Back in October last year, Sony launched the Xperia Z1f for NTT DoCoMo in Japan, which was later launched as the Xperia Z1 Compact in the international markets including India. Now the Japanese company has launched the Xperia A2 in its home country, which is a slightly better version of the Xperia Z1f, and is likely to be the Xperia Z2 Compact. Also Read - E3 2021: What is it, entire schedule, how to watch livestream for free, what to expectAlso Read - God of War Ragnarok delayed until 2022: Here's why
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Xperia A2 flaunts a 4.3-inch 720p Triluminos display and is powered by a Snapdragon 800 quad-core SoC clocked at 2.2GHz and paired with 2GB of RAM. Also included is 16GB internal storage that can be further expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
The device also features a 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor, 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2,300mAh battery with STAMINA mode. Connectivity options include LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS, and on the software front, it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. The Xperia A2 however misses out on 4K video shooting capabilities, which is a feature on the Xperia Z2.
Like other Xperia smartphones, the Xpria A2 also is IP55 and IP58 certification that makes it resistant to dust and water. These specifications are consistent with what leaked last month.
In comparison, the Xperia Z1 Compact too featured a 4.3-inch 720p display, 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable memory, 20.7-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, and a 2,300mAh. On the software front, it runs on Android Jelly Bean.
The Sony Xperia A2 will go on sale in June, but there is currently no word on when it will be launched in international markets.