The Sony Xperia A smartphone has been officially announced by Japanese carrier NTT Docomo as part of its Summer 2013 collection.
The phone is similar to the Xperia ZR which was announced a few days back and is water and dust resistant with an IP55/ IP58 rating. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The phone has a 4.6-inches HD reality display sporting a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. Powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, the Xperia A has 2GB of RAM and internal storage of 32GB expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. The Xperia ZR on the other hand offers internal storage of 8GB.
The Xperia A sports a 13-megapixel fast-capture camera with Exmor RS with auto-focus and a VGA front facing camera. It has a dedicated hardware button for the camera, and allows using it even when the screen is locked. The phone also sports an Infrared blaster and comes with NFC functionality. It has a 2300 mAh battery.
The phone will be available starting May 17 in Black, White, Pink and Mint colour variants in Japan.
The phone was first leaked after its pictures were published by the FCC. This was followed by anotherleak in which posters and brochures of the phone appeared online.
We’re not sure if the phone would be available outside Japan as the Xperia ZR has more or less the same hardware, and will be launched globally Q2 2013 onwards.
Sony Xperia A key specifications
- 4.6-inch HD reality display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- 13-megapixel Exmor RS autofocus camera with LED flash
- VGA front camera
- 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, LTE, NFC
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)