Sony bringing back the Compact series with the Xperia X Compact

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Sony have had their up’s and down’s the past few years, but their finally getting back on track, and and something we haven’t seen in awhile is a compact device. This year Sony are bringing back the Compact line with the Xperia X Compact.

A lot of the features are very similar to the previous Xperia X that launched only a few months ago, but of course the main attraction is keeping the specs inside a small form factor. Inside we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset with 4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 CPU’s and Adreno 510 GPU, along with 3GB of RAM. The device will launch with 32GB internal storage, with expandable memory via the Micro SD slot.

The camera has been upgraded over the Xperia Z itself and shares the same tech as in the new Xperia XZ flagship. The 23MP shooter has an f/2.0 aperture with 24mm lens and includes Sony’s new triple-imagine sensor with Laser-AF and RGBC-IR sensors on top of the main image sensor.

The display is a 4.6-inch IPS LCD with 1280 x 720 resolution. large enough to be easily seen, but small enough to keep the form factor easily manageable in one hand. Other specs include WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, FM Radio, 3G/4G, Fingerprint sensor, and finally a 2,700 mAh battery, which is great for such a small device, which measures in at 129 x 65 x 9.5 mm and weighs 135 g. Lastly much like the new Xperia XZ, the Xperia X compact will use USB Type-C for charging and data connections.

The new Xperia X Compact launches this later this month, or early next  month in some regions.

Craig O'Sullivan

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