Sony Xperia X Compact specs revealed in benchmark: Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4GB RAM

Sony is definitely among the companies that will unveil new products at IFA 2016 early next month. Word is, there will be at least two new smartphones in the Xperia X family revealed in less than a week.

The highly-anticipated Xperia X Compact is one of the devices that is rumored to be announced by Sony very soon, the other one being the Xperia XR (or XZ).

Even Sony confirmed the existence of these two smartphones, although the Japanese company did not reveal too many details on their specs.

However, if you're a Sony fan, then today is your lucky day. New information about the Xperia X Compact has just popped up at Gfxbench, one of the benchmarks that stores results from unannounced devices among other things.

According to the list of specs, the alleged Xperia X Compact should be powered by a 2.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM. There will be 64GB of storage inside, but there's no mention of microSD card slot. Also, the Xperia X Compact will sport a 4.6-inch display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution.

The 16-megapixel rear camera can capture 4k video. It comes with flash, autofocus, face detection and probably many additional features. In the front, the Xperia X Compact includes an 8-megapixel camera for state-of-the-art selfies.

Sony Xperia X Compact runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but we expect the Japanese company to provide an Android Nougat upgrade at a later date.

While the smartphone is expected to be officially unveiled in early September, it will probably take a few weeks for Sony to make it available on the market. Also, expect the Xperia X Compact to be priced quite high considering the company's long history in that regard.



2. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Dare I hope it won't be overpriced? This has to be more expensive than Xperia X right? T_T

3. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I doubt it, most z compacts have decent price tag but wait another 2 months after launch, it'll come down atleast $150-$200.

14. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

i would pay 500 bucks for it , if it is water-resistant and the battery hold up :)

5. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

16MP camera? Is that the IMX298 sensor then? What happened to their latest generation 23MP sensor? Why aren't they using that? A bit disappointed about 1080p screen. No need for screen with that high resolution in a 4.6" screen. Should've kept it at 720p. And finally, it's nice that they don't lower RAM in this version. 4GB is fine!

6. mixedfish

Posts: 1563; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Nope, I've wanted 1080p screen since using the Z1. It's about time they've ticked all the boxes now with this XZ compact, literally at a saturation point for a small phone with all the features you can possibly want now.

10. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

They may finally have an OIS-enabled camera module. Whether that's the 298 remains to be seen, but the 300 isn't a perfect sensor either. Might be an entirely new sensor, resolution specifically picked as it's the max supported by G Photos for unlimited storage. 1080p is needed at this point. VR is taking off, even 1080p is only barely passable, 720p just looks old fashioned. The RAM is actually not lowered. The standard X and even the X Performance is 3GB: it's actually raised!

12. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

They could surprise us with a new sensor :) I think they want to look more premium with the increased screen resoultion against the next iPhone.

17. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

23 MP isn't all cracked up to be considering the sensor size and noise introduced in certain conditions. Now the question is whether Sony can actually harness the true potential of the sensor as history has shown us their own software holds back the imaging capabilities.

7. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

If this is the exact same specs that is going to be on the final version I will definitely buy this even if it is overpriced. Ticks all the marks in my phone feature list. Even if the camera is underwhelming or design is bit off. Just need a 2 day battery life and top performance in a compact waterproof design. Finally my search for a compact smartphone might come to an end..!!!

8. donrox

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

PA your source just updated their article. Here's the translation of their updated text: " Update: The original benchmark was placed in this article contained specifications of ZTE Nubia NX531J. These have been replaced by another benchmark with 1GB less storage and a lesser camera (12 megapixels instead of 15 megapixels). The information in this benchmark is also in line with rumors about the Xperia X Compact, but we can not guarantee that this actually comes to this unit. Once we receive official messages from Sony, we inform you thereof. "

9. rkoforever90

Posts: 473; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

very impressive , hopefully they price it well

11. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

16 mp should have bigger photosites I think this is the same sensor used in mate 8 huawei

13. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

this actually looks really good, i really wonder about the 16 mp cam, is it a new flaship sensor? or a good old one ?

16. tokuzumi

Posts: 1948; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Who cares? Sony will only support this for maybe 6 months, and it will be forgotten. Who even buys these overpriced phones?

19. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Sony isn't like some other OEMs.

27. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

They still support z1c mr. It just received 6.0, no android 7 though

23. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Don't know why phones only use 720p, 1080p or 2k. Wouldn't mind seeing a phone like this with a res of 1600 x 900, it doesn't need 1080p

26. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Cuz those sizes will be appropriate and scaled 1:1. The only manufacturer that had something like a 15:9/16:10 ratio was Meizu & the MX4 phones

24. bklm1234

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

I passed up on Z3C and Z5C after reading poor reviews (about the software). I hope this one gets it right. It can't be too bad w/ a SD820 since it's so fast, powerful. I'm very happy with my LG G5 that rocks a SD820 also. I just want a compact phone w/ the current fastest flagship CPU. Sony is the only Android vendor that's willing to do that. iPhone SE is my last resort if Sony fails to deliver.

30. Colombianmax

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

If the camera is anything like the Xperia Z5 compact that I just returned or the Xperia X, then I pass. I really wish other manufacturers would follow Sony's lead in terms of making compact versions of their flagships because Sony obviously cannot get their camera/software right and that is one of the most important features for me after phone size.

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