IFA 2016: Sony Xperia XZ, X Compact launched with top-notch camera hardware
[Representational Image] Sony Xperia X Compact hit stores in Europe In Picture: Sony Xperia XZ, X Compact launched at IFA 2016Sony Mobile (Official) Blog

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.

Read more: Sony Xperia X Review: Terrific camera-phone but priced too expensive

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.

Also read: Sony Xperia X, Z5 Premium get generous price cut in India

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.

Read more: Complete specifications details of Sony Xperia XZ

Key features of Sony X Compact:

Models Xperia X Compact
Display 4.6-inch HD 720p
  • TRILUMINOS display for mobile
  • X-Reality for mobile picture engine with Dynamic Contrast Enhancement, Corning Gorilla Glass shield
OS Android Marshmallow
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 510
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB, expandable up to 256GB
Camera
  • Main: 23MP Triple image sensing technology, Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, Fast Capture, Low-light photo: up to ISO 12800, 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, 24mm wide Sony's award-winning G Lens, 5x Clear Image Zoom, The BIONZ for mobile image-processing engine,SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization),Full HD video 1080 (60fps), HDR photo
  • Front: 5MP 1/3.06-inch Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, Low-light photo: up to ISO 6400. 22Mm wide-angle lens F2.0
Network LTE (6G) Cat 4
Battery 2700 mAh
  • Qnovo Adaptive Charging
  • Battery Care STAMINA mode
  • Quick Charge
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
Weight 135 g
Colours Mist Blue/ Universe Black/ White
Price (unlocked) £360 (approx. $479.30/€425/Rs. 31,914)
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