Sony has announced theXperia XA2(H4113, H4133), which looks to be a great all-rounder and a worthy update over last year’s Xperia XA1. Sony is now using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset (versus MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757 previously) and has a slightly bigger 5.2-inch FHD 1080p display with Corning Gorilla Glass (versus 5-inch HD 720p display previously). Another change is a massive increase in battery capacity from 2300mAh in last year’s Xperia XA1, to 3300 mAh in the Xperia XA2.
On the camera side, the Xperia XA2 features a rear 23MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS camera with 4K video recording, 120 fps slow motion video and ISO 12800 low light sensitivity. It uses an 84-degree wide-angle F2.0 lens. Selfie camera duties are taken care of by an 8MP 1/4-inch Exmor R camera with 120-degree super wide-angle F2.4 lens.
Sony uses a similar ‘loop surface’ design as seen in last year’s models, with very thin side bezels and bigger top/bottom bezels. The Xperia XA2 uses anodized aluminium on the sides, with a diamond-cut finish on the top and bottom. Sony has also included a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that will now also work in the United States.
Other features include 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage (21GB usable), microSD memory card support, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack and FM radio. The Sony Xperia XA2 has dimensions of 142 x 70 x 9.7mm and weighs 171 grams. It will be available in four colours (Silver, Black, Blue and Pink) and launches with Android Oreo from February 2018.