Sony was present at the MWC 2016 event where the company has announced its latest smartphones running on Marshmallow: Xperia X, Xperia XA and Xperia X Performance which are part of the new X-series. Sony is seeing the “future of communications, with ambient connected devices capable of changing the way you interact with the world” and the three smartphones are only the beginning.
The Xperia X, Sony Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA will go on sale this summer and they will be available in four variants of colors: White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold, but their prices haven’t been specified. The trio will be come in single and dual-SIM variants and will receive a variety of matching style covers. But most important, they will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, which will be overlaid by the company’s UI.
All three devices will have an IPS LCD screen with a size of 5-inch, but while the Xperia XA supports a lower resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 294ppi, the other two devices have a triluminos display with X-Reality Engine technology, supporting a Full HD resolution that gives a pixel density of 441ppi.
The devices feature a metal back, but the X Performance stands out with its design as its back is made of brushed metal, it’s slimmer than its siblings and it’s waterproof. The dimensions of the Xperia X are 142.7 x 69.4 x 7.9 mm (153 grams), the Xperia XA measures 143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9 mm (137.4 grams) and the Xperia X Performance measures 144.8 x 71.1 x 7.6 mm (165 grams).
The Xperia X and Xperia X Performance share the same camera specs: on the rear side, they sport a 23MP Exmor RS sensor with an aperture of f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash and 1/2.3″ sensor size, while the front camera is 13 MP and has f/2.0 lens with 1/3″ sensor size. What’s cool about these phones is the predictive hybrid autofocus feature is that it’s able to predict motion and it will take the photo without any blur. The Xperia XA has a primary camera of 13 MP with phase detection autofocus and LED flash and a secondary camera of 8MP.
The Xperia X is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 hexa core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, which is backed by an Adreno 510 GPU and 3GB of RAM, it has two variants of internal storage with capacities of 32GB and 64GB and it’s kept alive by a 2620 mAh non-removable battery.
The Xperia XA is the weaker model of the trio, being powered by a Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 octa core processor clocked at 2GHz, which is paired with a Mali-T860MP2 GPU and 2GB of RAM, it supports an internal memory of 16GB and it houses a smaller battery of 2300mAh.
The Xperia X Performance is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad core processor clocked at 2.2GHz, which is backed by an Adreno 530 GPU and 3GB of RAM, its internal memory has a capacity of 32GB and the battery is slightly bigger, supporting a capacity of 2700mAh.
All three devices are equipped with a microSD card slot for expansion up to 200GB.