It was only several days ago when Sony officially announced the new Xperia X series, but Sony Malaysia has already confirmed that these smartphones will be coming to our shores sometime in the future. It seems like the Japanese company is aggressively rolling out its new flagship lineup.
The Xperia X series is an interesting lineup, and now that it has replaced the Z series, it will be Sony’s best offering from now on. Unlike the Z5 series, all three devices in the X lineup do not share the same processor: the X Performance is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor, the X a Snapdragon 650 SoC, and the XA – the “super mid-range” device, which is presumably the most affordable of the three – is packed with a MediaTek 6755 Helio P10 chipset.
Other specifications of the Xperia X Performance and X include a 5-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, microSD card expansion, a metal unibody design, up to 32GB of memory (64GB for the dual-SIM variant of the X), a 13MP front-facing camera, and a new 23MP rear shooter with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, which promises very fast focus speeds.
As for the Xperia XA, it also has a 5-inch display, but with a resolution of 1280 x 720 instead. Other than that, it has a plastic construction instead of metal and an almost bezel-less display. Rounding out the hardware of the Xperia XA are 2GB of RAM, up to 16GB of expandable internal storage, a 13MP rear camera (also with a form of hybrid autofocus), an 8MP front snapper, and a 2,300mAh battery that promises two days of battery life – the Xperia X Performance and X, on the other hand, have a 2,700mAh and 2,620mAh batteries respectively, which can supposedly last for up to two days as well.
Beyond mentioning that the Xperia X series will be coming to Malaysia, Sony Malaysia did not mention the availability and retail prices of these devices yet. The company did, however, reveal that it will be bringing in the dual-SIM variants. The Xperia X series is expected to be available from June 2016 onwards.
(Source: Sony Mobile MY (Facebook))