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Sony Xperia X Arrives in US on June 26 for $550, X Performance a Month Later at $700

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Sony’s new Xperia X line, the series of phones that was introduced back in February at MWC as a replacement for the Xperia Z line, is officially inching closer to a launch here in the US. Sony, probably as an announcement timed to fit nicely into the blast of Computex announcements, told US press today that the Xperia X series will get here just as the summer is kicking off.

The Xperia X is up for pre-order today for $550 at Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo, and will arrive on June 26. If you want the Xperia X Performance ($699) or the Xperia XA ($279), you can pre-order either on June 19 before they hit stores on July 17. If the Xperia XA Ultra ($369) is the phone for of your dreams, July 24 is your day. 

Need a recap on the Xperia X line? Here are the specs of the phones that really matter, the X and X Performance.

 XPERIA XXPERIA X PERFORMANCE
DISPLAY5" Full HD 1080p5" Full HD 1080p
PROCESSORQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 650 Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820
RAM3GB RAM3GB RAM
STORAGEUp to 32 GB of flash memory
MicroSD support up to 200GB
Up to 32 GB of flash memory
MicroSD support up to 200GB
OSAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
BATTERY2620mAh2700mAh
CAMERARear:23 MP
1/2.3'' Exmor™ RS for mobile sensor
Front: 13 MP
1/3'' Exmor™ RS for mobile sensor
23 MP
1/2.3'' Exmor™ RS for mobile sensor
Front: 13 MP
1/3'' Exmor™ RS for mobile sensor
NETWORKGSM, HSPA, LTEGSM, HSPA, LTE
WEIGHT5.4oz5.8oz
DIMENSIONS2.7 x 5.6 x 0.3 in.2.8 x 5.7 x 0.3 in.
CONNECTIVITYGPS, GLONASS, BLUETOOTH 4.2, NFCGPS, GLONASS, BLUETOOTH 4.2, NFC
OTHERFingerprint sensor, Clear Audio+Fingerprint sensor, Clear Audio+
COLORSWhite, Black, Lime Gold, Rose GoldWhite, Black, Lime Gold, Rose Gold

As you can see, these phones both have solid specs, though the pricing seems a bit high for what you are getting. At $550 for the Xperia X, you can get a 64GB Nexus 6P, which tops the Xperia X in almost every single category. At $699 for the Xperia X Performance, we’re now up there in Galaxy S7 Edge territory where this phone just can’t compete with Samsung’s flagship for 2016. Oh, and even though the official specs say that they have a fingerprint reader, they more than likely don’t in the US.

To learn all there is to learn about the Xperia X line (including the XA models), head over to Sony’s site.

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