Sony Xperia X Performance will be launched in the US
posted by Florin T. / Feb 22, 2016, 3:57 PM
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
Sony Xperia X Performance OS: Android 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- 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)
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.
posted on Feb 22, 2016, 4:09 PM 7
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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 Feb 22, 2016, 4:17 PM 25
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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 Feb 22, 2016, 4:56 PM 0
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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 Feb 22, 2016, 5:30 PM 2
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I don't get it so is the Z series officially dead?
posted on Feb 22, 2016, 6:52 PM 0
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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 Feb 22, 2016, 7:37 PM 3
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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 Feb 22, 2016, 7:55 PM 0
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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 Feb 22, 2016, 11:12 PM 1
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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 Feb 23, 2016, 4:51 AM 0
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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 Feb 22, 2016, 10:06 PM 0
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