Sony Xperia X Compact made its official debut along with flagship Xperia XZ at the recently concluded IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2016 earlier this month.
In a press note, the company confirmed the release of the Xperia XZ globally from October 2016, while the Xperia X Compact was supposed to be available in stores from later this month.
As promised, the latter has been made available in select European markets. While some retailers are taking pre-orders with contract options, Carphone Warehouse in the U.K. has commenced selling the device (unlocked) right now for £360 (approx. $479.30/€425/Rs. 31,914).
When will Xperia X Compact come to India?
There is no official word from Sony on when the Xperia X Compact will be available in India, but the company is likely to make an announcement in this regard by this month end or early October, as the flagship Xperia X and Xperia Z5 Premium series have failed to garner interest in price conscious Indian market. Mid-range Xperia X Compact, which houses feature-rich hardware, is more likely to get traction in the country, provided the device is appropriately priced.
Xperia X Compact comes with top-notch camera hardware. It boasts 23MP with 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor, predictive hybrid auto focus, quick launch (less than 0.03 seconds), 5x clear image zoom, 24mm wide-angle G Lens F2.0 aperture and Pulse LED flash.
On the front, Xperia X Compact features a 5MP snapper having 1/3.06-inch Exmor RS mobile image sensor.
Other stipulated features include 4.6-inch HD screen, Snapdragon 650 hexa-core CPU backed by 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory and a 2,700mAh battery.
Key features of Sony X Compact:
|Models||Xperia X Compact|
|Display||4.6-inch HD 720p
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core CPU|
|Storage||32GB, expandable up to 256GB|
|Network||LTE (6G) Cat 4|
|Add-ons||Fingerprint sensor, Dual-SIM (optional model), Single SIM (type: nano), A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), Wi-Fi Miracast, Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology, DLNA Certified®, Google Cast™, NFC, PS4 remote play, USB Type-C v1.0, High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD), DSEE HX, LDAC, Digital Noise Cancellation,Clear Audio+, S-Force Front Surround, Stereo recording|
|Dimensions||129 x 65 x 9.5 mm|
|Colours||Mist Blue/ Universe Black/ White|
|Price (unlocked)||£360 (approx. $479.30/€425/Rs. 31,914)|