Sony US presents the Xperia X series in new videos, release dates not yet announced

Sony US presents the Xperia X series in new videos, release dates not yet announced
Sony this month launched the Xperia X series in a few European markets, and it's planning to bring it to many countries around the world, including the US. At the moment, the Xperia X family includes four smartphones - Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, Xperia XA, and Xperia XA Ultra - all of which are listed as coming soon over at Sony Mobile's official US website.

While Sony hasn't provided any US launch dates for its new smartphones, today it released promo videos showcasing all of them, minus the Xperia XA Ultra (which was announced last week, not in February like the other three handsets). The videos, embedded below, don't reveal anything that we didn't already know about the Xperia X, X Performance, and XA, but they probably indicate the fact that Sony is almost ready to start selling these three devices stateside.

At the moment, the European prices for Sony's new handsets (except for the XA Ultra) are as follows: Xperia X Performance - around €700, Xperia X - around €600, Xperia XA - €300. We assume that, in the US, Sony will ask about $700, $600, and $300, respectively, for the devices. But we'll see about that when official details are available. Until then, to check out the differences between the three smartphones, read our Xperia X, X Performance and XA hands-on from Mobile World Congress 2016.

Since no US carrier announced anything regarding the Xperia X family, it looks like Sony will sell the phones in the US only unlocked. Do you plan to purchase any of these handsets?



1. Busyboy

Posts: 738; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

You'd have to be delusional to pay 700€ for the X Performance when the Axon 7 butchers this phone for 400€.

3. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

A ZTE phone? Lol

13. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

That's exactly my point against Chinese companies. Why the HECK would you get a Chinese brand, when you can get a Korean / Japanese / American / elsewhere branded phone (besides saving $$$)

17. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Because some Chinese phones are actually better than the phones from Japanese/American/Korean/etc companies. From the early impressions I've seen, the Axon 7 seems like it can easily beat the Xperia X performance and is quite close with Samsung phones.

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it have AMOLED screen, ISOCELL camera, force touch, and internal DAC.. but, S7 edge FTW...

26. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

Yes, it may have as good specs / better specs... but bottom line - you are getting a ZTE. THat's the issue.

8. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

axon 7 ftw

18. josephnero

Posts: 788; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

20. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Thanks for sharing. This is why I love Sony's software. It's so smooth and clean, and even with the SD650 it outperforms the 10 with the SD820. Well done Sony! And the screen also looks better judging from the video. But I'm afraid that the Xperia-bashing continues even when they don't know anything about this phone or Xperia's in particular.

22. josephnero

Posts: 788; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

This site belong to blind sammy fans

27. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

You randomly taint Samsungs fans... SHows what Sony fans are truly like - paranoid! Get on with the times man...

21. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Better battery than the S7 edge as well according to XEETECHCARE:

2. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

From isolated angles the Xperias look great, but when you take a step back and take in the entire image, they just look like a chunky rectangle.

10. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Then you have to use their software and end up wanting to throw them out of the window.

4. SonyOwner unregistered

Florin T. What did you earn?

7. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

I'm not sure I understand your question.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Don't bother answering him. It's probably some fan fueled nonsense. And even if it isn't, it's none of his business :D.

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I'm sure its potatoes..

5. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

By the time it's out, it's already stale...

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

By the time it's out, note6 full spec leaked (SD823 and stuff) and have similar pricetag this phone, lol

6. jrveley

Posts: 3; Member since: May 27, 2016

how many times is sony going to release the same phone over and over. You need to do a redesign every now and then, this is 4 years in a row is a glass front and back and metal rimmed rectangle. same speaker ports and camera in the same location... same features. boring and over priced.

11. Flame_Hunter

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

Tell that also to apple.

12. Busyboy

Posts: 738; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Actually, the back isn't glass, but rather aluminum. They finally changed it up a bit, but the bezels are still there smh

19. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

top and bottom bezels

24. RockStar2005

Posts: 13; Member since: May 28, 2016

The back side is no longer glass, but aluminum. So they actually did redesign it. And I'm glad they haven't tried to redesign it too much. HTC redesigned the 10 and now it looks like a Samsung or Apple phone. Used to look unique & awesome, now it just looks generic. At least they improved the camera though. lol What are they supposed to do with the speakers? Be lame and put them at the bottom like Samdumb? I have the S7 now and its lone speaker sucks. I mean it's seriously awful. And camera location? Seems to me all phones have their cameras in the same spot, so I don't get what you mean there. I think physical home buttons are boring and lame. Don't get why phones still use such an antiquated feature when now we have virtual home buttons.

23. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Go Sony!!

25. nycguy54

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

Waiting for XA here

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