We have known for a while that Sony Mobile had no plans to bring the top-tier model in the Xperia X range – the Xperia X Performance – to the UK. This was confirmed earlier in the week, when pre-orders started through the Sony Mobile Store. The only two regions where the Xperia X Performance will not be available are Germany and the UK.
However, there might be a silver lining. Recombu has received a statement from Sony Mobile UK that whilst the Xperia X Performance will not be available through its online store, it might be available “in limited numbers via select distribution partners.”
So there is a chance that we could see the handset being picked up by a third-party such as Carphone Warehouse, Amazon.co.uk or other. Judging from the statement, it seems like discussions are still on-going and it’s not an assured thing. It would be great news if true, as soon as we hear anything either way, we’ll let you know.
Sony Mobile UK statement on Xperia X Performance
“The Xperia X Performance was published on the Sony Mobile GB website in error and will not be available to buy SIM free from our Sony E-Shop. It may however be available in the UK in limited numbers via select distribution partners.”