MWC 2016: Sony announces new Xperia X series smartphones
[Representational Image] Sony Xperia XA to hit Indian stores this weekend. In Picture: Sony Xperia X seriesSony Mobile Press kit

Sony is reportedly planning to release the mid-range Xperia XA series phone later this week in India

Sony via Twitter posted an image of a smartphone with the tag "Borderless design — Stunning low-light Selfie. This Friday!," hinting that the company will launch the Xperia XA on June 24.

Last month, Sony, during the launch of flagship Xperia X (Rs. 48,990), announced that the Xperia XA would cost Rs. 20,990, but refrained from revealing when the device would be made available in the market. Now, it looks like the mid-range phone will hit stores in India this weekend.

For the uninitiated, the Xperia XA sports a 5.0-inch HD screen and houses MediaTek (MT6755) Octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory and a 2300mAh cell.

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It also comes with 13MP primary camera on the rear-side with 1/3-inch Exmor RS for mobile sensor, quick launch, Hybrid auto focus, HDR photo, 5x Clear image zoom, auto scene recognition and a 8MP wide-angle camera.

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Sony Xperia XA release date revealedSony Xperia India (@SonyXperiaIndia) via Twitter

Key features of Sony Xperia XA:

Models Xperia XA
Display 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) with Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 display technology
OS Android Marshmallow
Processor 64-bit MediaTek MT6755 Octa-core
GPU ARM Mali-T860 MP2 700MHz
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB, expandable up to 200GB
Camera
  • Main: 13MP camera with 1/3-inch Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Quick launch, Hybrid Auto-Focus, HDR photo, 5x Clear Image Zoom, Auto-Scene Recognition
  • Front: 8MP with Sony Exmor R for mobile sensor, Auto-Focus, Wide angle lens (88 degree), Low-light photography, HDR photo
Battery 2300mAh (close to 2 days of battery life under mixed usage)
Add-ons Dual-SIM (optional model), Single SIM (type: nano), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM Radio, X-Loud
Dimensions 143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9mm
Weight 137.4 g
Colours white, lime gold, rose gold, graphite black
Price Rs. 20,990
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