Sony surprised the world by coming in with a Xperia Z5 Premium phone that features a 4K display panel. Well, it appears this Z series is no more as there is a new Sony Xperia X series that carries three phones, at least for now.
Announced at the MWC 2016 show, the new Xperia family consists of Sony Xperia X, Xperia XA, and the top-tier Xperia X Performance. There are reports that a new Sony Xperia XA Ultra is also coming, which will make it the fourth device in this family.
However, it seems only two of the currently announced Sony smartphones will be headed to India. The base model Xperia XA and the mid-tier Xperia X are already up for preorders in the Asian powerhouse, but there is no word of when or if the flagship will be headed to this country.
As for those who want to get a taste of what the new series is like, the Xperia X comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD Full HD display panel with a 1080p resolution and a pixel density of 441ppi. Under the hood, the mid-ranger packs a decent 64-bit hexacore Snapdragon 650 SoC clocked at a speed of 1.8GHz and is supported by an Adreno 510 GPU and a RAM of 3GB. On the back of the phone is a 23MP snapper while the front part packs a decent 13MP selfie camera. On storage matters, there is 32GB of expandable storage, with the microSD card slot able to handle up to 200GB.
On the other hand, the Xperia XA features the same 5.0-inch display screen size, but it features a 720p resolution that converts to a 294ppi pixel density. Under the hood, the XA comes with a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 SoC that is supported by a Mali-T860 MP2 GPU and a RAM of 2GB. You will get a 13MP rear snapper and an 8MP selfie camera while the storage option remains to be one – 16GB. But there is room to expand via a microSD card of up to 200GB.
Both handsets are powered by the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow and can be used with two SIM cards. Sony is expected to officially release these two phones to the Indian market at the end of this month, but it has not detailed out the prices yet.
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