Sony introduced a fresh series of smartphones at the MWC2016, dubbed Xperia X. The new series will pick-up from where the Xperia Z series left. To start with, Sony has launched not one but three handsets under this new series covering the low end to top end. With new series, the design has been improved too with curved front edges which was long overdue. The Xperia X Performance especially looks stunning with matter finish metal back.
The three phones are Xperia X Performance, Xperia X and Xperia XA. The first two share many traits except Xperia A has little less processing power. The X Performance has Snapdragon 820 processor while the X has Snapdragon 650.Both the phones have 3GB RAM, same 23MP/13MP (rear/front) cameras and same 5-inch FullHD display. Both of them also have fingerprint sensors.The X Performance has just 2,700 mAh battery while the Xperia X has 2,620 mAh battery. Sony is claiming two days of battery life from all three phones.
The low-end Xperia XA is powered by the MediaTek 6755 processor and 2GB RAM. It gets a 13MP/8MP camera combo and 5 inch 720p HD display. Its battery stands at 2,300 mAh.
While the new series is sure to replace the high-end Z series, Sony hasn’t clearly said if it will also replace its existing Xperia C, E and M series. But Sony should do it as having fewer phones at right price spots will be beneficial in long term. Something that Moto has done already.
So far, no major US carriers have shown interests to carry new Xperia devices. The general rollout is scheduled for the summer of this year.