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Helio P20 Powered Sony Xperia XA1 Goes on Sale in Hong Kong, Brings Android Nougat

by Habeeb Onawole 1

Alongside the Xperia XZs, XZs Premium announced at MWC 2017, Sony also released mid-range smartphones the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra. The Xperia XA1 went on sale today in Hong Kong.

Sony Xperia XA1

The XA1 is a 5-inch phone with a curved HD screen with Gorilla Glass protection, 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage.It is powered by Mediatek’s Helio P20 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz. Sony has been generous with the cameras. There is a f/2.0 23MP sensor with Exmor RS™ on the rear and an 8MP Exmor R camera with a 23mm wide angle lens in front for selfies.

Android 7.0 Nougat comes bundled with the Xperia XA1 and it is fueled by a 2300mAh battery with Mediatek’s Pump Express+ 2.0 fast charge. There is also NFC on-board and a USB Type-C port at the bottom.

What you’d surely like about the Xperia XA1 is its nearly bezel-less sides. That design is however marred by the huge top and bottom bezels.

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The XA1 is priced at HK$2,498 (¥2215/$321) and is available in White, Gold, Black, and Pink. Sony is launching the Xperia XZs in India today but there is no mention of the Xperia XA1 making an appearance.

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  • I agree re huge top and bottom bezels – ugly but typical of Sony design. Narrow side bezels are nice but they just accentuate the thickness of the top and bottom bezels making their phone look out of proportion.

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