Alleged Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact press renders leak out

Alleged Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact press renders leak out
Tomorrow, September 1, Sony will host an IFA 2016 press event where it's going to announce various new devices. Two of the new products that the company will unveil tomorrow could be smartphones: the Xperia XZ (previously known as Xperia XR) and Xperia X Compact.

While we've already seen leaked renders allegedly showing the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact, today we can take a look at brand new images that present the two handsets from various angles - check them out below. According to XperiaBlog, these are "press photos", thus we assume that Sony itself will use them to promote the phones.

It appears that the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact have somewhat similar designs. However, the former is larger, thanks to a 5.2-inch display, while the latter is expected to sport a rather small 4.6-inch screen (of course, plenty of users will probably love this compact screen). Rumors have it that the Xperia XR and Xperia X Compact will both be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processors, featuring 23 MP rear cameras, 13 MP front-facing cameras, and USB Type-C ports. Not long ago, a Sony website inadvertently confirmed the names of the two upcoming devices.

The Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact could be released on September 24, though it's not clear exactly where they should hit the market first. There's no word on the prices of the two handsets, but we expect the X Compact to be cheaper than the XZ. 

So, who's excited about what Sony seemingly has to show us tomorrow?

source: XperiaBlog

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Xperia XZ
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh(17.5h 3G talk time)



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"I'm getting my body ready"

4. aegislash

Posts: 1528; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Xperia XZ Ultra with a 6.4 inch QHD display, slimmer top/bottom bezels, an actual camera flash this time (my ol' Z Ultra doesn't have one if I recall correctly), and wireless charging, would be just enough to make me consider buying a Sony smartphone again. Never got to use their custom UI, because I purchased the Google Play Edition which ran stock Android, but I've heard from others that it's actually really nice. Getting used to a 6.4 inch display was actually quite easy, considering I jumped right onto it from a Galaxy S4 which was tiny in comparison.

17. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

The only dissapointment part of the x series is that they have no 4k video recording and did not use usb type c. The pricing is just right compared to apple and samsung.

18. fyah_king unregistered

I have the XA ultra and it has slim bezels everywhere. The phone is so compact for being 6in. Don't let the specs fool you. It is snappy and the camera is great. Plus, you are going to love the front facing camera with OIS. I had the original ultra and it was OK, but this is a lot better.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Give me a X compact pls

3. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

At least it looks like they're trying this time but can someone tell Sony to move their volume keys a bit higher....that would make their phones a whole lot beter in the hand

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"At least it looks like they're trying this time"... No. What has always killed Sony is their price tag, not the quality of their devices.

8. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

the line of people who cant afford sony!

10. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

The X series is the worst built Sony flagship phone I've ever seen. Fake metal body that's made outta plastic... heck no. The major problem with Xperia phones to me is the bad camera in low light (no OIS), poorly calibrated screens, and of course as you said, poor bang for the buck. I've got to say the X Compact and XZ is showing promise though.

11. Madmax

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 19, 2016

So you are telling that Xperia X was made of plastic... WTF?

12. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Sorry should have said plastic frame and aluminium back. Still feels mid end in the hand though... certainly lacks tha premium touch if you get what I mean.

14. mixedfish

Posts: 1565; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

You've 'seen' it, but have you held it? Clearly not, because if there's one point all reviewers say about the X series is the high build quality.

15. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Of course I have... otherwise I wouldn't have bothered to comment. Build quality wise it's nothing compared to the Z5 Premium.

6. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

X compact please be good.

7. Busyboy

Posts: 737; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Holy Bezels..

9. romeo1

Posts: 823; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Looks really good especially the style covers. Hope the batterylife is amazing again not like x and x performance.

13. Joosty

Posts: 487; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Wow. Finally something a little different! give us quad HD Sony!

16. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

xperia Lumia.... give me the compact :D

19. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015 I can't wait anymore! Too bad I will be at college during the press conference..

20. donrox

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

What a BEAUTY!

21. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Awesome designed by Sony

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