Sony announced the Xperia X series at the MWC 2016 show in Barcelona, Spain in February this year. The series was made of Xperia XA, Xperia X, and Xperia X Performance.
Later on, the Xperia XA Ultra was added to the series to make it four devices in the new Xperia X family. Now, according to the latest reports, Canadians will be the first to see the flagship Sony Xperia X Performance ahead of Americans. The news has it that the flagship phone, alongside the base model, Xperia XA, will be offered in Canada via Bell carrier June 23. However, Rogers will start availing the device for reservation as from June 23, but it will be available in stores as from July 14.
This is great news for Canadian lovers of Sony Xperia devices as they will probably be among the first to see the new Xperia X series from the Japanese company. As for those unable to reach the margins of the flagship X Performance, there is a Xperia XA that will start selling via Virgin Mobile Canada and Bell as from June 23. As for those using WIND, the XA will be available in stores as from July 14.
As this is happening in Canada, lovers of Sony in Malaysia can also have something to smile about as the company has also announced the entire list of Xperia X smartphones will be headed to the Asian country, apart from the flagship Xperia X Performance. The phones have been put up for preorders, including the 6-inch Xperia XA Ultra, which was announced later following the unveiling of the trio at the annual tech event.
Unlike Canadians, Malaysians will be missing out on the top-end model, which packs the latest flagship specs. It has a 5-inch 1080p Full HD screen that is powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC paired with a RAM of 3GB. The phone, as expected from a Sony device, comes with a massive camera configuration that sees the rear get a 23MP lens and the front packed with a 13MP sensor, both with f/2.0 aperture.
UK dwellers were also poised to lose out on the Xperia X Performance. However, a new report has emerged confirming that UK retailer Clove will be selling the phone in limited quantities. As for those in Malaysia, no retailer nor Sony has confirmed of such an occurrence. But who knows, the phone might find its way to the country at some point later in the year.