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Sony Has Unveiled A Trio Of Devices As Part Of Their New “X” Line

Xperia X Line

Sony hasn’t been fairing too well in the mobile realm over the last little while but they’re hoping their new X Line of devices will help turn things around.  The X Line currently includes a trio of devices ranging from a low end device to a flagship calibre smartphone.  Here are the specs of each:

Sony Xperia XA

  • 5″ 720p Display
  • Mediatek MT67555 Octo-Core Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage
  • microSD Card Slot
  • 13MP Camera
  • 8MP Front Facing Camera
  • 2300 mAh Battery
  • Colours: White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold, Rose Gold

Sony Xperia X

  • 5″ 1080p Display
  • Snapdragon 650 Processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • microSD Card Slot
  • 23MP Camera
  • 13MP Front Facing Camera
  • 2620 mAh Battery
  • Colours: White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold, Rose Gold

Sony Xperia X Performance

  • 5″ 1080p Display
  • Snapdragon 820 Processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • microSD Card Slot
  • 23MP Camera
  • 13MP Front Facing Camera
  • 2700 mAh Battery
  • Colours: White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold, Rose Gold

Pretty decent specs across the board but pricing will definitely determine their value, particularly the lower end Xperi XA and Xperia X as the low and mid level market is very competitive.

In terms of design, all three devices share a lot in common.  While they’re all still distinctly Sony, they do differ from the Z line with a new curved front glass panel that seamlessly flows into the curved frame.  They will all come in four colour options as well, White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold.  All in all some pretty good looking devices in my opinion.

Sony also promises 2-day battery life for all three devices and given how the Z series has performed on this front, it should be doable.  The Xperia X and Xperia X Performance also got some major attention in the camera department as they will be using the same sensor found on the Z5 line.  With the addition of Sony’s new Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, a technology developed in collaboration with Sony’s ?TM camera engineers, blurry shots should be a thing of the past!

While I’m not positive all three devices will make it to Canada, the fact that Sony sent press releases through Canadian agencies and sent out invites to Canadian tech blogs to watch the event makes me think that we’ll get treated to at least one of these new devices.

What I’m really interested to know now though is what will become of the Z line.  I’m not sure that Sony can, or even should, support 2 major line ups.  I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

[CNW ]