Sony's Xperia XA2 Plus is a mid-ranger that's "designed to entertain"

Sony's latest design hits mid-range phones on the Xperia XA2 Plus

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus now official with 6-inch display and 23MP camera

Now, the Japanese smartphone maker is expanding its range of XA2 series, with the launch of the Xperia XA2 Plus. Sony Xperia XA2 Plus will be both single-SIM as well as dual-SIM smartphone.

Sony's Xperia XZ2 Premium might not be cheap at all, but it packs some neat goodies. There's no confirmed price yet, but we'd expect it will be similar to or slightly more than the Xperia XA2 Ultra, which started at £379, $449.99 (around AU$670). Xperia XA2 Plus sport a 6-inch FHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the display against any damage, and "Image Enhance Technology". The smartphone comes in Silver, Black, Gold and Green colours and will be available for sale from late August 2018. It comes in 4GB/6GB RAM options coupled with either 32GB or 64GB internal storage. There is a microSD card slot onboard, which allows storage expansion up tp 400GB via microSD card.

For optics, the smartphone sports a 23MP rear camera with Hybrid autofocus, 84-degree wide-angle lens, and 4K video recording support. Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 technology is present to speed up the recharging of the 3,580mAh battery. The device runs Android Oreo out-of-the-box operating system.

Just like its brethren, the fingerprint sensor - usable in all regions for authentication unlike the side-mounted solutions of yore - goes on the back and a 2:1 1080p display goes in front with some decently reduced bezels. Meanwhile, it also gets an 8MP selfie sensor, with f/2.4 aperture and a 120-degree wide-angle lens.

On the connectivity front, it features 4G VoLTE, Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port and 3.5 mm headphone jack.

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