Sony's Xperia X Series to Reach US In June
May 31, 2016, 7:02 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Sony today said it plans to bring its Xperia X range of handsets to the U.S. market beginning in June. The Xperia X is available for preorder starting today from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, and Reagan Wireless for $550. The phone ships June 26. Preorders for the Xperia X Performance, Xperia XA, and Xperia XA Ultra begin June 19 and ship in July. The X Performance costs $700, the XA costs $280, and the XA Ultra costs $370. Sony is offering three free Sony Pictures movies and the Sony Quick Charger with preorders for all four phones. Sony initially announced the Xperia X series at Mobile World Congress in February. The X series replaces the Z series as Sony's main line of smartphones. The X and X Performance are the high-end models, boasting 23-megapixel main cameras, 13-megapixel selfies cameras, and 5-inch full HD screens. The phones include support for some US LTE bands, but Sony has yet to specify which. People who preorder the Xperia X and X Performance will receive a 128 GB memory card.
The Xperia X is an unlocked Android smartphone that Sony is selling directly to consumers. The phone departs from Sony's Xperia Z series in ways that are both good and bad.
The X Series is an interesting new range of phones from Sony. Although they all look similar, the various specs cover a surprisingly wide range of the market from affordable to high-end, the models hit on a number of current trends.
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