Sony Xperia X series set for US launch: Pre-orders coming soon

The Sony Xperia X smartphones will soon be available for pre-order via Amazon, Best Buy and Reagan Wireless.

Sony has finally confirmed the US release for Xperia X series of handsets which were announced at the Mobile World Congress in February. The official confirmation clarifies that the US will be getting four new variants in the Xperia X series including X Performance, X, X Ultra and XA sometime later this summer.

The X Performance is the premium flagship smartphone and X is the mid-range phone while the XA and X Ultra fall into the budget category.

The flagship phone in the Xperia X series is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and paired with 3GB of RAM. It comes with a 5.5in full HD (1080p) LCD screen, a 23MP rear camera, 32GB of storage with a microSD slot for expansion and a water-resistant metal casing.

Featuring a massive 2700mAh battery, the X Performance also offers a free 128GB microSD card. The phone will be priced at $699.99 with its expected launch set for 17 July.

In contrast, the X is a downscaled version of the flagship phone with the same screen size, system memory (RAM) and storage size as well as camera configuration. The only exceptions are the stepped down Snapdragon 650 processor and the 2650mAh battery.

The X will be available for pre-order through a bunch of online retailers including Amazon, B&H, Best Buy and Reagan Wireless.

The XA will ship with a MediaTek Helio P10 processor, 2GB of RAM, 5in 720p LCD screen, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD expansion slot, 13MP rear camera and 2300mAh battery. It is expected to release on 17 July alongside the X Performance for $279.99.

The XA Ultra will be powered by MediaTek MT6755 processor and ship with massive 6in full HD LCD screen, 3GB of RAM, 21.5MP rear camera, 16MP front camera, and 2700mAh battery.

It must be noted that none of the Xperia X variants support the fingerprint sensor while the water-resistant property is limited to just the flagship model.