Sony unveils Xperia X phones with huge selfie cameras

Sony has revealed the latest smartphones in its Xperia range - the X, XA, and X Performance. All sport a classy brushed metal design, and two of them have whopping 13MP selfie cameras on the front.

The Xperia X is the main one of the bunch, while the XA is a slightly more budget version, and the X Performance has stronger processing power.

All are the same size, shape, and design, rocking a 5-inch curved glass screen, and a cool metal chassis shaped to fit your palm. They're available in white, graphite black, rose gold, and an interestingly coloured lime gold.

The Xperia X has a Full HD (1080p) display, which is perfect for showing off the photos you can take with the two cameras. On the rear is a 23MP snapper, with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus that Sony claims can predict the motion of the picture's subject to capture action blur-free. The front of the phone holds a 13MP cam - one of the best selfie cameras on a smartphone yet.

Predictive Hybrid Autofocus literally in action

It's also got 32/64GB of internal storage, 3GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner, and a Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor.

As a more mid-range offering, the Xperia XA makes a few sacrifices. The display is 720 x 1280 pixels rather than Full HD, internal storage is a measly 16GB, and there's no fingerprint scanner, gyro, or dual-band Wi-Fi. The cameras aren't quite what the flagship X offers, but they're still 13MP and 8MP, complete with Sony's impressive camera tech - so not bad at all.

Along with the phones, Sony also revealed the Xperia Ear (which it could have named the Xper-ear, but never mind). It's a wireless earpiece that tells you info, like the weather or your schedule, and responds to verbal commands.

The Xperia X Performance will only launch in Asia, but the Xperia X and XA will hit the UK market in the next couple of months. The Xperia Ear, meanwhile, will roll out from this summer.

Source: Sony

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