Sony Xperia X series is no longer a myth but a reality. It has now dawned that the Xperia Z6 will no longer be coming to the smartphone world as Sony has seemingly replaced it with the new X lineup.
This is great news for Sony enthusiasts as the company seems to have finally found the right balance, shedding off the most unnecessary features of a smartphone and keeping the essential ones. This means that the cost of the Xperia X series is expected to be a lot lower than what the Xperia Z5 series cost.
While the Japanese tech giant has already unveiled some of the devices announced in this new family, none of them has made it to the U.S. Those living in India can at the moment grab a new Xperia XA, X and XA Ultra locally, however, the story on Sony’s U.S. website is that the entire list, including the Xperia X Performance, will be coming to the country soon.
At the moment, the company is busy throwing video teasers with respect to the said phones, but there is still no mention of the exact date of when to expect this new Sony Xperia X series. At the moment, anyone interested in getting a new Xperia X phone can visit the official Sony U.S. website and register for one. Initial reports had suggested that Sony will be pushing the new range of devices into the U.S. market this summer. It seems this is going to materialize sooner than later.
Just like the release date, there is no clear detail on the pricing matters of the Xperia X range. However, as mentioned earlier, the phones have already been released in select markets in Asia and Europe. According to the current prices, the Xperia XA has a price tag of €300, the Xperia X costs €600 whereas the X Performance is valued at €700. If everything remains the same, we expect to see the same prices as far as the U.S. is concerned, with the lower model valued at $300, followed by $600 for the mid-range Xperia X and $700 for the top-end Xperia X Performance.
As for the Xperia XA Ultra, we expect a pricing of about $300, similar to the £300 that it is currently valued at in the UK.
There is no news of any carrier that has struck a deal with Sony to sell the Xperia X range in the country. This means that buyers will probably have to get unlocked versions directly from Sony or authorized vendors.