Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra went official at the start of 2018, but the middle-ground was missing. However, that changes today with the launch of Sony Xperia XA2 Plus. The smartphone features the same 23 MP MotionEye camera and Snapdragon 630 chipset of Xperia XA2 siblings, but seems more ergonomic, thanks to narrower bezels and tall display.
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Specifications
The Xperia XA2 Plus is the first smartphone in XA series to feature an 18:9 aspect ratio panel. The LCD stretches to 6” and packs Full HD+ resolution. It is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
Underneath the hood, you will find Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 in charge of processing duties alongside 4 or 6 Gigs of RAM. Internal storage stands at 32 GB and 64 GB, respectively. Both variants support micro-SD cards up to 256 Gigabyte.
On the camera front, you get a 23 MP rear shooter with f1/2.0 aperture and 84-degree wide-angle capability. It supports ISO 12,800 and shoots videos in 4K, but also has 120 fps slow-mo recording.
There is a single camera at the front too – an 8 MP 1/4” Exmor R sensor with a 120-degree super wide-angle lens that has an aperture of f/2.4. There are plenty of features, including Bokeh Mode, Soft Skin, and some other face-altering effects.
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus measures 157 x 75 x 9.6 mm and weighs around 205 grams. Even though it seems heavier on paper, the new Sony OmniPresence design makes the overall handling pretty decent. The phone now looks better and will likely feel better due to its metallic back panel.
All this is taken care of by a 3,580 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. The charging port on the bottom is USB-C and has a noise-canceling mic and a speaker to keep it company. Don’t worry, there is a 3.5 mm jack on the top too.
The smartphone will come in four color variants – Black, Silver, Gold, and Green. Availability and pricing are yet to be confirmed.