The Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact that were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 tech trade show in February this year are the only Sony phones that are equipped with 18:9 aspect ratio displays. Even the advanced Xperia XZ2 Premium that features a 4K HDR display supports an aspect ratio of 16:9. Today, Sony has announced a new smartphone called the Xperia XA2 Plus which now joins the other XA2 family that includes Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra phones. It is the third phone from the company to be equipped with an 18:9 aspect ratio display. Also, it is the only Sony smartphone after Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Premium that features 6 GB of RAM.
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Specifications and Features
The newly unveiled XA2 Plus borrows its specifications from Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra. The XA2 Plus houses a 6-inch IPS LCD screen that supports Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The screen is placed under the layer of Gorilla Glass 5.
The Snapdragon 630 that includes an octa-core processor that clocks 2.2 GHz fuels the XA2 Plus. The two variants of the smartphone include 32 GB storage + 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage + 6 GB RAM. The hybrid SIM slot can be used to add a microSD card to the phone.
The XA2 Plus is loaded with Android 8.0 Oreo. An LED flash enabled 23-megapixel Motion Eye camera with f/2.0 aperture is placed on the backside of the phone. The rear camera can shoot 120fps slow-motion videos. There is an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture on its front. The selfie snapper offers a field of view of 120 degrees. It houses a 3,580mAh battery that is equipped with support for Quick Charge 3.0.
The other features of the XA2 Plus are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, Hi-Res audio, 3.5mm headphone jack and GPS. A fingerprint scanner is placed on the back panel.
The dual SIM variant of the smartphone is dubbed as Xperia XA2 Plus Dual. Its dimensions are 157 x 75 x 9.6mm and it weighs 205 grams. The color variants of the smartphone include Black, Silver, Gold and Green.
The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus is expected to arrive in Europe starting from the coming month. The Japanese firm is yet to confirm on the pricing of the smartphone.
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