Sony has been a long time player in the Android space. As a consumer electronic company with a long history, they have many fans. However, despite their longevity and consumer base, they have just not been able to break into the market in a profitable way. At this year’s MWC Sony released the rumoured successor to their Xperia Z5 line, but it wasn’t the Z6 we were expecting, no it was a new line, the Xperia X series. The New Xperia X line-up contains the Xperia XA, Xperia X and the Xperia X Performance.
Today we have seen a little movement from Sony with several new official product videos hitting their YouTube channel as we as a press release from Sony UK announcing that from today pre-orders will be going live across various markets. Unfortunately, the X series still shows as ‘coming soon’ in Australia so it doesn’t look like we’re in for pre-orders down under just yet.
If you need a refresher on the Xperia X series take a look below
|Sony Xperia XA||Sony Xperia X||Sony Xperia X Performance||Release date||February 2016||February 2016||February 2016||Screen size||5.0-inch||5.0-inch||5.0-inch||Screen technology||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||Resolution||1,280 x 720||1,920 x 1,080||1,920 x 1,080||PPI||294||441||441||Rear camera||13MP||23MP||23MP||Rear aperture||f/2.0||f/2.0||Front camera||8MP||13MP||13MP||Front aperture||f/2.0||f/2.0||Chipset||MediaTek helio P10||Snapdragon 650||Snapdragon 820||Core config||2.0 GHz x 8||1.8 GHZ x 2 + 1.4 GHZ x2||2.15 GHz x 2 + 1.6 GHz x 2||Ram||2GB||3GB||3GB||Storage||16GB||32GB||MicroSD||Yes, up to 200GB||Yes, up to 200GB||Yes, up to 200GB||Battery||2,300 mAh||2,620 mAh||2,700 mAh||Battery removable||—||—||—||Connector||MicroUSB||MicroUSB||MicroUSB||Headphone Port||Yes||Yes||Yes||Headphone Location||—||—||—||Speaker Configuration||—||—||—||WIFI standards||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Bluetooth standards||NFC||Yes||Yes||Yes||Location||Android OS||Android 6.0.1||Android 6.0.1||Android 6.0.1||Vendor skin||Xperia UI||Xperia UI||Xperia UI||Dimensions||143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9 mm||143 x 69 x 7.7 mm||143.7 x 70.4 x 8.7 mm||Weight||137g||152g||164g||Colours|
I have to admit, I hold a special place in my heart for Sony, and I want to see them find success in the increasingly competitive mobile/ consumer electronics market. Could the X line finally allow Sony to turn around their Mobile division?
We’ll keep an eye out for the Australian release and let you know when we find anything out.
How is the Xperia X line-up looking to you? Let us know in the comments