Sony Mobile has announced the Xperia A (SO-04E) in Japan in partnership with NTT Docomo on their 2013 Summer Lineup. The Xperia A looks similar to the Xperia ZR that was announced earlier this week. It has a 4.6-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) Reality display with mobile Bravia Engine 2, powered by 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ 8064 processor with Adreno 320 GPU and packs a 13MP camera with LED Flash, Exmor RS sensor for HDR images and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera.
It runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) has has IPX5, 5 / IP5X ratings for dust and water resistance. It can stay under depth of 1.5m of still water. It runs on NTT Docomo’s Xi LTE service and comes with SEG, NOTTV, mobile wallet with NFC and infrared support. It packs a 2300 mAh battery.
The Xperia A is priced at 52,920 yen on NTT Docomo and is also available on contract from the operator. It comes in White, Black, Pink and Mint colors and will go on sale in Japan later this week.