Sony Xperia X, X Performance, XA, XA Ultra now on pre-order

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Sony's new Xperia X smartphone family is finally ready for the US crowd. Almost. The four smartphones that make up Sony's latest flagship series have just one up for pre-order on both Best Buy and B&H Photo, with prices ranging from $280 to $700. And to make those prices worth it, the two stores are also throwing in free microSD cards to supplement the 16 or 32 GB internal storage for these devices. But although you can already put in an order for one, you won't actually be getting those shiny new Sony mobile devices until sometime in mid to late July, save for the Xperia X.

The Xperia X represents a new chapter in Sony's smartphone history, retiring the Xperia Z premium line in the process. Sony is putting the focus on intelligence, particularly in the camera, battery life, and a new design language. The first four smartphones to join this new line include the nominal Xperia X flagship, the actual high-end Xperia X Performance, the mid-range Xperia XA, and the selfie-focused Xperia XA Ultra phablet.

All four, in their unlocked versions, are now available for pre-order in the US, at least from Best Buy's and B&H Photo's online stores. The prices, shipping dates, and available colors are listed below:

• Sony Xperia X – $549.99, Graphite Black, White, Lime Gold, Rose Gold, ships June 26

• Sony Xperia X Performance – $699.99, Graphite Black, White, Lime Gold, Rose Gold, ships July 17

• Sony Xperia XA – $279.99, Graphite Black, White, Lime Gold, Rose Gold, ships July 17

• Sony Xperia XA Ultra – $369.99, Graphite Black, White, Lime Gold, ships July 24

Both stores offer free SanDisk microSD cards, with sizes depending on the model purchased. The Xperia X and Xperia X Performance get free 128 GB cards while the Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra only get 64 GB.

SOURCE: Best Buy, B&H Photo