When Sony decided to discontinue the Sony Xperia Z line and launched the new Xperia X, fans got excited about the premium flagship phones because well, they’re new. Sony described it as a “smarter” series than most available in the market today. We’re not sure about that because the line doesn’t even support Quick Charge 3.0. Sony remains positive that the new series will bring the company good numbers because of its many magic and advantages.
The Xperia X phones were listed for pre-order in Europe as early as May. We learned of US pricing and availability and said the devices would be ready by June 19 and to some Canadian carriers this Summer. In the USA, pre-orders have finally started for the Xperia XA, X Performance, and XA Ultra. Notice there’s no Xperia XA because it won’t be coming to the country.
Since US Sony Store is no longer available, Sony is distributing the phones through popular online stores like B&H and Best Buy. All three handsets are now up for pre-order from the websites in different color options and prices.
Over at Best Buy, the Sony Xperia X Performance is listed at $699.99. That’s the unlocked, white 32GB model which already comes with a free 128GB SanDisk Ultra Plus microSDXC card. You can pre-order for one now but have to wait for July 17 before it starts shipping. The more affordable Sony Xperia XA Ultra and Xperia XA are priced $369.99 and $279.99, respectively. The Sony Xperia XA phone will also be available July 17 while the Xperia XA Ultra will be ready a week later on July 24. Instead of 128GB memory card, the two will have free 64GB card each.
The new Xperia X handsets are also available on B&H with the same prices, memory options, and even freebies.
Here’s a rundown of the prices and color options available on Best Buy and B&H:
• Sony XPERIA XA Ultra 4G LTE with 16GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked, Graphite black/White/Lime Gold)- $369.99
• Sony XPERIA XA 4G LTE with 16GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked, Graphite Black/Rose Gold/White/Lime Gold) – $279.99
• Sony XPERIA X Performance 4G LTE with 32GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked, White/Rose Gold/Lime Gold/Graphite Black) – $699.99