Sony Xperia X series now available for pre-order in the US

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When Sony introduced its new Xperia X series at MWC this year, it came with an understanding that its then-current flagship, the Xperia Z, was finally finished. A more recent report suggested that the Japanese OEM now plans to label all new phones under the X umbrella until 2018, though even that rumor has been seemingly disproved. Whatever the case may be, customers in the United States have been patiently waiting for their chance to purchase the new devices, and while the release is still a bit away, pre-orders are finally live.

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Specifically, both Best Buy and B&H Photo are now allowing customers to get their pending payment on. Pricing details are as follows:

The Sony Xperia X Performance will launch on July 17th for a price of $699.99. It comes with a free 128GB SanDisk microSD card. All four color variants are available: Graphite Black, White, Lime Gold, and Rose Gold.

The Sony Xperia X will available on June 26th for a price of $549.99. It comes with a free 128GB SanDisk microSD card, however customers who pre-order from B&H will also get a pair of Samsung Level U Wireless Headphones (Black Sapphire) along with the extra memory. It also comes in all four color variants Sony is producing: Graphite Black, White, Lime Gold, and Rose Gold.

The Sony Xperia XA Ultra will be available on July 24th for a price of $369.99. It comes with a free 64GB SanDisk microSD card. It is only going to be sold in three colors: Graphite Black, White, and Lime Gold. It is possible Rose Gold will also be sold but there is currently no listing page provided.

The Sony Xperia XA will be available on July 17th for a price of $279.99. It comes with a free 64GB San Disk microSD card. It will be sold in all four colors Sony is producing: Graphite Black, White, Lime Gold, and Rose Gold.

Please note that all handsets are unlocked models, and according to Best Buy’s listings are only compatible with GSM carriers including AT&T and T-Mobile.

For easy spec consultation for the three initially announced models, please consult the following table:

Xperia XXperia X PerformanceXperia XA
Display5″ Full HD 1080p5″ Full HD 1080p5” HD 720p
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 650Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 ProcessorMediaTek MT6755
RAM3GB3GB2GB
StorageUp to 32GB, expandable up tp 200GB via microSD.Up to 32GB, expandable up tp 200GB via microSD.Up to 16GB, expandable up tp 200GB via microSD.
CameraRear: 23MP 1/2.3” Exmor RS with Predictive Hybrid AF.

Front: 13MP 1/3” Exmor RS, 22mm Wide Angle Lens F2.0

Rear: 23MP 1/2.3” Exmor RS with Predictive Hybrid AF.

Front: 13MP 1/3” Exmor RS, 22mm Wide Angle Lens F2.0

Rear: 13MP 1/3” Exmor RS with Hybrid AF.

Front: 8MP Exmor R

MiscAndroid M, 2620 mAh battery, fingerprint sensor.Android M, 2700 mAh battery, fingerprint sensor.Android M, 2300 mAh battery.

For information on the more recently announced, jumbo sized Xperia XA Ultra, please refer to our post here.

Wrap Up

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Given the high price point of the Xperia X Performance and Xperia X despite both arguably having some limitations – 3GB of RAM for example – it will remain to be seen just how well these devices can perform in the US market. That Samsung. LG, and HTC also have flagship products with similar pricing but arguably superior specs makes the purchase proposition that much more challenging for Sony, however it’s likely fans of the Japanese brand will stick to their roots.

What do you think? Are you up for a new Xperia X device?

By | 2016-06-20T23:00:10+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Android Related, Just the Tablets|0 Comments

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