Copping up with other major companies rushing the market with premium and budget phones such as Apple’s new shiny iPhone X and Samsung’s new poster boy Galaxy Note 8, Sony yesterday brought its new Xperia XA1 Plus released at IFA 2017 alongside its cousins XZ1 and XZ1-Compact. It is selling at Rs 24,990 which makes it a mid-budget phone. It will be available for purchase by tomorrow at Sony outlets and major retail stores in three color variants: black, blue and gold.
The Xperia XA1 features a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display. It has 64-bit MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz. 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage is its memory feature. XA1 Plus sports a 23-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor of f/2.0 aperture and hybrid autofocus, 24mm wide-angle lens, 5X clear image zoom, and steady shot. For selfies, it carries an 8-megapixel Sony Exmor R sensor of f/2.0 aperture, and with 23mm wide-angle lens at the front.
Xperia XA1 Plus follows the traditional Xperia design and the XZ Premium comes with diamond cut chamfered edges and a metal body. The power button is on the right side along with fingerprint sensor. Speakers are on front top and bottom. Sony’s Smart Cleaner, a function that automatically deactivates unused apps and clears the cache, is also bundled with it.
Considering market is flooded with mid-range and high range phone such OnePlus 5, it will be interesting to see how Sony’s new phone compete.