Sony communication devices family will be expanded, again. Sony Xperia XA2 and Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra have been around since January, and now the Japanese manufacturer unveiled a middle-ground solution called Xperia XA2 Plus.
It is powered by a Snapdragon 630 chipset paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of storage backed up by a microSD slot. Other familiar specifications include a 23MP rear camera, 8MP wide-angle front-facing camera, and rear fingerprint sensor. The LCD stretches to 6” and packs Full HD+ resolution. It is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The 23 MP snapper has a 1/2.3” Exmor RS sensor with 84-degree wide-angle lens and f/2.0 aperture. It supports ISO 12,800 and shoots videos in 4K, but also has 120 fps slow-mo recording. There’s also a sizeable 3,580 mAh battery with USB-C for charging.
Some notable changes affected the design: the 1080p display now has an 18:9 aspect ratio. This also pushes the device to have slightly slimmer bezels across the board compared to earlier releases. It has super-narrow bezels and thin borders. This device is built with Hi-Res audio, a first for a device in this class. That includes Sony’s Digital Sound Enhancement Engine for improved audio quality, as well as improved Bluetooth streaming with LDAC. Sony will offer the Xperia XA2 Plus in Silver, Black, Gold, and Green, with Android Oreo installed out of the box. Sales start in August and the price will be probably too about $450.