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Sony Ditching Xperia Z Lineup In Favor Of Xperia X – Reports


No more Z6

We had a feeling that Sony was ditching the Xperia Z branding with the announcement of the Xperia X Performance, and right on cue our hunch was confirmed by Android Authority. Speaking to a Sony spokesperson, the tech outfit has confirmed that the Xperia Z5 is the last of the Xperia Z series, so there will be no more Z6 in the future.

>>Read: Sony Announces Xperia X Lineup

It’s not hard to see why – Sony’s struggled to sell the high-end Z lineup to consumers in recent months, and while the new Xperia X Performance doesn’t have a 4K display like the Z5, it will (probably) be a lot cheaper than the previous flagship.

Another interesting tidbit pried from Sony is the unofficial water-resistance of the entire Xperia X lineup. Sony says the phones will probably survive a splash or two or a quick trip in the drink, but aren’t supposed to be taken underwater for extended periods of time because they don’t officially have IP ratings.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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