Sony Xperia X Compact now available for pre-order in the US for $499.99


Officially unveiled earlier this month at IFA 2016, Sony Xperia X Compact can now be pre-ordered in the United States. Pre-orders for Sony's smartphone opened in Europe soon after its announcement, and in some countries it's already arrived for quite some time.

Anyway, Sony is now selling the Xperia X Compact in the US through Amazon.com where customers can pre-order one for $499.99. The unlocked version of the smartphone can be had in three color options: Mist Blue, Universe Black and White.

Although you can now pre-order the Xperia X Compact via Amazon, the smartphone won't arrive until September 25, so there are still a couple of days that you'll have to wait to get your device.

It's also worth mentioning that customers who pre-order the handset will also receive $50 credit on checkout, which basically means that the Xperia X Compact costs just $449.99 outright.

As many of you probably know by know, the US version of the Xperia X Compact comes with a disabled fingerprint sensor. However, if you really want this feature, then you can certainly enable it by flashing a different ROM. In Europe, the fingerprint scanner is enabled by default, so there's no need to experiment with any Xperia ROMs.

If you're still on the fence about buying Sony's smartphone, then you can check out our Xperia X Compact hands-on. Aside from the fact that the fingerprint scanner is disabled in the US version, the smartphone is similar to the global model.

This means that it sports the same 4.6-inch display that supports HD (720p) resolution, as well as 23-megapixel rear-facing camera with Sony IMX300 sensor and f/2.0 lens.

Also, the Xperia X Compact is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB expandable memory (up to 256GB).

The phone drains energy from a non-removable 2,700 mAh battery, which features Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Software-wise, the Xperia X Compact ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow right out of the box, but an Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade is likely to be provided in the months to come.

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