Were you eyeing up the Xperia X Performance as your next phone? Well if you live in the UK or Germany, then you’re probably out of luck as Sony will not be launching this handset into these regions.
We understand that Sony only plans to launch the Xperia X and Xperia XA into the UK and Germany. We’re not sure why two of Europe’s biggest smartphone markets were excluded, but the Xperia X Performance is expected to land in other European regions.
There was no mention of the Xperia X Performance in the UK press release and, so far, no UK carriers have even mentioned the handset. When directing the question to Sony’s PR team, the reply we received was that the Xperia X Performance “will be available in most global markets with a key focus in Asia (Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan).” A bit vague. We asked again for specific confirmation of a UK Xperia X Performance release, but did not receive an answer at time of writing. We’ll update this post if that changes.
Check out a bunch of UK carriers announcing the Xperia X series – notice the absence of the Xperia X Performance?
— Three UK (@ThreeUK) February 22, 2016
— EE (@EE) February 22, 2016
— Vodafone UK (@VodafoneUK) February 22, 2016
— Carphone Warehouse (@CPWTweets) February 22, 2016
Update: Just as we hit publish, we received Sony’s UK marketing email regarding the new handsets launched today. Notice which one is missing?