Sony launches mid-range Xperia XA1 in India at Rs 19,990

Key Highlights:

– Sony Xperia XA1 comes in three colour options.
– It has a disappointing 720p display and 32GB memory.
– It supports NFC and USB Type-C.

Sony is now selling its latest mid-range Xperia XA1 smartphone in India at Rs 19,990. It was initially unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona alongside Xperia XA1 Ultra, XZs, and XZ Premium.

Up front is a pretty thin bezel at either side that boasts of an excellent borderless design. But what kills the show is the fact that it deals with 1280 x 720 pixels stretched across a 5-inch display. You’ve got to be kidding me, Sony. Nobody is expecting a 4K resolution at this price (not even in the distant future), but betting on a 720p at Rs 20,000 price tag is a disgraceful waste of money.

Moving on, it flaunts a metal unibody design in a variety of colours such as White, Black, and Pink. The phone measures 8 mm in thickness and weighs 143 g. Internally, it consists of MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB internal memory. Yikes! But thankfully, the storage is further expandable up to 256GB.  The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box.

For the camera, it houses a 23-megapixel rear hybrid autofocus sensor alongside LED flash, Sony IMX300 Exmor RS sensor, and f/2.0 aperture. Up front is an 8-megapixel autofocus Sony IMX219 selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The battery is rated at 2300mAh that supports fast charging. Connectivity-wise, it comes with 4G VoLTE, NFC, and USB Type-C.

Sony India released the Xperia XZs last week at a ridiculous price of Rs 49,990. Read my previous story if you are eager to know what the Xperia XZs is all about.

Specifications of the Sony Xperia XA1

Display 5-inch HD
Processor MediaTek Helio P20 Octa-Core
Internal storage 32GB (Expandable Up To 256GB)
Camera 23MP Rear / 8MP Front
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Battery 2,300mAh
Tanmay Patange

Associate Editor at Pricebaba, Tanmay is working in the tech writing and content industry since 2011. His experience ranges from writing all thing tech, and sometimes with a pinch of salt. He admires Silicon Valley and HBO Newsroom the most and has a dream of becoming the next Will McAvoy some day. Contact him at [email protected]

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