MWC 2016 | Sony announces Xperia X smartphone series
Sony has just unveiled its new smartphone series, the Sony Xperia X. Consisting of three handsets, the Xperia X Performance, Xperia X and Xperia XA, it’s expected to hit the market this summer.
The most powerful of the trio is the flagship-class Xperia X Performance. It features a 5-inch, FullHD curved display and is powered by Qualcomm’s latest octa-core Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 3 GB of RAM. There’s 32 GB of storage space (partly taken by the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system) that can be expanded via the built-in micro-SD card reader.
The Xperia X Performance features a 23 MP main camera with Predictive Hybrid autofocus technology, as well as a 13 MP front-facing selfie snapper. The battery capacity is 2,700 mAh. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi and GPS.
The Xperia X sports the same camera and display specs as the X Performance model but is powered by the hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor, also supported by 3 GB of RAM. The Xperia X comes in two flavours – single-SIM with 32 GB of storage space and dual-SIM with 64 GB. The micro-SD card reader is present on-board as well. The battery is slightly smaller – 2,620 mAh.
On the budget end of the new series is the Xperia XA, powered by MediaTek’s MT6755 processor accompanied by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of expandable storage space. The 5-inch screen resolution is only 1280 x 720 pixels. This model sports a 13 MP Xmor RS camera sensor for the main camera and an 8 MP unit on the front. The Xperia XA comes with a 2,300 mAh battery.
All new smartphones come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. There's no pricing information at this point.