MWC 2016: Sony announces new Xperia X series smartphones
MWC 2016: Sony announces new Xperia X series smartphonesSony Mobile Press kit

Japanese consumer electronics major Sony unveiled the new Xperia series -- X, X Performance and XA -- at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.

"Sony Mobile will continue to create increasingly personalised and intelligent products and services that empower you to do more, and live more creatively than ever. Our products and services will connect you to each other and become essential and beloved parts of your lives." Hiroki Totoki, president & CEO of Sony Mobile Communications, said in a statement.

"With our continued passion for technology, we will keep adding new and exciting features to evolve our smartphones. At the same time, we want to change how you access information and interact with friends and family in a closer, natural and more meaningful way," Totoki added.

Sony Xperia X Performance sports a 5.0-inch full HD display and comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage and a 2700 mAh battery.

On the other hand, Xperia X sports 5.0-inch full HD screen and ship with Android Marshmallow OS, Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core processor with 3GB RAM and 2650 mAh battery.

Both Xperia X and X Performance house same camera hardware. They boast 23MP with 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor, predictive hybrid auto focus, quick launch (less than 0.03 seconds), 5x clear image zoom, 24mm wide-angle G Lens F2.0 aperture and Pulse LED flash. And on the front, they come packed with a 13MP snapper having 1/3-inch Exmor RS sensor, Quick launch (less than 0.03 seconds) and a 22mm wide-angle lens.

Among the three, Xperia XA is the low-end smartphone. It features 5.0-inch HD screen and house MediaTek (MT6755) Octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory and a 2300mAh cell.

It also comes with 13MP primary camera on the rear-side with 1/3-inch Exmor RS for mobile sensor, quick launch, Hybrid auto focus, HDR photo, 5x Clear image zoom, auto scene recognition and a 8MP wide-angle camera.

Sony Xperia X series release details:

The company has confirmed that all the three new phones -- Xperia X Performance, Xperia X and Xperia XA -- come in white, lime gold, rose gold and graphite black colour variants and are expected to hit the stores in select markets this summer.

Key specifications of Sony Xperia X, XA and Xperia X Performance:

Models Xperia X Performance Xperia X Xperia XA
Display 5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with TRILIMINOS display for mobile, X-Reality for mobile and Dynamic contrast enhancement 5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with TRILIMINOS display for mobile, X-Reality for mobile and Dynamic contrast enhancement 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) with Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 display technology
OS Android Marshmallow Android Marshmallow Android Marshmallow
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core CPU 64-bit MediaTek MT6755 Octa-core
GPU Adreno 530 Adreno 510 ARM Mali-T860 MP2 700MHz
RAM 3GB 3GB 2GB
Storage 32GB, expandable up to 200GB 32GB (Single SIM)/64GB (Dual-SIM), expandable up to 200GB 16GB, expandable up to 200GB
Camera
  • Main: 23MP with 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor, Predictive Hybrid AF, Quick launch < 0.03 sec, 5x Clear Image Zoom, 24mm wide-angle G Lens F2.0 aperture, Pulse LED flash
  • Front: 13MP with 1/3-inch Exmor RS sensor, Quick launch < 0.03 seconds, 22mm wide-angle lens, F2.0 aperture
  • Main: 23MP with 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor, Predictive Hybrid AF, Quick launch < 0.03 sec, 5x Clear Image Zoom, 24mm wide-angle G Lens F2.0 aperture, Pulse LED flash
  • Front: 13MP with 1/3-inch Exmor RS sensor, Quick launch < 0.03 seconds, 22mm wide-angle lens, F2.0 aperture
  • Main: 13MP camera with 1/3-inch Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Quick launch, Hybrid Auto-Focus, HDR photo, 5x Clear Image Zoom, Auto-Scene Recognition
  • Front: 8MP with Sony Exmor R for mobile sensor, Auto-Focus, Wide angle lens (88 degree), Low-light photography, HDR photo
Battery 2700 mAh 2620mAh (up to 2 days of battery life under mixed usage) 2300mAh (close to 2 days of battery life under mixed usage)
Add-ons Dual-SIM (optional model), Single SIM (type: nano), Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (with Miracast), A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), DLNA, NFC, PS4 remote play, X-Loud Dual-SIM (optional model), Single SIM (type: nano), Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (with Miracast), A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), DLNA, NFC, PS4 remote play, X-Loud Dual-SIM (optional model), Single SIM (type: nano), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM Radio, X-Loud
Dimensions 143.7 x 70.4 x 8.7 mm 142.7 x 69.4 x 7.9mm 143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9mm
Weight 164 g 153 g 137.4 g
Colours white, lime gold, rose gold, graphite black white, lime gold, rose gold, graphite black white, lime gold, rose gold, graphite black
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