MWC 2016: Sony announces new Xperia X series smartphones
MWC 2016: Sony announces new Xperia X series smartphonesSony Mobile Press kit

Sony officially released the new mid-range smartphone, Xperia XA dual SIM, in India on Friday.

The  new 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.

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.

With the launch, Sony now sells two of the four Xperia X series phones in India – one a flagship Xperia X dual SIM (Rs. 48,990) and another Xperia XA dual SIM (Rs. 20,990). The other two models— Xperia X Performance, a top-end model with Snapdragon 820, and the camera-centric phablet Xperia XA Ultra are yet to be made available in the country.

Also read: Sony unveils Xperia XA Ultra with 16MP OIS front camera

Price and availability:

Sony's Xperia XA dual SIM is now available on Amazon India (HERE) for Rs. 20,990.

Also read: Key feature difference between Xperia X, Xperia XA and X Performance

Also read: Asus Zenfone Max (2016) Review: Marathon battery life with faster, powerful processor


Considering the features and price of the new Xperia XA, Sony will have a tough time convincing buyers as rival brands such as Motorola Moto G4 series, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and LeEco Le 2 with much better hardware are available at a much less price.

Also read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review: A near-perfect budget phablet

Key features of Sony Xperia XA:

Models Xperia XA
Display 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) with Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 display technologyPixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android Marshmallow
Processor 64-bit MediaTek MT6755 Octa-core
GPU ARM Mali-T860 MP2 700MHz
Storage 16GB, expandable up to 200GB
  • 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