Sony unveils the Xperia XA1 Plus: a big-battery fusion between the XA1 and XA1 Ultra


Sony has enriched its Xperia lineup with three new phones today. The high-end Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact were clearly the focal points of the company's press conference, but those of you looking for a more affordable Sony handset will be happy to know that there's a fresh addition to the mid-range XA series as well.

Meet the Xperia XA1 Plus. This new smartphone could be considered as a crossbreed between the XA1 and XA1 Ultra, as its design is identical to the two devices announced earlier this year. At a first glance, its specs aren't too surprising either, but the XA1 Plus does boast a couple of improvements which could make it more appealing to some people. 

The handset packs the same MediaTek Helio P20 chipset and a 23 MP main snapper which you can find on both of its predecessors. However, you have a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD display at the front that could attract users that are not content with the 5-inch 720p screen of the XA1 or the gargantuan XA1 Ultra and its display diagonal of 6 inches. 

The XA1 Plus also sports a rather large battery, for Sony standards, that is. You will find a 3,430mAh power cell keeping the lights on, which is a rather big upgrade over the XA1 Ultra and its 2,700mAh battery. Here's a quick look at the specs highlights for the upcoming mid-ranger :

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Specifications
Dimensions155 x 75 x 8.7mm, 190g
Display5.5-inch LCD, 1080 x 1920 pixels
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P20 Octa Core
Graphics cardMali T-880 MP2
RAM3GB
Storage32GB + microSD support
Battery3,430mAh
Rear camera23 MP, 1/2.3" Exmor RS, 24mm wide-angle F2.0 lens
Front camera8MP, 1/4" Exmor R, 23mm wide-angle F2.0 lens
SoftwareAndroid 7.x Nougat

You can expect the XA1 Plus to hit the shelves on October 20, 2017, at the price of $379.99. As for color options, users will be able to choose between Black, Gold, White, and Blue, although some of these hues might be available only to certain markets.

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