Phones these days tend to be pretty big because apparently that’s the demand these days. However if you don’t believe in owning a phone with a display that’s bigger than 5-inches, you’re in luck because Sony might have a phone for you that fits that description in the form of the Sony Xperia X Compact.
As its name suggests, this is a small-ish phone, or at least small compared to the majority of phones these days. The handset will feature a 4.6-inch 720p HD display which is admittedly a bit low, but given the rest of the handset’s specs, there’s a good chance that Sony could be aiming this phone at users on a budget.
Under the hood, the Xperia X Compact will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset, thus dispelling rumors that the Xperia X Compact and the Xperia XZ will feature the same hardware. It will come with 3GB of RAM, which is actually pretty good, 32GB of storage that can be expanded upon up to 256GB.
We are also looking at a 23MP rear-facing camera with the same Triple Image Sensing tech as the Xperia XZ. In fact the rear-facing camera is pretty much the same as the Xperia XZ with a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 5x Clear Image Zoom, and SteadyShot, just to name a few, save for its lens which is of the 24mm variety (versus the 22mm on the Xperia XZ). The front camera will be a 5MP shooter with a 1/3.06-inch Exmor RS sensor.
It will come with a 2,700mAh battery and will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. No word on pricing but the Xperia X Compact should be available stateside on the 25th of September.
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