Sony Xperia X Compact
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As promised, Sony has started releasing the company's mini flagship phone Xperia X Compact in multiple markets. Last week, it was made available in Europe and now, the device can be purchased in the US.

Sony's new Xperia X Compact (unlocked) can be grabbed for $499.99 on Amazon. Prospective buyers will have three colours -- black, blue and white — to choose from.

Xperia X Compact's sub-$500 price tag is apt for its features. Unlike other smartphone makers, Sony does not compromise on specifications in its mini phones. Some companies to cut costs, incorporate sub-par hardware, but Xperia X Compact boasts top-notch camera hardware. 

It houses a state-of-art 23MP camera 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, it features a 5MP snapper with 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.

When will it come to India?

There is no word on when Sony Xperia X Compact will be made available in India, but we are certain that the company is not likely wait long, as Sony is tipped to release flagship Xperia XZ later this week in the country.

Also read: Sony Xperia X Compact hits stores in UK

The company, in a bid to avoid sales cannibalism between the two devices, might launch X Compact in October.

Also read: Sony Xperia XZ tipped to hit Indian stores this week

Sony had followed the same launch strategy on Xperia XA and XA Ultra phones in August.

Watch this space for more updates.

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

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
Storage 32GB, expandable up to 256GB
  • 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,SteadyShotâ„¢ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization),Full HD video 1080 (60fps), HDR photo
  • Front: 5MP 1/3.06-inch Exmor RSâ„¢ 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