Sony Xperia X Performance is not a new name to many of you who keep up to date with the latest in the mobile tech world.
But for those with little knowledge about the phone, for starters, it was announced at this year’s MWC 2016 event, forming part of a trio of phones announced at the event by the Japanese company. Others include the Xperia X and Xperia XA, both of which are a target for the mid-range community. As for the Xperia X Performance, it seems Sony is looking to replace the flagship Z series with a line of devices.
As mentioned, the Xperia X Performance is the high-end model while the Xperia XA happens to be the mid-range version. On the other hand, the Xperia X lies somewhere in between the two as far as performance specs are concerned. Even though these three haven’t yet made their debut, it seems this will soon be changing.
According to the latest reports coming from Japan, Sony Xperia X Performance will be released this coming month of June. However, this will only be happening in the phone’s home country of Japan. Revealed via a press statement, the company added that the device will be availed via one of the leading carriers in the country, KIDDI Au.
Despite featuring the same name, the Xperia X Performance variant that will be sold in Japan will have a slight difference from the global variant. The battery unit of the local variant will be trimmed down to 2570mAh as opposed to the standard 2700mAh to be used on the global variant.
Other specs of the X Performance include a 5-inch IPS LCD display unit with Full HD resolution. The screen will include Triluminos technology as well as a scratch-resistant glass to protect the screen from any damages. Being a flagship, the phone will come with this year’s flagship specs under the hood, among them a 64-bit Snapdragon 820 SoC, an Adreno 530 GPU, but it keeps last year’s flagship specs in terms of RAM, which is 3GB.
You will get 32GB of onboard storage on the Xperia X Performance and this storage can be expanded using a microSD card of up to 2TB.
Sony will stick with last year’s camera specs and feature a 23MP sensor on the rear. However, the selfie camera is monster 13MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 and can record videos of up to 1080p. You will get all latest connectivity standards except that the X Performance still uses a microUSB 2.0 port instead of USB Type-C. The device is safe for using around water pools and in rainwater thanks to its IP68 certification.
The device will be powered by the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and even though Sony has remained silent on the pricing matters, there are high chances that this phone will be priced in the north of $700.
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