Sony's X Compact smartphone, which was revealed at IFA 2016, has now gone on sale in select markets. Priced at EUR 449 (approximately Rs. 34,000) for the unlocked version, the Sony X Compact is now available to buy in Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
The smartphone has also gone on sale in the UK and is available at GBP 360 (approximately Rs. 32,000) without contract.
Earlier this month, Sony had announced the Xperia X Compact alongside the flagship Xperia XZ smartphone. The Japanese handset maker had promised that the Sony Xperia X Compact will be going on sale in September. The Xperia X Compact European market availability was first reported by Android Planet. Unfortunately, Sony has not announced availability details of Xperia X Compact and XZ for other markets including India. Looking at the India listing, we can expect that the Sony Xperia XZ will launch before the X Compact.
To recall, the Sony Xperia X Compact features a 4.6-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor paired with 3GB of RAM. The Xperia X Compact sports a 23-megapixel rear camera with the company's same IMX300 sensor. There is a 5-megapixel front camera on-board as well. It also comes with USB Type-C port and supports Quick Charge 2.0. The Sony Xperia XZ will be available in both single and dual-SIM variants.
Out of the two, the Sony Xperia XZ is a flagship smartphone and is believed to be in the league of the Sony Xperia X Performance. At IFA, the Xperia XZ was touted to be built of a brand new "trademarked material" by Sony. Both the new Xperia smartphones sport the company's Triple image sensing technology. Sony Xperia XZ is also IP65/ IP68 certified for dust and water resistance.