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Sony Xperia X Performance will be launched in the US

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Sony Xperia X Performance will be launched in the US
Sony today surprised us by announcing no less than three new smartphones, one of them being the high-end Xperia X Performance (not the most inspired name, but maybe that's just us).

Sony provided little details on the release of Xperia X Performance, only saying that the handset would be available starting June. But where exactly will the smartphone be released? Well, Sony Mobile's official US website is already showcasing the Xperia X Performance, allowing interested customers to register for more info as it becomes available (see the first source link below). Thus, we assume that the device will be sold in the US at some point, though we don't know if Sony is planning to offer it via any carriers, or just unlocked (like it's doing with the Xperia Z5).

US aside, according to XperiaBlog, the Xperia X Performance may not reach important European markets like the UK and Germany. Reportedly, a Sony representative said that the smartphone would be launched "in most global markets with a key focus in Asia (Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan)."

The Xperia X Performance is a 5-inch (1080p) Android Marshmallow handset that's powered by Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 820 processor, and will likely cost at least $500 off contract. The handset offers a brushed metal finish, a 23 MP rear camera with super fast hybrid auto focus (0.1 seconds, according to Sony), fingerprint scanner, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2700 mAh battery. For a closer look at the phone, check out our Sony Xperia X Performance hands-on.


sources: Sony Mobile US, XperiaBlog

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posted on 22 Feb 2016, 16:09 7

1. PootisMan (Posts: 248; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Nice. Definitely looking forward to it if the price is right. I've been desperately looking for a phone - 5.2 inches or less with high end specs and this phone seems to fit the bill just right.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 05:09

30. Switch00 (Posts: 417; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


i dont care for such small smartphones. 5.8'' or above, 6.3'' to be exact.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 16:11 1

2. knoxred (Posts: 29; Member since: 23 Aug 2015)


I will be waiting in the US

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 16:17 25

3. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 213; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)


is it just me or someone else also agrees this Xperia X Performance was actually a better and more satisfying announcement than LG G5?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 16:44 2

6. aesthetics (Posts: 128; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


Same here

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 16:51 2

7. Ordinary (Posts: 2203; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Me too.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 16:53 1

8. biboo (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Go for lg g5 or samsung s7
And save your bucks

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:22 1

18. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Definitely

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:44 2

21. AZNHA (unregistered)


a freakin surprise
no pre-hype teasers at all

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 03:04

28. chamilatgamage (Posts: 9; Member since: 30 Jun 2015)


me toooo

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 16:28 5

4. Af1rPA (Posts: 681; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


Will the US get the fingerprint sensor?
I love big phones but I would also love a 5inch Compact. Good work Sony.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 16:39

5. aesthetics (Posts: 128; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


I bet it wont be available in EU, f..ck this...

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 16:56

9. Clars123 (Posts: 612; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


That defeats the point of the Z5 entirely doesn't it..WHAT IN THE ACTUAL f**k IS SONY DOING!!???....Why are SONY and Htc trying to commit suicide repeatedly...it's not funny anymore...y'all need to have a time out and get a better and comprehensive strategy...of course it won't be launched for months at which time the Z6 will then be announced

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 16:57 4

10. biboo (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Sony have to stop its mobile section
And concentrate on tvs and play station
Waste of time and money
Really sad for them
Marketing so poor
Design so poor also
No creativity
What else can i say :(((

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 17:06 6

11. Awalker (Posts: 1430; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


This will probably be my next phone.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 17:26 5

12. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 489; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Nice but I already decided to buy S7.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 17:30 2

13. drifter77 (Posts: 188; Member since: 12 Jun 2015)


Why not slab a 5,000 mAh battery on this device and never look back? Only 2700 mAh wtf Sony? You could have made a killer device at this form factor if you increased the battery capacity.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:02 4

17. bur60 (Posts: 838; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Pricing, batteries aren't made of air

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 18:52

14. Chuck007 (Posts: 1052; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


I don't get it so is the Z series officially dead?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 19:37 3

15. Obie-Wan (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 May 2012)


I don't think so, the X series is more like a gap filler to the Z series. Sony had a history of releasing a 'super-midrange' phones, so i'm not surprised if the X series indeed meant to be a beastly mid-ranger.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:30 1

20. carlemillward (unregistered)


I think they are doing the 6 month cycle (or some variation there) and naming the one X and the other Z, similar to Apple using S.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:11

25. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


damn, X Performance is even better spec'd than their own flagship.
it's definitely not "mid-ranger" by any means.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 19:55

16. Genza (Posts: 537; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


It seems that many people are fooled and thought that the X series is the flagship phones.
Let me tell a little hint, none of the X series is capable of recording 4K and all three of these phones have a significant difference in the specifications.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:12 1

26. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


still, SD820 vs SD810,
SD820 any day man.

while there is no 4K video, it does come with a new much higher front-camera.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 04:51

29. Genza (Posts: 537; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


Of course, the newer processors will be much better but when you buy a flagship mobile phone are you just buy a phone that has the latest processor without all the latest features?

Havel you ever heard about the Sony Xperia M5? It has almost all bells and whistles of a flagship and 13MP front camera with F2.2 auto focus lens.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:24

19. squishypanda8 (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


Will the AX hit the US?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:53 1

22. dancheung77 (Posts: 192; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


It's gonna be iPhone or x series, nothing come close

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 22:06

23. xperiaZlover (Posts: 194; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


Hope this year will be a good year for Sony.
Hope more people buy a Sony or otherwise
I believe Sony mobile will go bankrupt.
May be you could support as well.
I want Sony mobile to survive in the world as they are the only mobile phone company with those looks. Sony design language is unique.

Sony has never had good sales particularly in US like the Samsung and LG devices.
That doesn't mean they are the worst.
But they kind of even this year haven't done much innovation.
The camera and display is better than Z5 for some reason in hands-on reviews.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 22:13

24. williandyzxz (Posts: 16; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Sony good at making camera sensor. But why the cant make the good software. And the lens its scratch to easy.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:32

27. dil2abu (Posts: 305; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Now market it properly..

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 05:50

31. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Which they never do. Or-else it would be selling like cakes.

posted on 02 Apr 2016, 07:55

32. NocturnalEvil (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Mar 2015)


Powered by Snapdragon 820 but still can't record 4K, what an absolute waste of processing power.

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