Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Revealed with Snapdragon 630, 6” Display (VIDEO)
Sony’s mid-range droids XPeria XA2 and the Ultra have been with us since the start of the year, but now, the brand spanking new Xperia XA2 Plus has been announced officially. The new XA2 Plus is more like an upper middle ground droid, a tad different compared to the previous two, and the Japanese manufacturer unveiled today some of its tech specs and also brought us a cool video.
The latest Sony Xperia XA2 Plus comes with a generous real estate screen and a solid mid-range system on chip from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 630 respectively, along with a 23 megapixels Motion Eye camera. Until now, everything is pretty much in line with its 2 siblings, the vanilla XA2 and the XA2 Ultra. So, what’s new about the Plus? Well, the differences are more in terms of design, as the Xperia XA2 Plus has a taller display and narrower bezels, which make the smartphone more ergonomic. It’s not much, but it’s something. And yes, Sony seems to be struggling hard to stay relevant in the smartphone niche. I wonder why… Here’s the video:
It’s important to mention that the Plus is the first in Sony’s Xperia XA2’s range to feature a 18:9 ratio, along with a respectable 6 inches wide display that delivers Full HD+ resolution, and comes protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 5. The QSD 630 SoC is an octa-core variant, with 8 CPUs clocked at 2.2 GHz, and an Adreno 508 graphic processing unit, with 4 or 6 GB of RAM ob-board, depending on the version (32 or 64 GB of internal storage capacity). However, Sony put a micro SD card expansion slot in the XA2 Plus, so don’t worry, storage space is covered regardless of what version you choose.
The 23 MP main snapper uses Sony’s famous Exmor RS sensor, with f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree wide-angle lens, which shoots videos in UHD 4K , supports ISO 12,800 and features slow motion recording; this is as cool as it gets for photo/video aficionados, in good Sony tradition. The front snapper has 8 MP and a 1/4” Exmor R sensor with a 120-degree super wide-angle lens that comes with an aperture of f/2.4. The battery has a beefy 3580 mAh capacity and boasts Quick Charge 3.0 support, with the charging port being a USB Type C. There’s also a 3.5 mm jack for headphones, which is good news for audiophiles. The XA2 Plus will arrive in Black, Silver, Gold, and Green colorways, but we don’t know yet about the pricing.