Sony unveils new Xperia X series designed to showcase the best of Sony

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Sony has decided to join the fun with other Android manufacturers with three brand new smartphones and an accessory. At MWC 2016, Sony is unveiling a new Xperia series called the Xperia X series which is designed to showcase the best of Sony from the brilliant industrial design to the prowess of Sony's camera modules.

Similar to Sony's recent strategy to release three variants of their Xperia Z lineup, the new Xperia X series also comes in three flavours; the Xperia XA, Xperia X and Xperia X Performance. All three devices come with 5-inch IPS displays but only the Snapdragon 820 powered Xperia X Performance comes with a fingerprint scanning home button and IP68 water resistivity which is part of Sony's flagship Xperia Z lineup.

In terms of design, the 2016 Xperia X series still uses Sony's metal unibody design and the unique thing about all three Xperia X devices being announced at MWC 2016 is that Sony has engineered a curved glass display that wraps around the frame making the device feel more natural in the hands and also gives the Xperia X series a slim bezel.

Sony Xperia X Performance Key Specifications

  • 5-inch 1080P IPS LCD display
  • Snapdragon 820 SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB expandable memory
  • 23MP f2.0 rear camera
  • 12MP f2.0 front camera
  • 2,700mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 144.8 x 71.1 x 7.6mm
  • 165g
  • IP68 certification

Sony Xperia X Key Specifications

  • 5-inch 1080P IPS LCD display
  • Snapdragon 650 SoC
  • 3GB RAM 
  • 32/64GB expandable memory
  • 23MP f2.0 rear camera
  • 13MP f2.0 front camera 
  • 2,620mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 142.7 x 69.4 x 7.9mm 
  • 153g

Sony Xperia XA Key Specifications

  • 5-inch 720-P IPS LCD display
  • Mediatek Helio P10 (MT6755) SoC
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB expandable memory
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 8MP front camera with LED flash
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9mm
  • 137.4g

In additiona to all this, Sony is also trailing on what Samsung and LG have been doing and they are also announcing two new accessories designed to complement the new Xperia X series. The Xperia Ear is Sony's answer to a wireless bluetooth earpiece that is tiny and powerful. The Xperia Ear comes with and IPX2 water protection and Sony says this wireless ear piece is designed to provide users with a truly hands free experience.

Another accessory is the Xperia Eye which is a wearable camera (with wide angle lens) that clips on o you shirt to capture your POV. Sony isn't stopping there as they also have an Xperia Project which is able to respond to touches from the beamed surface and also respond to voice and gestures. And finally, there is the Xperia Agent which is Sony's idea of a personalized assitant similar to the Amazon Echo. Both the Xperia X series alongside the new range of accessories will be available in the Summer (2016)