Sony Xperia X Performance will be launched in the US

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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Xperia X Performance
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(15.67h 3G talk time)



1. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 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.

30. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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

2. knoxred

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

I will be waiting in the US

3. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 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?

6. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Same here

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Me too.

8. biboo

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Go for lg g5 or samsung s7 And save your bucks

18. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016


21. AZNHA unregistered

a freakin surprise no pre-hype teasers at all

28. chamilatgamage

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

me toooo

4. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

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

5. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

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

9. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 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'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

10. biboo

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 11, 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 :(((

11. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

This will probably be my next phone.

12. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Nice but I already decided to buy S7.

13. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 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.

17. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Pricing, batteries aren't made of air

14. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

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

15. Obie-Wan

Posts: 113; Member since: May 24, 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.

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.

25. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

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

16. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 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.

26. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

29. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 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.

19. squishypanda8

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Will the AX hit the US?

22. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

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

23. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 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.

24. williandyzxz

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

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

27. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Now market it properly..

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