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Sony Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ unveiled

by Todd Haselton | September 1, 2016September 1, 2016 4:15 am PST

Sony unveiled two new smartphones on Thursday during its IFA 2016 press conference in Berlin, including the Xperia X Compact and Xperia XZ. It also again showed off a few concept products, first introduced during Mobile World Congress in February, and provided release information for its Xperia Ear headphones.

The Xperia X Compact is, as its name implies, a smaller version of the Xperia X. It sports a Snapdragon 650 processor, a 4.6-inch 720p display, a 23MP camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, 32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM and a microSD card slot.

The Xperia XZ is more powerful, with a Snapdragon 820 processor, a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, a 23MP front-facing camera, 32GB of storage USB Type-C, a 2,900mAh battery, a microSD card slot, a 13MP front-facing camera and more. It will be available October 23.

The Xperia Ear, a smart in-ear hands-free headset, meanwhile, will begin shipping in November, Sony said.

Overall, like at Mobile World Congress, Sony’s mobile products aren’t as exciting as what its competitors are doing. We’ll try to get a closer look soon.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...