Sony Xperia X Compact is now available to buy (starting with the UK)

Sony Xperia X Compact is now available to buy (starting with the UK)
Exactly one week after officially announcing the Xperia X Compact, Sony today started selling the handset. However, at this moment, it looks like the phone can be bought only in the UK, but we're guessing it won't be long before customers in other markets will be able to grab one, too.

If you're in the UK, you can purchase a Sony Xperia X Compact from Carphone Warehouse, O2, EE, giffgaff, and Unlocked, the phone costs £359.99 (that's around $478 in US dollars), but it can also be had for as low as £0 on select plans.

Right now, the Xperia X Compact runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat at some point. Unlike the Xperia Z5 Compact from last year, the X Compact is not water-resistant, and isn't powered by a high-end processor (though its hexa-core Snapdragon 650 is not bad by any means). The phone sports a 4.6-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, further coming with a new 23 MP rear camera, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage space. You can find out much more about the device by checking out our Sony Xperia X Compact hands-on.

In case you're wondering, Sony's other brand new smartphone, the Xperia XZ, won't be released before October. Both the Xperia X Compact and Xperia XZ will be launched in the US (unlocked), but there is no word on exactly when this is supposed to happen.

sources: Carphone Warehouse, O2, EE, giffgaff, via Engadget

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