Sony website confirms Xperia X Compact and XZ phones, promises 'photos without blur'
posted by Daniel P. / Aug 25, 2016, 8:40 AM
Xperia X Compact, that same title has officially popped up on Sony's website as well, indicating that an announcement might be near.
Not only that, but Sony's Czech website is also listing another upcoming handset - an Xperia XZ - probably the same one we've been seeing for weeks now under the XR moniker. Our dirty understanding of the Czech language can only grasp that Sony has subtitled the word "photography" under the XZ, and "pictures without blur" under X Compact, so maybe there will be emphasis on the camera prowess of those two, and even optical image stabilization could be in store for the first time in the Xperia line.
Now, what other specs will be inside, remains to be seen, but let's not forget that the last munchkin from Sony - the Z5 Compact - was a true powerhouse for its time, with a Snapdragon 810 chipset and all, so a Snapdragon 820 might make a cameo in the X Compact this time. Other than that, from the purported leaked images of XZ and X Compact, it seems that they are not straying away from Sony's Android phones design language that has been a staple in its portfolio for the last few years now. Sony will hold a keynote event at the IFA 2016 expo next week, as well as press briefings for us, so maybe both phones will be revealed very soon, and we will relay the details to you as they happen on stage.
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It look beautiful but Sony must make huge improvements on their Software.
posted on Aug 25, 2016, 8:58 AM 0
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Nothing wrong with Sony's software. It's close to stock Adnroid and therefore looks good + it's super fluid, even on my old Z2. They also have the lowest crash rate:http://www.xperiablog.net/2016
But I have to agree that their camera software is worse than the competition, the processing has increased a lot but it lacks a lot of features.
posted on Aug 25, 2016, 12:37 PM 2
I love that shape. I love it. This is what I miss the most about the first and second generation Lumia handsets. That rounded side and flat top/bottom shape.
posted on Aug 25, 2016, 8:59 AM 6
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Agreed!!! With phones looking alike nowadays, the flat bottom and top of the early Lumia devices made for a very pleasing design. So glad Sony is taking a cue from those models and adapting it to their upcoming X series phones. A nice way to stand out, like what the Samsung Edge line does with the curved screen.
posted on Aug 25, 2016, 12:30 PM 1
Sony is still figuring out how to take blur free photos in 2016. Real shame from a company which makes the best mirrorless cameras in business.
posted on Aug 25, 2016, 9:00 AM 8
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How to take blur free photos?
posted on Aug 25, 2016, 11:51 AM 0
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so they are adding OIS ? .... the problem is not only OIS the Sony camera software is s**t ! the sensor is as good as the GS7 but they have worse camera software than cheap Chinese phones , Sony and LG both need to do the same thing on the next phone .. either go big with everything or go home ...
posted on Aug 25, 2016, 9:31 AM 2
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They still couldn't make the top and bottom bezels smaller, WTF Sony?
posted on Aug 25, 2016, 4:49 PM 1
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Look at iphone and you would kno2 what bezel really means. As you can see it has front facing stereo speakers to have that top and bottom bezel and the camera sensor at the back and front needa that space so that there will be no humps.
posted on Aug 25, 2016, 7:38 PM 0
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