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Xperia X Performance owners who signed up for the Android 7.0 Nougat beta program are starting to receive emails in which they are informed that the Nougat pre-release will go live soon. Most likely, the update will be pushed out within the next 24-48 hours and it will contain Sony’s UI skin.

Previously, Sony has introduced more experimental features for the Concept for Android beta branch, but most likely, they won’t make their way to the Android 7.0 beta. The company was supposed to release Nougat in October for the X Performance and XZ, after confirming that these two devices will be the first ones that will be updated to Google’s latest OS.



Next year, the handsets that will receive Nougat are older flagships that are part of the Z5 family, as well as the Z3+ and Z4 Tablet.

Android 7.0 beta update will roll out over-the-air and Sony is expected to offer more information via email shortly. Some of the new features and changes that can be found in Android 7.0 Nougat are: split-screen, Direct Reply, Seamless Updates, Google Allo messaging app, Doze on the Go, Vulkan API support and more.

If you don’t own an Xperia X Performance, but you’re thinking about buying it, you’ll spend $500 on the 32GB variant and $50 more on the 64GB variant. The device has a 5-inch IPS LCD screen with a Full HD resolution, it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) processor backed by 3GB of RAM and it has a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

Its primary camera supports a resolution of 23MP and it offers features such as phase detection autofocus and LED flash, while the selfie camera is 13MP and has a 1/3″ sensor size. As for the battery, its capacity is 2700mAh.

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