Sony Mobile Malaysia has confirmed on their Twitter account that the top-end Sony Xperia X Performance will not be making its way to our shores. Gasp!
When Sony launched the Xperia XA, XA Ultra and X smartphone in Malaysia, we queried them about the X Performance and if we would see it land on our shores. Their answer was a little evasive, but the gist of it was that if there was a market then they would consider bringing it in.
Clearly, there wasn’t a market for it as Sony Xperia MY tweeted recently that the X Performance would not see the light of Malaysia’s scorching sun.
— Sony Xperia MY (@SonyXperiaMY) July 21, 2016
There could be many reasons why this is the case. The most obvious of which would be the price. Considering the fact that the Snapdragon 650-powered Xperia X already retails at RM2,499, I shudder at the thought of how much Sony would sell the Snapdragon 820-powered X Performance for.
Looking at the X Performance’s competition — stuff like the Huawei P9 and Samsung Galaxy S7 — and how close their pricing is to the Xperia X, I doubt that the more expensive X Performance would sell well.
Are you sad to see that the X Performance won’t make it to our shores?