Well, that escalated quickly. Just 24 hours ago, we had no idea Sony was even planning an Xperia Z5 Compact sequel of sorts. Branded differently, of course, as the Z line reached its “culmination” a few months back.
Now, not only do we have official confirmation from one of the company’s European divisions the Xperia X Compact is real, but we also know how it looks (part of it, at least), and some key specifications are pretty much etched in stone, courtesy of a reputable tech publication with a solid track record of such leaks.
Exactly like the Z5 Compact and Z3 Compact, the X Compact should sport a 4.6-inch screen, presumably of the 720p variation. Under the hood, last year’s problematic Snapdragon 810 processor is purportedly replaced by a more reliable 820, but unfortunately, there’s nothing that Sony can do about the 2,700 mAh battery.
Meanwhile, the 5.2-inch Xperia XZ (oh, so the Z brand isn’t dead after all) borrows heavily from the X Performance, SD820 SoC, 23MP rear-facing camera, and 13MP selfie shooter included, merely bumping the RAM count up to 4GB. Both the XZ and X Compact are expected to adopt USB Type-C connectivity as well, though on the whole, we wonder whether they have enough going for them to stand out. Perhaps when we find out their full spec sheets at IFA 2016 next week…