Xperia X expected to launch in the United States

by XB on 22nd February 2016

in Xperia X series

Xperia X PerformanceThe United States normally draws the short straw when it comes to the latest Sony Xperia releases, but US fans won’t miss out on the Xperia X series. Sony confirmed earlier today that the handsets are expected to launch Stateside later in the year. What we don’t know is 1) whether they will launch at the same time as the rest of the world and 2) if any carriers plan to pick them up, or whether they will be sold unlocked.

Judging by the Sony Mobile US website, the only phones listed are the Xperia X and Xperia X Performance. Therefore, this could mean that the Xperia XA may not be launched in the US. Any US fans looking forward to the Xperia X series? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.

Thanks Scott!

  • Cameron Tylek

    I’m very surprised we’re getting the new Xperia X series in the US considering we typically get a different variant of a phone 6 months after initial launch.

    At this point I don’t expect any US carriers to pick it up, but that’s fine, since I’m used to purchasing an Xperia set unlocked regardless.

    It will be fun to follow the US launch timeline, as I plan on picking one up.

  • steary_eye

    Later in the year…how exciting considering now is February. So if this model will launch around June for the world, would that means around September for the US?

  • azzido

    By reading these news I stopped to care whether Sony will launch MM to Z5 this winter, next summer or at all.

    For me they can actually stop supporting it.
    As Sony does not care me neither.

    The only thing I do care is when new iPhone 7 will be released to sell Z5 finally.

  • Hideg Jen? Péter

    Xperia X Performance will be on Hungary, no?
    I’d would buy it.

  • Flythe

    So, you’re ditching an awesome handset, because you’re pouting over some belated software updates? Then please leave and find fulfillment.

  • WilliamTell13

    I want the XA with the curved screen, but with flagship specs! That phone is so sexy, but lacking in the specs department.

  • jmaxim917

    Question is, will the US iteration of the X and X Performance include a biometric scanner?

  • rygarto

    I wonder if there is going to be another “business decision” regarding features in the US.

  • Gunboat_Diplo

    or at least let it be compatible with VZW so I can buy unlocked and use like one can with 5X and 5P

  • M110
  • Timel

    Hey guys! Sony introduced X series so what about the Z series? Or Sony ditchs to X series and stop making Z series now? Could anyone tell me? please

  • Rene Pedroso

    Exactly, or even later

  • Little Man

    My Z3 still works like its first day so nope, I’m saving that few hundred bucks for a better laptop for college or lunch at subway. Another thing is they just released the Z5 and Z5 Compact in the US so my guess is the X series won’t be here anytime soon. One more thing, check it Sony mobile US Facebook page. The number of likes and comments on there is less than the number of sperms in my… YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. POOR PROMOTION.

  • fuchu92

    no they still making z series for flagship

  • Once again we hit the issue where they don’t know. I’d love an Xperia where Sony can confidently say “Releasing on (date) worldwide!”

  • Timel

    R u sure?

    I’m you’re right so I don’t understand why is the X series exist?

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Yes they will, I think the omission of Fingerprint Senson termed as “Business decision”, was this….. They never wanted to Xz5 to interrupt the sales of XperiaX series which was on the way to release !!!!

  • Lio

    i thought the x performance is waterproof? how come it does not indicate that in the specifications?

  • Vincentius Phang

    X Performance is Sony’s usual greedy 6 month refresh cycle phone. They’re ditching the 6 month cycle of Z series, but still hungry for this “sub segment” and rebirth it as X Performance. Whilst the XA and X is well placed, although it’s not well priced.

  • Vincentius Phang

    EXACTLY !!!

  • KarFar

    no mention of it in the white paper either.
    Also no mention of 4K video recording!!!!

  • Timel


  • Timel

    Totally Agree!

  • Sony Mobile Poland wrote, that they wont make any Z series smartphone again

  • Timel

    Thank you for answering ^_^

    Then I’d rather wait until the Z6 is out but if finally Sony still continues to disappoint me(again) with its Z6 I’ll buy other phones like iPhone 7, Galaxy S7 edge instead

  • Vincentius Phang

    Don’t take this as a firm confirmation. This is just my analysis on Sony’s marketing strategy this year. But I had to say this is very likely. My guess the Z6 will be showered with gimmicks such as 4K screen, latest camera (visit xperiablog for detail on this), ultra premium build quality, and could be something with the screen be it edged, or always on, or anything.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Well this really is your take on things – it seems not only Poland, but other middle-eastern Sony accounts on twitter and Facebook are calling the Xperia XP as the Z series replacement.

    So it’s possible XP2 will be the Z6 you are looking for.

    Personally I’m sick of hearing “Z” and would love a return to names like “Arc” or “Ray”

  • Ailan Hidaz

    I feel like the XA is Sony’s version of the HTC A9 – a beautiful phone but a mid-ranger all the way.
    Would explain the mid-range specs.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Welcome to 99% of the Xperia Blog comments!
    Whiny entitled users that believe Sony actually reads the comments on this website lol

  • Vincentius Phang

    But I found its weird for Sony to ditch their “breaktrough” 4K screen. All we can say is wait and see until Sept. Agree with the naming. We have like three or four phone named Z5 or others Z’s and X’s.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    No June for USA as well….June 2017!

  • Ailan Hidaz

    I think maybe they will re-introduce the 4K display in a X Premium or X Ultra. Who can tell what Sony Mobile is up to these days.
    I mean no one expected a huge announcement at MWC right?

  • Heidikayala2

    ?my .friend’s mate Is getting 98$. HOURLY. on the internet.”….two days ago new McLaren. F1 bought after earning 18,512$,,,this was my previous month’s paycheck ,and-a little over, 17k$ Last month ..3-5 h/r of work a days ..with extra open doors & weekly. paychecks.. it’s realy the easiest work I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months ago and now making over 87$, p/h.Learn. More right Here!b!903????? http://GlobalSuperEmploymentVacanciesReportsTab/GetPaid/98$hourly…. .?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:::::!b!903…….

  • Verizon basically requires CDMA support and Sony will never implement that.

  • Maurice Phoenix

    This What I Heard Too. They Change From Z To X If Im Right

  • Omarion07

    Can you put up the link to this claim please

  • Franciscus Michael Panggabean

    It’s not abour greed, but more on a demand by the japanese market. Japanese phone market is controlled by the top 3 carriers (docomo, softbank, au) and they released 2 lines of phone models every year, just like fashion brand. Because of that, Sony still need to comply with the demand in Japan, which is still sony’s strongest market share, and releasing flagship twice every year.

  • Alvin

    they still have z series.

    x series is just to tell samsung, lg, and others to “watch out” as a threat or warning because 6 months later the new z series will come to kick other’s asses

    but yeah, I’m confused until now, maybe they just can’t get off their 6-months cycle

  • This is comment where Sony wrote about Z series.

    I will translate most important comments:

    Radek XXX: This is the end of Z series?

    Sony Mobile PL: Yes

    Damian XXX: Soo, there won’t be Xperia Z6?

    Sony Mobile PL: Won’t be.“tn”%3A”R9″%7D

    P.S. Sorry for english :P

  • spwx

    Heh, XP wont even be sold in most Western European countries… it is just a different take on flagship, between compact and Z5, with metal build. Z6 will still come with glass backs and different screen sizes, so something for everyone.

  • Omarion07

    Yeah I went to Sony mobile Poland page on FB and I had to use google translate which was for shit.
    I think the Z series might’ve been replaced by X series but I think they’ll release a more premium and compact versions of the X performance (AKA Z6/premium/compact). I think this whole rebranding of their phone line is stupid. Thanks for your effort

  • Timel

    Maybe replace the alphabet Z by using year numbers instead for the true Xperia flagship

    Xperia Z6? No! It’s Xperia 2016 ladies and gentlemen

  • Timel

    What about using the launch year instead?

    Just like this year is 2016 then the real Xperia flagship phone in the 6 months will be named as Xperia 2016

  • sagisarius

    This thing seems great! Though if the X had the waterproofing, I wouldn’t really see the point of the “performance”. Either way, this seems like a good replacement for my Z3 Compact (and hey, higher pixel density for for Google Cardboard!).

  • Me

    Looks like it’ll be in the summer.

  • Gunboat_Diplo

    yeah, Sony has NEVER supported CDMA. Except in the Play, the Z3v, and the Z4v.
    VoLTE devices like 5p, 5x, and the Priv all can work unlocked on Verizon’s network. Sony can do the same.

  • skrug

    there are trillions of sperms in a testicle.. and there are only 7 billion people on earth … so ….

  • sri

    do they available for purchase before sellers asking back “oh does sony still sell mobiles”

  • Alvamnunn3

    ?my .friend’s mate Is getting 98$. HOURLY. on the internet.”….two days ago new McLaren. F1 bought after earning 18,512$,,,this was my previous month’s paycheck ,and-a little over, 17k$ Last month ..3-5 h/r of work a days ..with extra open doors & weekly. paychecks.. it’s realy the easiest work I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months ago and now making over 87$, p/h.Learn. More right Here!!b387????? http://GlobalSuperEmploymentVacanciesReportsFree/GetPaid/98$hourly…. .?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:::::!!b387….

  • Andrea Saba

    Same opinion. My Z3 will stay in my hands until will come an Xperia like this

  • Uzair Syed

    Too late….U’m under 2 year contract with the Z3v as of last Black Friday. I’m glad they are doing this, although I don’t know to what extent but…its too late for me. Hopefully SONY Mobile is still around in 2 years.

  • Little Man

    I don’t have balls … so ….

  • skrug

    little man?

  • Little Man

    Just a name :)

  • skrug

    Little girl?

  • Little Man

    Will consider using that!

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