Sony Set to Launch the Xperia X
Over time we have grown fond of Sony especially with its Xperia Z devices that turned the Android experience around so profoundly for those that wanted exquisite premium devices much similar to the iPhone. Sony reveals the Xperia X.
Xperia X might replace Xperia Z since it has most of the features and design that the predecessor had. So that means the last Xperia Z is the Xperia Z5 Premium. Sony is sending out exclusive invites to some of its loyal customers to pre-register so as to be able to get their hands on the new device first on its launch.
Xperia X does live up to the hype and we like the name, its sexy – like a secret military project. The Xperia X like the Xperia Z devices is all about the camera. Its camera has more than 23 mega pixels, just 2 more than the Z2, Z3 & Z5.
The camera is faster (0.6 seconds) and has been developed to use Sony’s new predictive Hybrid Autofocus, a technology they’re dubbing, “Smart Capture”. It predicts movement of objects or people, tracks the object and keeps it in focus so as to maintain the sharpest detail even in the unexpected.
But we are used to the cool back camera, it is the selfie/front cam that is the game changer on this device. The selfie cam houses 13MP coupled with Sony’s low-light sensors.
It is just a little less in size from the previous devices; it is 5” and fits into your hand with those beautiful curved glass edges. Sony is boasting that it comes with a battery that will last you at least 2 days and a quick charger; they have added their improved battery management technology that is found in other Xperia Z devices and the use of Qnovo Adaptive Charging.
Under the hood the Xperia X is running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 64 bit processor and all this power will be harnessed by Android M. Other features include a single nano SIM, Full HD 1080p Triluminos display, X-reality Engine. All this and it weighs just 152g.
At the moment we don’t know how much the Xperia X will cost or when they will launch it but we are sure it’s going to be a very hot device!
You can pre-register or find more here.
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Lawk is a mozillian, director at Innovware and consults part time for Every1Mobile.
He loves open source, the open web, writing, reading and developing literacy tools that can teach the youth around the world especially in East Africa.