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 :
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.