You may already know that unsurprisingly the Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact shipped to the US have disabled fingerprint scanners just like every other Sony Xperia before them. Sony reasons this as a “purely business decision,” whatever that means. But if the lack of a fingerprint reader was the one thing holding you back from buying the device, you might want to re-think. Continue reading “Enable fingerprint reader on Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact units in US”
Sony announced Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact at IFA 2016 in Berlin at the start of this month. It will replace the Xperia X Performance as the company’s flagship smartphone after just a few short months of that device being available.
Speaking of availability, the Xperia XZ is coming to the US with a flagship price tag of $699.99 and of course, it is a flagship after all, the best of Sony. But does it justify the hefty price tag?
If you head over to Sony Xperia X Compact’s official website, you will find the first thing Sony talks of is the camera, using terms like “Blur Free Photos.” Sony claims, it’s “a camera that captures life in motion, in a smartphone that fits in your pocket.”
“Because life doesn’t stand still”
And you’ll find various pictures some of which you may have seen if you follow Sony on social media. However, those pictures seem a little make believe and I for one never trusted Sony.
Last week was an IFA week and amidst all the buzz and excitement from Berlin quite a few exciting things happened for the android world since many android OEMs take stage at IFA to showcase what they have coming in the future. Although, not everything exciting happened only at IFA, some of those happened in closed rooms perhaps behind a desk or something, and some haven’t yet happened but the leaks have us pumped.
Sony has finally unveiled the Xperia XZ and Xperia X compact. We had reported about the leaked press photos just a few hours ago and here we are yet again, like we promised with the details about Sony’s nexts. At IFA 2016, Sony announced the Xperia XZ, which is being called the true flagship of its new X series of smartphones. The company also announced a new smaller handset, the Xperia X compact. Combining preferred aspects of both the X and the Z smartphone lines, the XZ flagship banks on power and an advanced camera to woo customers. Get the Xperia XZ wallpapers from here.
Original : Today, September 1, Sony will host an IFA 2016 press event where it’s going to announce various new devices. This event and September 1 come tomorrow for the majority of our readers.
Regardless, given that Sony creates a multitude of products ranging from TVs, to speakers, to headphones, to cameras, to smartphones, it’s hard to say what will be announced but two of the new products that the company will unveil on the day are smartphones. Xperia Blog has gotten its hands on press photos for the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact which were confirmed in previous reports.
Just yesterday we reported about the false reports about Microsoft leaking Surface Book 2 and today, there are reports of Xperia X Compact’s supposed specs being revealed on GFX Bench. We’d like you to know that sadly, those beefed specs are not of the highly anticipated Xperia smartphone.
Sony used to have a line of devices that were true mini flagships. The Compact line was a version of the flagship with a smaller, lower-resolution screen, but Sony mostly kept to high-end specs despite the size. This is where every other mini “flagship” fails: they use mid-range or even low-end specs.
After the leaked Sony Xperia X Compact appeared on Twitter last night thanks to @evleaks, Sony’s Czech Republic site betrayed themselves, offering up a listing for the Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact.