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Sony Mobile announces NZ availability of new phone - with a mother of a camera

Wed, 3rd May 2017
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Sony Mobile recently announced the availability and pricing of the new Xperia XA1.

Priced at a very affordable mid-range NZD $499, the latest addition to the X-Series can be purchased through Spark - with other ranging partners to be announced in the coming weeks.

The phone itself was first revealed to the public at Mobile World Congress in February this year, with one of the main talking points of the Xperia XA1 being its high-end rear camera specs including a 23MP sensor and low-light capabilities.

Managing director of Sony Mobile Communications for Oceania, John Featherstone says they're thrilled to be bringing the new Xperia XA1 to New Zealand.

“The new 8MP front camera and 23mm wide-angle lens is a selfie lover's dream,” says Featherstone.

“We've taken Sony's digital camera expertise to deliver the leading rear and front cameras for the Xperia XA1. Its exceptional camera technology is perfectly suited to capture everyday spontaneous moments in the most convenient and user-friendly way. We know it will exceed expectations.

Some of the key product highlights of the device include:

  • 23MP high resolution rear camera with a range of technologies to allow low-light capabilities
  • 8MP front camera with a 23mm wide-angle lens to allow for group selfies
  • Capture the perfect selfie easily with just a wave via the ‘Hand Shutter' camera feature
  • Borderless design with edge-to-edge HD (720p) 5” screen
  • Power-efficient MediaTek helio P20 octa-core processors
  • Qnovo Adapt Charging monitors the battery's health and adjusts charging current accordingly to avoid damage and maximise lifespan
  • Supports quick charging with hours of power in just a few minutes
  • Stamina Mode keeps the battery going for longer when you really need it the most by disabling some of the functions and extending its lifetime
  • Xperia Actions is a new addition to the latest Xperia range – aims to learn users' usage patterns to simplify daily life by suggesting customisable settings and personalised recommendations

The Xperia XA1 is now available across New Zealand.

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