Sony announced the Xperia X Performance at the MWC 2016 tech show back in February alongside the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi5, and LG G5.
While Xiaomi Mi5 was the first to go on sale followed by Samsung Galaxy S7 and later on LG G5, it is only now that Sony Xperia X Performance has made its way to the public. The Sony flagship was announced as part of a new Xperia X series that also features the likes of Xperia X, Xperia XA as well as Xperia XA Ultra.
Surprisingly, some markets have already received three of the four handsets announced by Sony, but no market had seen the flagship Xperia X Performance. Now that Taiwan makes it first on the list of markets to receive the Sony flagship, we are confident that the same phone will be showing up in other markets very soon. Areas such as Thailand and Hong Kong should be next on the list to receive this phone, however, those in Europe and the United States will have to wait a little bit longer for the company’s has scheduled the phone’s release in these regions for this July.
Fortunately, there are some specific details regarding the release date of the Xperia X Performance in Europe and the U.S. Those in the former regions will start seeing this device during the week of July 4 while those in the U.S. will have to wait until July 17. We also have an idea of what the phone will be priced at. Those in the U.S. will have to part with $699 in order to get a brand new X Performance while the Eurozone will set you back the same amount of euros.
Just as a highlight, the Sony Xperia X Performance comes with a screen size of 5 inches and unlike many other flagships released in 2016, it has a 1080p screen. Under the hood, the X Performance has a solid SoC in the shape of Snapdragon 820, which is paired with an Adreno 530 graphics processor and a RAM of 3GB. As many of you may know by now, Sony rarely disappoints when it comes to photography. As a result, you get a massive 23MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture with an LED flash on board. The secondary camera has a 13MP lens with the same aperture.
Sony’s Xperia X Performance comes with onboard storage of 32GB, which can be expanded via a dedicated microSD card slot of up to 256GB. To keep the phone alive is a 2700mAh non-removable battery unit, which has an endurance rating of 61 hours. The phone is powered by the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.