Sony has announced the launch of theXperia Xa1 Plus, a mid-range Android smartphone in India. The Xperia XA1 Plus was announced earlier this month at IFA 2017 in Berlin and is the third addition to Sony’s Xperia XA1 series. Sony positions the Xperia XA1 as a device meant for buyers interested in good media consumption experiences.
The Xperia XA1 Plus features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with borderless design, similar to other smartphones in Sony’s recent lineup. Powering the device is the MediaTek’s Helio P20 chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB expandable storage. The Xperia XA1 Plus features a 23MP rear camera with Exmor RS mobile sensor and f/2.0 aperture. The primary camera supports Sony’s hybrid autofocus that has a launch to capture time of 0.6 seconds. The XA1 Plus also features an 8MP selfie camera with a 23mm wide-angle lens and f/2.0 aperture.
Like Sony’s flagship smartphones, the Xperia XA1 Plus also features a fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button. The dual-SIM device comes with connectivity options like WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC and 4G LTE.
The Sony Xperia XA1 Plus runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is backed by a 3430mAh battery. “The XA1 Plus is designed to optimise performance capabilities with impressive battery life for an enduring experience and octa-core processor to ensure everything runs smoothly and quickly,” the company said in its release. The smartphone uses an USB Type-C port and includes a 3.5mm audio jack. The Xperia XA1 is priced at Rs 24,990 and will go on sale starting today in black, blue and gold colour options. Sony had recently announced a price cut on the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra and will be launching its flagship XZ1 with 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 835 and Android 8.0 Oreo in India on September 25.