Friday , October 19 2018 Ausdroid » News » Sony Australia announces the ‘Ultimate Selife Smartphone’ the Xperia XA2 is heading to stores from April 17


Sony Mobile Australia has announced that the ‘Ultimate Selfie Smartphone’, the Sony Xperia XA2 is heading to stores from April 17.

Sony will begin selling the handset online through JB Hi-Fi from today for $549, but for those interested in seeing it in the flesh you’ll be able to go hands on in JB Hi-Fi and Sony Kiosks (and their online stores) from April 17th. JB Hi-Fi will offer the XA2 in black only, while Sony Kiosks will have the full range, which includes silver, black, blue and pink from April 17th.

Sony first announced the Xperia XA2 alongside the XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 at CES earlier this year. While the other two models aren’t coming, John Featherstone, Managing Director, Sony Mobile Communications Oceania is pleased to launch this new phone to the Australian market, saying

We’re excited to bring such a strong mid-range product to the market that is packed with Sony Mobile’s exceptional Xperia camera technology and impressive performance features, housed in a sleek, intuitive design.

Mr Featherstone is also looking forward to new devices which will join the Xperia portfolio later this year.

The Xperia XA2 showcases Sony’s borderless design with a 5.2″ FullHD resolution display on the front, and a rear one-touch fingerprint scanner embedded in the smooth, metallic-back panel. The phone houses an impressive 23MP rear camera with Sony’s large 1/2.3” Exmor RSTM for mobile image sensor, which offers an ISO 12800 sensitivity for clear low-light photography, 4K video recording, and 120fps slow-motion video capture. The phone also houses an 8MP sensor with a 120° super wide-angle lens on the front.

Full specs include:

  • 5.2″ full HD 1080p Display
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB eMMC internal memory with microSDXC support (up to 256GB)
  • Main camera: 23MP, 84° wide-angle F2.0 lens, 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor and 120fps slow-motion video recording
  • Front camera: 8MP super wide-angle lens F2.4, 1/4″ Exmor R for mobile™ for mobile image sensor
  • A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC
  • USB-C
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • 3300 mAh with Qnovo Adaptive Charging (support for Quick Charge 3.0)
  • 142 x 70 x 9.7mm @ 171 grams

The Xperia XA2 includes a 3,300mAh battery which also supports Quick Charging, though you’ll need to grab one of the Sony UCH12W Quick Chargers for an additional $49.

Sony is also selling covers for the Xperia XA2, with a leather-look Style Cover including a stand in black or silver colour options selling for an additional $53 at Sony Kiosks from April 17th.

You can check the phone out at Sony Mobile on their website, or at JB Hifi on their website now.

Source: Sony Mobile.

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Sujay
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Is that round thingy at the back a fingerprint reader?

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saw one in JB’s yesterday – looks like a nice phone.

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Its been available in JB’s since yesterday.

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Any ideas when the XZ2 & XZ2 Compact might be available? Thanks!

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