So far it looks like Sony is doing at least a little bit of a better job at making sure its Xperia X line is available in more markets than it did with the older Z series. Sony already confirmed the arrival of several members of the X family to Europe, and has even opened up pre-orders for the unlocked version of all four Xperia X models in the United States. And now we have word that the highest end model, the Xperia X Performance, is making its way to Canada.
Unlike in the US, where it will only be sold in unlocked form, Sony is partnering with carriers for its Canadian launch. Both Rogers and Bell will offer the phone for $199.99 on a two-year plan, or $699.99 outright. Bell customers can pick up the phone from today, while Rogers customers can pre-order now, with the phone shipping July 14th.
The Sony Xperia X Performance might not enjoy the same level of attention as devices like the HTC 10 or Galaxy S7, but it certainly matches in most key areas, thanks to its Snapdragon 820 processor with 3GB RAM and its high-end 23MP rear Exmor RS camera. About the only thing that Sony falls short in is the display, opting for a more modest 5-inch 1080p display over the QHD resolutions of its rivals.