In mid-January, a report surfaced suggesting that Sony has two Xperia phones in the pipes with the MediaTek Helio P20 as the chosen chipset.
Towards the end of last month, another rumor surfaced claiming that the Japanese tech giant will unveil up to five Sony Xperia phones when it shows up at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2017 event in Barcelona, Spain. Even though these reports have not been confirmed by Sony, the latest market behavior is enough to let us know that something is indeed cooking.
If you live in India, the Sony Xperia X is now available at just Rs 24,990, down from the initial launch price of Rs 48,990, less than a year ago. The phone first showed up in the country in May 2016 and since then, this is the third major discount the phone has received. The second time the Xperia X was discounted in India, it was valued at Rs 29,990. This is still the price being reflected at Amazon India, but at Flipkart, things have already changed.
There’s no doubt that the Sony Xperia X is now available at a much better price. However, given the specs it brings on the table, especially when compared to the likes of Xiaomi Mi 5 and OnePlus 3, Sony’s phone is still up there in terms of price. However, this doesn’t mean the Xperia X is a bad performer. It comes with a 5-inch 1080p display screen and under the hood, you get a Snapdragon 650 SoC paired with 3GB RAM and 64GB storage. The back has a powerful 23MP camera while the fingerprint scanner is found on the power button. To keep it alive is a 2630mAh battery unit and software-wise, there is Android Marshmallow out of the box and a ready update to Android 7.0 Nougat waiting for you.