Sony introduced the Xperia X series at MWC and now we are seeing them expand the line-up with an announcement at IFA 2016. The Japanese phone maker has just unveiled a couple new smartphones: the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact.
The announcement is special in that these are the first flagship and Compact devices to come to this specific series, but the name is not all this duo has to offer. The Xperia XZ and X Compact promise a whole set of stunning features. Let’s touch on them real quick.
Xperia X Compact
The Xperia X Compact is a shrunken down version of the Xperia X, featuring a 4.6-inch LCD display of 720p resolution. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snadpragon 650, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
Sony prides itself for making some of the best cameras in the mobile industry. In fact, many other manufacturers go to Sony for their sensor needs.
Both the Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact come with the company’s new triple image sensor technology. This combines the usual Exmor RS sensor with a couple other units that capture color and distance information. Predictive Hybrid AF and Laser AF make it possible to acquire shots free of blur and motion.
The 23 MP camera is said to be amazingly fast, being able to go from standby to capture in just 0.6 seconds. Part of this is thanks to the dedicated camera button. And if you want to go all manual, Sony allows this.
Furthermore, Sony is pushing the line in the video department. “Both Xperia XZ and X Compact offer significant advancements in the evolution of video recording, with the introduction of the world’s first 5-axis image stabilization cultivated in Sony’s Handycam camcorders, with Sony’s SteadyShot Mode, which allows the user to shoot smoother videos even when walking or capturing extreme close-ups.”
The Xperia XZ can also handle 4K video recording, which is nothing to scoff at.
Sony promises pristine mic and speaker performance. Both devices come with dual speakers and dual microphones, as well as integrated noise cancellation.
A few smart features that should improve performance have been added. The first is Qnovo, which adapts charging to keep the battery healthy and double its lifespan. They also included Smart Cleaner, which cleans app cache when not commonly used. Meanwhile, Xperia Tips will keep an eye on your usage and give you usage tips when it deems necessary.