At their IFA press event in Berlin, Sony has unveiled not only their Xperia XZ flagship, but a Compact version of the phone with the Xperia X Compact.

The Xperia X Compact is a smaller version of the Xperia XZ in design, but it also drops down in specs as well. The Xperia X Compact has a smaller, lower resolution 4.6″ 720P display (5.2″ 1080P on the XZ), Snapdragon 650 processor (it’s an 820 on the XZ), lower resolution 5MP front-facing camera (it’s 13MP on the XZ) and a smaller 2700mAh battery (it’s a 2900mAh battery on the XZ).

Sony has also dropped the IP65/68 waterproof rating that comes with the Xperia XZ, with the Xperia X Compact not rated at all.

But it’s all roses elsewhere, with the same Sony design and high-end 23 MP 1/2.3” Exmor RS sensor with triple image sensing technology on the rear, and a dedicated shutter button on the side of the phone.

The full spec list looks like this:
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Key Specifications:Sony Xperia X Compact
Release dateSeptember 2016
Screen size4.6-inch
Screen technologyLCD
Resolution1,280 x 720
Rear camera23MP
Front camera5MP
ChipsetSnapdragon 650
Core config1.8 GHZ x 2 + 1.4 GHZ x2
MicroSDYes, up to 256GB
Battery2,700 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorUSB C
Headphone PortYes
Headphone LocationTop
Speaker ConfigurationFront
Android OSAndroid 6.0
Vendor skinXperia UI
Dimensions129 x 65 x 9.5 mm
  • Mist Blue
  • Universe Black
  • White


Sony will as usual be delivering a range of Style Cover Stand and Style Cover Touch cases for the phone, which will be available to purchase separately at launch.

Sony has advised that the Xperia X Compact will launch ‘globally’ from this month, so stay tuned for more on this phone.

Source: Sony.
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I love the design of this and the XZ, I just wish Sony would drop their proprietary home button design.