While Sony is still unable or unwilling to get the “big four” US operators in its corner for a swift, proper release of the mid to high-end Xperia X lineup, up north Bell, Rogers, Videotron, Virgin Mobile and WIND will all carry at least one of the new Android smartphones by mid-July.
The even better news for our Canada-based readers and friends is the Xperia X Performance top dog shall see daylight on Bell and Rogers come June 23, almost a full month before the Snapdragon 820 powerhouse rolls out stateside in unlocked, SIM-free form.
At the other end of the spectrum, the Helio P10/720p/2GB RAM Sony Xperia XA is also set to debut two weeks from tomorrow on Bell and Virgin, with WIND Mobile following suit July 14. July 14 is when the gargantuan Xperia XA Ultra launches exclusively with WIND as well, and finally, the standard Xperia X is due out on June 29 at Videotron, and July 14 at WIND.
Unfortunately, there are no words on regional pricing for any of the five carriers, while Telus, the second largest Canadian wireless service provider, is notably and bizarrely absent from the Xperia X family’s surprisingly wide rollout north of the US border.