Sony's announcing that it was concentrating on just one, new line with the Xperia X series got Sony fans excited. The new phones unveiled at the last Mobile World Congress also looked fairly exciting. Pricing has been announced, but unfortunately the news isn't good.
The Xperia X, available for pre-registration on the main Sony website, will cost RM2499. That's pretty much flagship price, a daring move on Sony's part but a very risky one.
The main draw for the Xperia X is its 23MP predictive hybrid autofocus back camera, coupled with a 13MP front camera. That’s a lot of megapixels and Sony also offers 5x digital zoom and 1080p video recording.
As for the display, it has a Full HD 5in curved display, a midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, 3GB RAM, dual-SIM and microSD support for up to 200GB storage.
It weighs a fairly light 152g, probably because its battery is just 2620mAh though Sony claims the battery can last up to two days. We'll keep you updated on the availability once the phone is officially launched tomorrow.
UPDATE: The Sony Xperia XA Ultra is also now official. With a 6in Full HD display, it has a Helio P10 processor, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage with a 2700mAh battery. Though it doesn't have the 23MP shooter of the Xperia X, it does have 21.5MP in the back and a 16MP front camera with its own LED flash. The price? A not bad at all RM1699.
For the more cost-conscious, there's the smaller Xperia XA. Priced at RM1199, it shares the same Helio P10 processor but comes with less RAM (2GB), a smaller battery (2300mAH) and a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera.
The Xperia X and XA come in a choice of White, Lime Gold, Rose Gold and Graphite Black while the XA Ultra will come in White, Graphite Black and Lime Gold. While the Xperia X will be available from 22 June, the Xperia XA from 27 June, while the XA Ultra will only arrive in July.