Sony Xperia X Compact is now available to buy (starting with the UK)
If you're in the UK, you can purchase a Sony Xperia X Compact from Carphone Warehouse, O2, EE, giffgaff, and Mobiles.co.uk. 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, Mobiles.co.uk via Engadget