Sony Xperia X and XA pre-orders to come with "exclusive" offer
Announced by Sony at MWC 2016 in February, the Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, and Xperia XA (pictured above) will only be available to buy starting June.
According to Xperia Blog, folks who've pre-registered their interest in two of the new phones are now receiving emails from Sony informing them that pre-orders are around the corner. Apparently, customers who pre-order the Xperia X, Xperia XA, or the Xperia Ear headset will get "an exclusive offer." At the moment, we don't know what this offer includes, though it could be about reduced prices, or some freebies bundled with the new Xperia devices.
It's not clear if those who pre-order the Xperia X Performance will also be entitled to this exclusive offer (as you can see in the image below, only the Xperia X and Xperia XA are mentioned). Anyhow, all three upcoming Xperia X handsets will be available in the US. Most likely, they'll be sold unlocked, unless Sony surprises us by striking a deal with a carrier - which hasn't happened recently.
Sony already confirmed that the Xperia X family replaces the Z series. Thus, the Xperia X Performance seems to be the company's next flagship smartphone, succeeding the Xperia Z5.
The Xperia X Performance and Xperia X have a lot of things in common, including 5-inch 1080p displays, 23 MP rear cameras, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage space. However, they feature different metal finishes, and different processors: the X Performance is powered by the high-end Snapdragon 820, while the X uses the mid-range Snapdragon 650. As for the Xperia XA, this sports a 5-inch 720p display with almost no side bezels, and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor helped by 2 GB of RAM. To find out more about Sony's new smartphones, go check out our Xperia X, Xperia Performance, and Xperia XA hands-on (video included).
via: Xperia Blog