Sony Xperia X Compact Leak: Aces Benchmarks Like Crazy With Unbelievable Specs

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The Xperia X Compact has many the same specs as its new XZ flagship sibling.

This device's new signature design features a looped surface comprised of a newly patented material, ALKALEIDO, a sort of rounded aluminum that's reported to be somewhat smudge and water-resistant.

Vodafone has announced that it will be ranging the Sony Xperia XZ, but could not confirm to TrustedReviews that the Sony Xperia X Compact would also be ranged. Sony Xperia X Compact features a 23MP main camera with triple imaging sensor which combines Sony's image processor with RGBC-IR sensor and laser autofocus. There is however no optical image stabilisation.

For selfies there's also a very decent 13 megapixel wide angle front-facing camera. The confirmation came at the IFA 2016 tech show in Berlin, where Sony is also displaying several other members of its "Smart Product" range, including the Xperia Agent and Project. "With a 5.2" IPS inch display at 1080p resolution, it's armed with a Snapdragon 820 chip, 3GB RAM, stereo speakers, and 32GB of storage with an available upgrade to 200GB via micro SD. The phone comes with 2900mAh battery with Qnovo adaptive charging. "They learn your charging patterns and adapt to them, resulting in up to twice the battery lifespan", claims the company.

The Sony Xperia XZ will be available from October while the X Compact launch in September, pricing has yet to be confirmed for both models.

Aside from the XZ's 4K video and 5-axis IS, The biggest difference between the X and the XZ are their designs.

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This year Sony will have the premium XZ handset replacing the Z5 and Z5 Premium we saw last year.

The 4.6-inch Xperia X Compact can, as you would expect, be easily clasped in one hand, though it doesn't ever feel too small.

Before we take a look at the handsets themselves we need to address the elephant in the room - Sony's naming conventions.

The Xperia XZ could be available in three hues: dark blue, silver and gold. The front camera is a 13MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

The new handset will face stiff competition, with Apple expected to announce its new iPhone 7 next week, and Samsung starting to ship its new Galaxy Note 7 - although it has been delayed in some markets due to a reported problem with the battery.

Commenting on the launch, Hideyuki Furumi, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications said, "With Xperia we want to assist you when and where it matters most, making your everyday lives more convenient, more effortless, more spontaneous".