The Sony Xperia XA1 has now been released, with Hong Kong being the first launch territory. Specifically, it is the Xperia XA1 Dual that has launched, with a recommended price of HK$ 2,498 (£256, €302, $321). The Xperia XA1 is available in four colours altogether (White, Black, Gold, Pink).
The Xperia XA1 is one of Sony’s 2017 mid-range offerings, the other being the Xperia XA1 Ultra that is expected to launch in early June. We have the first unboxing pictures for you to pore over below – one of our immediate observations for the dual-SIM model is that we get a dual SIM tray plus a separate slot for the microSD memory card. So no hybrid SIM tray for the mid-range offering, even if that doesn’t extend to the Xperia XZs.
The Xperia XA1 has a 5-inch 720p edge-to-edge display with 23MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS rear camera and 8MP 1/4-inch Exmor R front facing camera. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757 chipset, 3GB RAM and comes with 32GB eMMC internal storage. Other features include a 2300mAh battery, USB Type-C, microSD memory card support, Quick Charging (MediaTek PumpExpress 2.0), NFC, and Bluetooth 4.2.