Sony introduced three handsets at the MWC 2016 event under a new lineup called “Xperia X,” instead of continuing the tried and tested “Xperia Z” series. Now, two of the three devices are available for preorder and finally, the pricing and color choices have been revealed.
The “Sony Xperia X” is an upper-mid-range handset, while the “Sony Xperia XA” is a mid-range one with no side bezels. The third one is the flagship with top-of-the-shelf configurations dubbed “Sony Xperia X Performance.”
The Japanese tech giant did not give out any information specific to the price or color choices during the launch event. However, the company said the devices will hit the store shelves sometime in June. To top it off, Sony acknowledged that an “exclusive offer,” which is believed to be a freebie, will be offered to those preordering the Xperia XA or the Xperia X.
Now, Amazon's U.K. specific website has listed the price of the Xperia XA as 239.99 pounds (about $345). The Xperia X, on the other hand, will set the buyers back by 499.99 pounds (about $720). Both the handsets are now available for preorder in the U.K.
Moreover, the listings also say the Xperia XA will be released on June 10. However, the Xperia X can be availed starting May 20.
Speaking of color choices, the Xperia X is available in Black and Rose Gold, whereas the Xperia XA can be purchased in Lime Gold, White and Black hues.
So far, there has been no news about the flagship device Xperia X Performance. Phone Arena said this device could hit the store shelves sometime in July, after evaluating the reception of the other two handsets.
Interestingly all three devices come with a different processor on board. The Xperia XA comes powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755 SoC, while Xperia X settles for Qualcomm Snapdragon 650. The Xperia X Performance, on the other hand, flaunts the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC.