CES 2018: Sony’s Xperia XA2 Offers A Wide-Angle Selfie Cameraby Ajinkya January 10, 2018
In addition to the bigger Xperia XA2 Ultra, Sony also launched the Xperia XA2 at the CES 2018 (Consumer Electronics Show). The XA2 succeeds the Xperia XA, which was launched last year and carries the signature ‘Loop Design’ of Sony. It comes with an anodised aluminium construction which gives a premium feel to the customer. With the dimensions of 142 x 70 x 9.7 mm, it is significantly smaller than the XA2 Ultra.
The XA2 sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with pixel resolution of 1080 x 1920. The screen has a 2.5D curve on the sides and gets Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear of the device.
The major change comes to the internals as it is now powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC (System on Chip). The Xperia XA2 bears in 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256 GB via the microSD card slot.
On the optics front, it gets a massive 23-megapixel sensor at the rear with f/2.0 aperture and is coupled an LED flash. It is capable of recording 2160p@30 fps videos with stereo sound. The phone offers super wide (120 degree) angle selfie shots with its 8 MP camera.
Other features include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C. It comes in single and dual-SIM variants. The XA2 runs Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box. It draws power from a 3300 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. The Sony Xperia XA2 will come in Silver, Black, Blue, and Pink. At this point, there is no details on its pricing and availability.