After launching their latest lineup of smartphones earlier this year at MWC, Sony has today made it official that the Xperia X, X Performance, XA, and XA Ultra will be coming to the United States with pre-orders opening today on the high-end Xperia X.
In case you missed it earlier this year, these devices all have different tiers of specifications ranging from the low-end to the high-end. The X Performance packs a 5″ 1080p display, Snapdragon 820, 3GB of RAM, the usual water resistant build, a 23MP camera, and 32GB of storage with Android Marshmallow running the show. Pricing for this model lands at $699 unlocked and it will come with a 128GB microSD card with any pre-order before the July 17th launch.
The X steps down a bit with a 5″ 1080p display, Snapdragon 650, 3GB of RAM, a water resistant build, 23MP camera, and 32GB of storage with Android Marshmallow. This model starts at $549. This one is available for pre-order now from multiple online retailers including Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy.
The XA starts at $279 and packs a 5″ 720p display, MediaTek Helio P10 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 13MP camera, and will launch on July 17th. The XA Ultra will release a few days later for $369 with a slight jump in specifications. This device will pack a MediaTek MT6755, 3GB of RAM, a 21.5MP rear camera, 16MP front camera, and a massive 6-inch 1080p display.
Sony’s First Xperia® X Series Coming to the United States This Summer
· Focus on what you love with Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, Xperia XA, and Xperia XA Ultra which bring intelligence and high-speed performance in a new beautifully designed smartphone lineup
· Xperia X now available to pre-order
SAN MATEO, CA — May 31, 2016 — The next generation of the Xperia brand has arrived. Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced that the Xperia® X series will be available in the United States this summer, with the X now available to pre-order. The smartphone lineup includes Xperia X Performance, X, XA, and the recently announced XA Ultra, marking a new era of smartphone personalization and intelligence—engineered to empower users to achieve more through Xperia’s acclaimed powerful battery performance, innovative camera technologies and unparalleled design.
“Sony Mobile is passionate about creating the most intelligent and unique experiences for our users, bringing best-in-class technologies to help amplify the activities they love doing every day. Xperia X series is designed to let you interact with the world around you in exciting ways, making lives more enjoyable and delivering new intelligence that sets it apart,” said Kunihiko Shiomi, President, Sony Mobile Communications North America.
A Camera Focused on Speed
The Xperia X series adds a new layer of intelligent technology that simplifies your life and gives you the confidence to focus on what you love and explore the world in new ways. Life’s most spontaneous moments are difficult to capture, but advanced camera technologies in the new Xperia X series give you a front seat to all the action. The 23 MP camera on Xperia X Performance with Quick Launch is Sony Mobile’s fastest and smartest yet, with the all-new Predictive Hybrid Autofocus in both Xperia X Performance and Xperia X developed in collaboration with Sony Alpha camera engineers that tracks your subject and predicts its next move so you can automatically capture action shots in the sharpest detail, free of blur. So, even if you can’t predict where the shot is headed, your smartphone can.
In a world where timing is everything, the X series provides the assurance that you’ll never miss a moment, delivering a launch to capture speed of 0.6 seconds at the press of the dedicated camera button. Users won’t have to worry about capturing moments that are blurry thanks to Sony’s exclusive SteadyShotTM technology which allows you to shoot clear and steady videos on-the-go and capture smoother videos than ever before without any “shaky cam” effects.
Performance that Keeps You Going
With people’s lives more fast-paced than ever, Xperia X series keeps up the pace right there beside you through heightened performance and battery life, allowing you to stay up-to-date with what matters most whenever you need it. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 650 processor on Xperia X delivers powerful performance that is also reliable and efficient. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor on Xperia X Performance also delivers blazing-fast processing speed and real-time high-definition graphics so you can make full use of high-powered activities such as playing PlayStation® games through PS4™ Remote Play and streaming music and video at a moment’s notice.
To extend your most enjoyable entertainment experiences, Xperia X series incorporates Sony’s smart battery management to deliver long-lasting battery life1. Intelligent battery management solutions on Xperia X series include Qnovo’s Adaptive Charging technology2 that delivers a battery lifespan that’s up to twice as long, while STAMINA mode minimizes battery drain so you have power when you need it most. If you’re in a hurry and need a battery boost, Xperia X Performance and Xperia X are enabled with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0 so you can get 5.5 hours usage with just 10 minutes of charging with a certified Quick Charge™ 2.0 charger, which also comes as an optional accessory for Xperia XA.
Designed to Impress
Xperia X series offers a premium finish as part of its unified design concept, boasting form-fitting 5” display with curved glass edges for a stylish, durable and comfortable design. The simplicity of the design means it fits effortlessly into your life, whatever your style. Xperia XA offers an edge-to-edge borderless display that makes it easy to grasp and use in one hand, giving you the benefits of a bigger screen without imposing on the size of the handset. Furthermore, Sony’s water resistant design takes the worry out of a little wet. Xperia X Performance is built to withstand the splashes that are a part of everyday life. So you can relax about sudden spills or unexpected showers.3
Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, and Xperia XA each have a range of matching Style Covers and will roll out in four elegant finishes: White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold. Xperia XA Ultra will be available in White, Graphite Black and Lime Gold.
Xperia X is now available for pre-order in the United States through Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video and Reagan Wireless for 549.99 with a free 128GB MicroSD memory card. Pre-order for Xperia X Performance ($699.99 MSRP with free 128GB MicroSD memory card), Xperia XA Ultra ($369.99 MSRP with free 64GB MicroSD memory card) and Xperia XA (279.99 MSRP with free MicroSD memory card) begins on June 19. Pre-order offer for all four devices includes three free Sony Pictures movies and a UCH10 Quick Charger ($35.90 MSRP) for Xperia X Performance and Xperia X.
Xperia X will be available in the United States at SonyMobile.com/us, Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video and Reagan Wireless on June 26, Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA on July 17, and Xperia XA Ultra on July 24.