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MWC 2016 | Sony announces Xperia X smartphone series

The three new handsets are expected to hit the market this summer.

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.



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Arkadiusz Piasek, 2016-02-22 (Update: 2016-02-23)