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Sony unveils new Xperia X lineup at MWC

by Jacob Kleinman | February 22, 2016February 22, 2016 7:30 am PDT

Sony didn’t bring a new Xperia Z smartphone to Mobile World Congress, but it still had a few new handsets to show off. The company’s Xperia X series is set to offer a sleek design and solid specs this summer, though pricing is still a mystery.

At the front of the pack Sony is offering the Xperia X Performance. It boasts a 5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, a 2700mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 23-megapixel rear camera, a 13-megapixel shooter in front and a fingerprint reader. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and comes in white, black, rose gold and lime gold color options.

Sony also unveiled the Xperia Z, with an identical design and similar specs. It comes with a few small downgrades, including a 2620mAh battery and a Snapdragon 650, which should push the price down a bit. Finally, the Xperia XA offers 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, an octa-core MediaTek processor, a 2300mAh battery, a 5-inch 720p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter.

All three devices are set to launch sometime this summer along with the Xperia Ear, a wireless voice-controlled earbud that pipes information directly into your ears. Hopefully we can get some hands on time with all these new products soon, though they won’t actually hit the market until later this year.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...