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Sony Xperia X Compact in the Offing

Sony is continuing to offer a wide-range of smartphones in its latest Sony Xperia X line. There are rumors about an Xperia XZ and now an Xperia X Compact.

The latest line up of Xperia X phones include Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra and Xperia X Performance. While so many devices may be confusing to consumers, Xperia X Compact is one phone that follows its predecessors such as the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.

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Sony Xperia X Compact: Leaked Image

Xperia X Compact
Sony Xperia X Compact Leaked Image

We have reports VIA Techtastic that reveal a screenshot of the phone with the names of the X Compact and the XZ.

Evan Blass is at it again and also posted an image without giving any other information.

The image shows a device that is similar to the Xperia Z5 Compact, and suggests a similar display size of 4.6 inches. The button placements are on the bottom right edge of the device, just like the other Xperia X phones. If we look for differences, the only one you might spot is a larger bottom bezel.

GFX Bench Results

That’s not all. Further confirmation VIA telefoonabonnement.nl suggests that Sony allegedly ran a GFX Bench recently on the Xperia X Compact. Let’s see what the specs show.

The OS is listed as CyanogenMod. Display is 4.6″ with a resolution of 1080p x 1920, Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 16MP rear-facing and 8MP front-facing cameras. It shows the storage as 53GB which could be a mistake.

As always, we suggest you take these specs with a grain of salt, until Sony reveals it all.

Market for Smaller Devices

With so many manufacturers only bringing out devices larger than 5.2 inches; there is a great deal of consumer interest for smaller devices.

Take the example of the iPhone SE, which is reportedly selling very well in the U.S. and Europe; with the SE performing exceptionally well in the U.K.

Estimates from Kantar suggest that SE is currently the country’s “top selling smartphone” with a 9.2 percent market share, which takes this smaller device slightly ahead of the bigger and pricier options like the iPhone 6s, which also enjoys a 9.2 percent share.

Release Date

IFA, the Consumer Electronics Trade Show in Berlin is from Sep 2 – Sep 7, and so far the thinking is that it will be unveiled then.

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Rumored Release Date

But with the unveiling near, a leak on Twitter suggests the date as September 24.

Whether it will be at the IFA for the Xperia X Compact or later, you will know very soon. Watch this space.