Saturday, 21 July, 2018


Sony's Xperia XA2 Plus is a mid-ranger that's "designed to entertain"

Sony's latest design hits mid-range phones on the Xperia XA2 Plus Sony Xperia XA2 Plus now official with 6-inch display and 23MP camera
Melba Vasquez | 13 July, 2018, 01:50

Sony has taken the wraps off what is arguably its most lovely smartphone in recent years, the XA2 Plus. The smartphone is a successor to Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA Ultra that were announced in January this year.

As well as the change in aspect ratio, which puts it more in line with modern flagships, it's the first phone in the range to sport Sony's High-Resolution audio and upscaling technology, meaning you should get more out of your music than many mid-rangers manage. Where the XA2 Ultra comes with one RAM configuration of 4GB, the XA2 Plus comes with the option for an addition 2GB of RAM for a total of 6GB.

No word on pricing, just a general late August release date and lovely silver, black, gold and green colors.

Though the post did not reveal the price, Xperia XA2 Plus is expected to be a mid-range smartphone. "Xperia XA2 Plus further improves on that with a reimagined 18:9 display, Sony's Hi-Res Audio and powerful camera technology, to offer a unique content consumption and creation device for consumers at this section of the market".

The smartphone is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor clocked at 2.2GHz with Adreno 508 GPU and it runs on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. Both come in 32GB and 64GB storage configurations with expandable storage. On the back, there's a single 23MP camera and a fingerprint scanner below it, while the front is using a single 8MP selfie snapper with a super wide-angle lens up to 120-degrees. A 3580mAh battery backs the device with Qnovo adaptive charging and Quick Charge 3.0.

On the connectivity front, it features 4G VoLTE, Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port and 3.5 mm headphone jack.

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