Sony Xperia X and Xperia XA already up for pre-order in the UK, prices and colors revealed

Sony Xperia X and Xperia XA already up for pre-order in the UK, prices and colors revealed
Sony had a very pleasant surprise in store for us at this year's MWC and that was the new Xperia X line. Meant to replace the current Xperia Z flagship series, there are three new arrivals to look forward to – the midrange, side bezel-free Xperia XA, the slightly more powerful Xperia X, and the top-shelf class Xperia X Performance. Thus far, we didn't know much about pricing and availability for the new handsets, besides a promised June launch, and a reported “exclusive offer” for users that pre-order the Xperia XA or Xperia X.

Today, Amazon's UK website has listed a couple of the new handsets up for pre-order. Priced in British Pounds, of course, we now know that the Xperia XA will run for $345 (£239.99) and the Xperia X will don a $720 (£499.99) price-tag on that side of The Pond. The listings claim that the XA will, indeed, launch on June the 10th, but, surprisingly, the Xperia X's release date is pegged at the 20th of May. We've also got a glimpse at the available finishes for both handsets — while there will probably be more when Sony starts churning out the new handsets en mass, we currently have a Black and Rose Gold Xperia X, and an Xperia XA in beautiful Lime Gold, White, and Black.

Interestingly, there's still no word on the Xperia X Performance – it was not mentioned in the previous report about pre-order bonuses, and it's nowhere to be seen on Amazon right now. The most powerful smartphone of the trio will probably be released even later than June and, seeing how the smartphone launches are currently spaced out, one could assume the X Performance to launch in July. But that's just an educated guess.

As a reminder, the Xperia XA packs a 5-inch, 720 x 1280 display, an Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal storage, a 13 MP main camera with phase detection autofocus, and an 8 MP selfie snapper. The Xperia X hauls a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 display, a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage, 23 MP camera with PDAF, a 13 MP frontal cam, and the side-mounted fingerprint scanner, seen on the Xperia Z5. The Xperia X Performance, whose price and release date are still a mystery, dons the same hardware as the regular X, save for having a quad-core, flagship-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC.


source: Amazon.co.uk (Link 1)(Link 2) via Pocket-lint

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Xperia XA
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek Helio P10
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
Xperia X
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2620 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo

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