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Sony is releasing a new Xperia XA2 Plus phone and it is T H I C C

The phone features a 6″ display and full bezel.

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Sony’s back again with a new Xperia phone, the XA2 Plus. With so many companies marketing their phones as the best for content consumption, it’s a natural fit that Sony is billing this handset as “designed to entertain.”

So what does the next device from Sony think it will entertain us with? Starting with a 6-inch Full HD+ display with the ever-increasingly-common 18:9 ratio, it has rounded screen corners and some chunky bezels. The market seems to be moving towards bezel-less designs for entertainment purposes, so the decision to keep them here is slightly confusing. It is only a midrange device, however, so it’s probably a cost issue.

From the renders, it looks like the headphone jack is still present, so Sony’s done one thing right for those who watch their entertainment on the go.

Under the hood, there’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, not a speed demon at the best of times but should be adequate for most tasks. For ram and storage, there are two options – 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, or 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It features Android 8.0, Quick Charge with USB-C, and a rear fingerprint sensor.

A 23-megapixel sensor is on the back and supports 4K video and 120fps slow-motion, there’s also an 8-megapixel selfie cam featuring a super wide-angle.

It will be available in silver, black, gold and a kind of sea-green. We don’t have any pricing or availability information yet, and as always, we’ll update you when we hear something.

Last year’s XA1 Plus was around $380, so if the XA2 is in that ballpark it’s a fair price for the hardware on offer.

What do you think about Sony’s new phone? Sound off in the comments.

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