Sony Xperia X Compact with 4.6-inch display, Snapdragon 650 goes official

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Alongwith the Xperia XZ flagship, Sony also announced the much awaited Xperia X Compact. The smaller flagship of sorts comes with a 4.6-inch 720p display running on the hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor with Android Marshmallow. You have 3GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage which is expandable with a microSD card.

On the camera front you have the same 23MP rear camera as other Xperia X series offerings but with 5-axis image stabilization and predictive hybrid autofocus which makes uses of laser assisted autofocus and on-sensor phase-detection autofocus. There is a 5MP front-camera with 22mm wide angle lens, f/2.0 aperture for selfies.

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Sony Xperia X Compact Specifications

  • 4.6-inches HD Display (720 x 1280 pixels, 319 ppi) with Gorilla Glass Protection
  • Hexa-core (4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2x1.8 GHz Cortex-A72), Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 Processor
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, upgradable to Nougat
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage expandable upto 256 GB with dedicated slot
  • 23 MP primary camera with predictive hybrid autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash, 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS Sensor 
  • 5 MP front facing camera, 22mm-wide angle lens, f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 3G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM, NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi, FM Radio
  • 2700 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion Battery

The Xperia X Compact is a bit chunky at 9.5mm but there's a reason for that. Sony has packed a sizeable 2700 mAh battery with Quick Charging support over the USB Type-C port on the smartphone. Other connectivity options include 4G LTE support, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with GLONASS and NFC. All this is packed in a metal shell weighing in at 135 grams.

The Sony Xperia X Compact comes in a new Mist Blue color alongwith Universe Black and White color options. It will be available in October as well just like the Xperia XZ and there are no details on pricing as yet.