probably a good set of earphones.

The smartphone will be available in Black, Silver, Gold, and Green. Availability is yet to be announced along with the pricing. Judging the smartphone’s hierarchy, it sits between the XA2 and XA2 Ultra, so pricing should also remain between $318 and $389.

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Specification:

  • 6 inch IPS FHD+ Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor
  • 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, or 6GB RAM with 64GB storage
  • 23-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4K video recording and 120 fps slow-motion records
  • 8-megapixel, super wide-angle front-facing camera
  • Android 8.0
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 with USB-C
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Silver, black, gold, and green color options
  • Aluminum frame with a metallic finish