Sony Xperia XA2 Plus mid-range phone with 23MP primary announced in London

Doris Richards
July 12, 2018

At the moment, Sony hasn't announced its pricing, but it did reveal the launch timeline for the smartphone, i.e., late August 2018.

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor running the show. It has a 6.0-inch FHD+ screen covered with Gorilla Glass 5. There's no confirmed price yet, but we'd expect it will be similar to or slightly more than the Xperia XA2 Ultra, which started at £379, $449.99 (around AU$670).

Around back is a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS image sensor turning out 23-megapixel photos through an f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree wide-angle lens that's capable of IOS 12800.

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. The XA2 Plus will come in Black, Silver, Gold and Green when it commences its rollout next month. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 400GB via a microSD card.

Wait, didn't Sony Mobile release the Xperia XA2 Plus already?

While the both the XA2 Plus and XA2 Ultra appear to incorporate the same 23MP rear camera, the XA2 Ultra offers a second front facing selfie camera for both narrow angle and wide angle shots.

Just like its brethren, the fingerprint sensor - usable in all regions for authentication unlike the side-mounted solutions of yore - goes on the back and a 2:1 1080p display goes in front with some decently reduced bezels. Connectivity options suppported by the Xperia XA2 Plus include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB Type-C port.

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