We knew we would see a few surprises at MWC 2016, but we weren’t sure which manufacturer they would come from. Well, Sony is taking that honor this year with the new Sony Xperia X lineup, which has just been announced at MWC in Barcelona.
HTC isn’t the only company looking to revamp their smartphone lineup this year. Sony didn’t set the world ablaze with the Xperia Z5, but they hope to right the ship with the new Sony Xperia X series. We’ll be getting three devices with the first batch of smartphones and they will include the Sony Xperia X, the Sony Xperia X Performance, and the Sony Xperia XA.
First up is the Sony Xperia X Performance, which features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. The Snapdragon 820 and 3GB of RAM will provide the power while the storage capacity is listed at 32GB but expandable through a microSD card slot. As it’s Sony, you can expect solid snappers and in this case, it’s a 23MP Exmor RS sensor on the back and a 13MP Exmor RS sensor on the front. A fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Hi-Res Audio, IP67 certification, and a 2,700mAh battery round things out for the Xperia X. It’s also their flagship model, so you can expect a premium look and metal build.
If you want to save a few bucks, the Sony Xperia XA could be an option as it’s the mid-ranger of the bunch. That means you’ll get a 5-inch 720p display to go along with a speedy Helio P10 and 2GB of RAM. The storage space clocks in at 16GB, but is expandable and the camera combo is listed at 13MP/8MP. The thin bezeled Xperia XA has a 2,300mAh battery and runs Android 6.0 out of the box.
Last but certainly not least, is the regular Sony Xperia X with a 5-inch 1080p panel and a Snapdragon 650. The storage and RAM and camera combo are all the same as the Sony Xperia X Performance model, and we’re pleased to say it will have the same large 23MP/13MP camera combo as well. In a nutshell, it’s essentially the Performance model with a slower chip, no water-resistance, and a 2,620mAh battery.
Sony’s Xperia series looks to be getting a nice upgrade with the Sony Xperia X lineup, and we expect them to be popular if the price is right. Sony hasn’t given details on the colorful new Xperia X range at this time, but pre-register or find out more information about each model at their official links below.