The new Sony Xperia X Series phones were recently announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The X series phones, namely the Xperia X, XA and X Performance, were much appreciated by enthusiasts due to their beautiful looking curved edges and stunning glass backs. Now the news has arrived that apparently Sony has decided to do away with its flagship Z series of smartphones in favor of the X series smartphones with the Xperia X Performance, which is powered by the Snapdragon 820, now leading the lineup.
The announcement comes at a time when the company has started to shift its focus from waterproofing and adding new features to its phone to improving upon the existing qualities of their phones such as the camera and the battery backup. The announcement made by Sony Mobile DACH effectively kills off any chance of the Xperia Z6 smartphone. The previous flagship from the company, the Xperia Z5, had failed to garner much attention from consumers even though the device was equipped with an astonishing 4k display.
Xperia X Series
The Xperia X Series is noted for its emphasis on basic mobile technologies such as a hybrid camera and full metal build. The Xperia X and XA are mid-range Phones with Snapdragon 650 and even a MediaTek MT6755 chipset. The Xperia X looks like an updated Z5 with a flat, rounded-edge fingerprint reader on the side whereas the XA looks like a Z3 with its circular chrome power button.
While looking at performance, on the other hand, X is a real beast, packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 3GB of RAM, and a 23MP Exmor RS Mobile primary camera. The Xperia X Series of smartphones are noteworthy because of their new predictive hybrid autofocus technology which was developed for the Sony Alpha range in which the sensor uses 3D tracking to gauge the subject and measures movement via vectors.
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