Japanese smartphone maker Sony has already released its latest flagship device the Xperia Z2 globally. However, the native market is getting even more from the company, as Sony has unveiled one more device called the Xperia A2 (SO-02F) in Japan.
Moreover even LG launched its latest phone Isai FL with QHD display in Japan and it was carried over the network of Japanese operator KDDI. But Sony is not using the same operator for its Xperia A2 smartphone. It will be carried by NTT Docomo.
The Xperia A2 looks almost identical to the Xperia Z1 Compact, but comes in new colours such as Lavender and Orange, as well as Grey Black and White. But it shares many of the same specifications as the Xperia Z1 Compact (or Xperia Z1 f as it is known in Japan). In terms of specs, the Xperia A2 comes with a matte plastic back as opposed to the glass back in the Xperia Z1 compact.
The handset will come equipped with a 4.3-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) Triluminos Display with X-Reality for Mobiles and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 chipset with 2.2GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 330 graphics coupled with 2GB RAM. Android 4.4 (KitKat) comes out of the box.
It has a 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Sony G lens with f/2.0 aperture, custom 1/2.3″ Sony Exmor RS image sensor, BIONZ image processing engine, 1080p video recording and a 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The latest offering from Sony houses 16GB internal memory which can be further expanded upto 128 GB via microSD card.
You will also find a wide range of connectivity support in the device, which include Xi LTE, WiFi 820.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with APT-X, GPS/ GLONASS, MHL and NFC.
The Xperia A2 comes with a IP55/IP58 certification for dust and water resistance and it is powered by a 2300mAh battery with STAMINA mode.
Although pre-orders for the Xperia A2 has already started from today itself, the phone is expected to launch in the middle of June 2014.
There is no word on the pricing of the handset as of now and the availability of the handset outside Japan still remains to be a mystery.