X gon' give it to ya: Sony reveals new camera-centric Xperia X smartphone range

New mid-rangers get cameras with near-psychic focusing powers

Sony has revealed the Xperia X and XA here at MWC in Barcelona - a new handset series by the Japanese tech giant which wants to focus on three main areas - battery life, design, and camera.

First things first, don’t go dumping your Xperia Z5 just yet. Both the X and XA are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 650 processor. While it’s not a shoddy piece of silicon by any means, it’s certainly not a flagship processor like the Snapdragon 820, which powers the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5.

Sony is pushing the camera smarts in its new handsets quite heavily, and the main draw is its predictive autofocus - a feature developed in collaboration with Sony’s α camera engineers - which predicts where a moving subject will be, letting you capture them in sharp detail.

Both handsets also promise up to two days of battery life, and feature a curved glass display for design fans.

Sony hasn’t shared the full detailed specs with us at the time of writing, but judging from the photos, the X is the more premium handset, with a fingerprint-scanning home button and what appears to be a metal (as opposed to plastic) shell.

Both the handsets will be available from June onwards in India. The X is priced at ₹48,990 and will be available from 7th June onwards. 

The XA is priced at ₹20,990, and will be available from the third week of June.