Sony’s Xperia X series might bump the Xperia Z6

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During its MWC 2016 event, Sony announced the Xperia X series with three new phones. The Xperia XA, Xperia X, and Xperia X Performance each have impressive specifications for different consumers, but we were left wondering whether or not the company would continue on with launching the Xperia Z6. Now that the Xperia X series has arrived with moderately high-end specifications, it doesn’t seem like there’s a reason for the Xperia Z6 or any of its potential variants to exist.

Sony responded on Facebook to a concerned consumer who was really hoping to see the Xperia Z6. The response isn’t good for anyone with similar hopes.

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Sony’s Xperia XA and X are now available to pre-order in Europe

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Sony announced its new X series of smartphones at MWC 2016 yesterday that consisted of three 5-inch handsets with a varying level of specification. While the Xperia X Performance has Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 820 processor providing the grunt, the Xperia X carries a Snapdragon 650 chip, with the Xperia XA making do with a MediaTek MT6755 octa-core processor. Sony’s new range may only be officially launching in the summer, but the Xperia X and XA handsets are already available to pre-order from Amazon (Germany). Read more

Sony announces its new Xperia X range of smartphones

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The hits just keep on coming, with Sony announcing its new X-series of smartphones that will launch globally sometime in the summer, slotting in just beneath the Z-series. Sony  unveiled the Xperia XA, Xperia X, and the Xperia X Performance earlier today, with all three handsets sporting 5-inch displays. Join us after the break for the rundown and specifications. Read more

Here are the press events going down at MWC 2016

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This coming week is MWC 2016, and we’ll have a lot of stuff published on the site for you as the biggest companies in the mobile industry reveal what’s coming this year. If you’re someone who likes seeing things for yourself, select events will be streamed live from Barcelona.

Check out the list below with all of the events going down at MWC 2016.

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Sony announces new Exmor RS camera sensor for release later this year

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Sony is one of a small handful of camera sensor manufacturers in the world and whatever label may be on the outside of your smartphone, there are decent odds the camera sensor is actually a Sony unit. Despite being a leader in the field, Sony is not resting on their laurels. Ahead of MWC 2016, the company has announced a new model in their Exmor RS line of camera sensors, the IMX318, to be released in May 2016, likely in conjunction with the Sony Xperia Z6 launch. Read more

Sony expands its ‘Xperia Beta Program’ to new regions, adds Xperia Z2 support

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Sony just expanded its ‘Xperia Beta Program.’ In case you don’t know, it’s designed for users to test the latest version of Android on Sony devices before the official public rollout. The program will help Sony discover bugs and issues that may be embedded in the operating system. This ultimately spotts the issues so that Sony can fix what needs to be fixed before rolling the update out to the public.

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