Sony will be rolling out a new mid-range smartphone known as the Xperia XA2. This mid-range phone introduces a range of upgrades that enables it to offer flagship features despite being tagged as a mid-range device. The improvements include the fingerprint sensor for unlocking the phone, upgraded cameras, and faster processors.
The Xperia XA2 is set to be released at early February but there is no word so far in terms of the device’s exact price. What is known so far is that the phone is coined as a mid-range device, therefore it should have a price that pits it against the Honor 7X.
Design-wise, the Xperia XA2 does not deviate from its predecessors. Although the bezels above and below the display panel is still relatively thick, Sony has managed to make it thinner compared to previous models. This enables Sony to pack a bigger display screen onto Xperia X2 while maintaining a svelte build. The phone also has the signature square shape that has always differentiated Sony’s smartphones from rival models. The device has a plastic rear with a metal frame which makes it look quite premium.
In terms of display, the Xperia XA2 sports a 5.2-inch Full-HD, 1080p resolution screen. This means that you will be getting a colourful, bright, and clear display without paying a wallet-burning price tag. The stretches all the way to the edges of the phone, which improves the overall look of the handset. The screen is sufficient for everyday use such as social networking, messaging, and browsing the web. The screen is also bright enough for the device to be used outdoors without affecting its legibility.
Under its hood, the Sony Xperia XA2 is equipped with a Snapdragon 630 chipset and 3GB of RAM. This combination of specs enables the Android Oreo OS to run smoothly on the device. Apps load quickly and multitasking is handled with ease. The smartphone comes with 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot to expand the storage capacity further when needed.
The Xperia XA2 sports a high-end 23MP primary camera at its rear which delivers commendable low-light photography capabilities. Thanks to the Snapdragon 630 chip, the camera can also capture 4K video. In front, the device has an 8MP camera which offers a wider selfie mode which makes it easier for you to take photos with your BFFs.
The Xperia XA2 houses a 3,300mAh battery that should be more than capable of lasting through the day on a single charge. The phone also supports Quick Charge 3.0 which reduces the duration needed to get the battery to full capacity.
Although the Xperia XA2 smartphone is still not available in stores, it looks like a pretty solid device on paper. It could be a big hit if Sony manages to keep the price of the smartphone affordable for the features it offers.