Sony Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact US Release Date; Prices Revealed

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Sony Xperia XZ
Sony Xperia XZ

Sony?s Xperia X Compact will hit the store shelves in the U.S. on September 25. The Xperia XZ, on the other hand, will be made available for purchase on October 2.

Speaking of price, the Xperia X Compact and Xperia XZ will set the buyers back by $499.99 and $699.99, respectively. The two handsets will be sold by the Japanese tech giant as unlocked variants and will work under GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Apart from Sony?s official website, you can also purchase this handset from Amazon and Best Buy, among other e-retailers.

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Sony launched these two devices at the IFA 2016 event. The top-end Xperia XZ carries a 23MP main camera with not one but triple image sensing technology onboard. This sensing technology apparently combines the effect of Laser AF, Predictive Hybrid AF and RGBC-IR sensors.

To top it off, there is a one-of-a-kind Intelligent Active Mode with 5-axis video stabilization technology, which helps in getting steady 4K video footage. Sony devices are known for housing brilliant audio systems. This time too, Sony has opted for stereo dual microphone system. This includes the noise cancellation mechanism as well.

At the front, Sony has generously added a 13MP wide angle shooter to get the perfect selfie shot.

Sony Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia XZ

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The Xperia XZ features a 5.2-inch display and 1,080 x 1,920 pixels screen resolution. Corning?s Gorilla Glass 4 protects the screen panel.

Under the hood, Qualcomm?s Snapdragon 820 SoC powers the handset with 3GB of RAM backing it. ?This device comes equipped with 32GB of built-in storage space and a microSD card slot to facilitate expansion.

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Other key Xperia XZ specifications include a modest 2,900 mAh battery and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Not to worry, Sony is always known for giving good battery life, so the modest battery capacity shouldn?t be a big deal.

The Sony Xperia X Compact, on the other hand, comes with a pocket-friendly 4.6-inch display and 720 x 1,280 pixels resolution. Qualcomm?s Snapdragon 650 SoC powers the handset.

A 2,700mAh battery cell helps keep the lights on. This device sports a 23MP main camera and a 5MP front-facing shooter. To top it all off, both handsets come with IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.

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