The Sony Xperia A2 has been made official. It’s a 4.3-inch smartphone with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage.

Those familiar with the Xperia Z1 Compact will immediately find similarities in the design of the Sony Xperia A2. Many hardware specs are also the same; besides the quad-core chipset, this handset uses the same resolutions for its cameras (20.7MP rear and 2.2MP front), the same connectivity options, and the same 4.3-inch display with 720p resolution. Battery capacity also remains at 2300mAh.

Sony Xperia A2 Specs

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 4.3-inch Triluminos display (720×1280 HD), ~342ppi
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD support
  • 20.7-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2.2-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3G HSDPA, 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Dimensions: 128 x 65 x 9.7mm
  • Weight: 138g
  • 2300mAh battery

Differences between the Sony Xperia A2 and Z1 Compact lie in the preinstalled Android version, with the former running 4.4 KitKat out of the box. The A2 is also slightly larger, heavier and thicker, but it’s hardly noticeable unless you compare both handsets side by side.

The Sony Xperia A2 comes in four unique color variants (check the promotional video below). Like many other Xperia phones, it also comes with IP55/IP58 certifications for dust and water protection. And while the rear camera is decent, it’s not capable of recording 4K Ultra HD video, just Full HD or 1080p at best.

For now, the Sony Xperia A2 is bound for Japan sometime in June. It’s pegged as the cheaper alternative to the high-end Xperia Z2 for the NTT DoCoMo carrier, which is why it’s nicknamed by some as a localized Xperia Z2 Compact. We might be seeing an international version soon.

[Source: Sony Mobile]

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