A large number of Sony fans were expecting the Japanese company to unveil the Xperia Z6 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But Sony surprised everyone by introducing the X Performance alongside Xperia X and XA that will arrive this summer. Now the German arm of Sony has confirmed in a Facebook comment that there will be no Xperia Z6 at all.
The X line replaces Xperia Z6
The Xperia X Performance is going to assume the title of Sony’s new flagship. The company added that the new X series would replace the Z line. But Sony’s Bulgarian unit said on Facebook that the X series is a completely new line rather than a replacement to Z series. As it began to look like the Japanese electronics major was yet to finalize its plans, Sony Mobile’s Senior Product Marketing Manager Jun Makino told uSwitch that there will indeed be no Xperia Z6.
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The X Performance seems to be a pretty good alternative to the Z6, even though it is smaller than Z5 Premium and has a lower resolution. Sony, which is struggling financially, has realized that you don’t need a Quad HD resolution on a compact device. The only major complaint about X Performance is that it doesn’t include water-resistant capabilities.
X Performance may not be available in Germany, UK
The X Performance boasts of a 5-inch display, Snapdragon 820 processor, an impressive 23-megapixel camera with super-fast hybrid auto focus of 0.1 seconds, and a sleek metal frame. It is powered by a 2,700mAh battery. The device comes with 32GB of built-in storage and a fingerprint scanner. The X Performance runs Android Marshmallow out of the box.
We still do not know when the X series of phones will arrive in the US. Sony has updated its US website to let potential buyers pre-register for the Xperia X Performance and Xperia X. Meanwhile, the XperiaBlog claims that X Performance may not be launched in key European markets like the United Kingdom and Germany.