Sony unveiled the new X line at the Mobile World Congress 2016 and the Xperia X and Xperia X Performance are almost ready to land in most markets.
While the Xperia X Performance wants to take on the high-end spectrum of smartphones, the Xperia X is an upper mid-ranger that can find its place in the ecosystem of powerful, yet affordable handsets.
Sony plans to release dual-SIM variants for the Xperia X, as well as for the Xperia X Performance. We took a look at the white papers of the devices (courtesy of Sony's Dev Portal), and we would like to share with you the interesting info we found.
Both devices sport 5-inch screens able to display 1080p resolutions. The Xperia X holsters an Adreno 510 GPU, while the Xperia X Performance was fitted with a more powerful, Adreno 530 GPU.
The camera-combo of the two smartphones is also identical. They sport 23-megapixel rear main cameras and 13-megapixel selfie snappers.
When it comes to internal memory, the dual-SIM Xperia X Performance and Xperia X come packed with 64 GB of storage. This is twice as much as on the single-SIM variants, which have only 32 GB. It should be mentioned that the firmware takes up 15.4 GB of that locker space on the dual-SIM models, leaving as much as 48.6 GB for you to store your multimedia content, work files or your favorite apps.
The Xperia X and Xperia X Performance that pack dual-SIM compatibility require nano-SIM cards to function properly.
Processing power on the more powerful Xperia X Performance comes from the Snapdragon 820 chipset backed by 3 GB of RAM, while the mid-range Xperia X uses a Snapdragon 650 CPU that also works in tandem with 3 GB RAM.
When it comes to features, both handsets have fingerprint sensors, which are already becoming commonplace on new devices.
Sony touts that its Xperia X Performance is waterproof, which could secure it an edge over competitors from the high-end market.
Both devices will come with Android Marshmallow pre-installed.
Last month, Amazon Germany started to take preorders for the single-SIM variants of the two devices, and the price tags took everyone by surprise. The Xperia X was sold for $660, while the flagship Xperia X Performance required buyers to spend as much as $771.
Should the prices be maintained for the dual-SIM versions of Sony's new handsets, things could become interesting for Sony.