Sony website confirms Xperia X Compact and XZ phones, promises 'photos without blur'



Well, well, well, folks, it turns out that Sony is not going to stay silent on the Android front for long - right after @evleaks posted a picture of what is claimed to be an upcoming 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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20 Comments

1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

oh my compact!!!

2. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

It look beautiful but Sony must make huge improvements on their Software.

9. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

design √ aesthetics √ ergonomics √ ...if camera And software delivers excellently... Sony will make a huge come back...

13. Xperia14

Posts: 1207; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

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/2016/08/16/sony-xperia-devices-are-most-stable-smartphones-around-report/ 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.

3. Fona13A unregistered

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.

11. nghtwng68

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

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.

4. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

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.

7. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Also known as best camera sensor at the market, making worse camera at their own smartphone.

10. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

How to take blur free photos?

15. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

OIS and fast shutter speed. Also touch to focus should work as expected. See this. The camera software is really really bad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV9zVcxi_HU

5. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

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 ...

6. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

SONY knows how to make good looking device.

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

TimCook need this phone..

16. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

I think he may be happy with Iphone SE

12. Xperia14

Posts: 1207; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Probably my next phone! Can't wait for september 1st!

14. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

This is not a Compact bezel i expect from Sony. Otherwise

17. johnh3

Posts: 142; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Probably very nice devices. But Sony are of course very expensive. With many new "good enough" Chinese brands I wonder how they will deal with it? But let wait and see the real devices first.

18. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

They still couldn't make the top and bottom bezels smaller, WTF Sony?

19. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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.

20. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

The big question is... Display resolution. 720p at this point would be smart, but won't be competitive unfortunately. I can live with that considering all the advantages to lower res displays.

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