Sony has just announced the first two flagship phones to its Xperia X lineup at IFA Berlin. These new flagships, dubbed the Xperia XZ and Xperia X compact, will have a huge focus on photography, both coming with Sony’s new “triple image sensing technology“.

Sony claims that the addition of the two additional sensors will allow users to capture moving images with truer colors in almost any condition. Both the 5.2″ Xperia XZ and 4.6” Xperia X Compact will come equipped with a dedicated camera/shutter button that can launch the camera and snap a picture in just over 0.6 seconds. Both phones will also feature a new, yet familiar design that Sony is calling a “loop surface.”


While Sony’s new flagships are not identical when it comes to internals, both will come with 3GB of RAM, Android Marshmellow, Corning Gorilla Glass, USB Type-C and Sony’s new “triple image sensor”. This new image sensor is composed of Sony’s original Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, Laser AF sensor with distance sensing technology, and RGBC-IR[i] sensor with colour sensing technology.

Sony Xperia XZ Specifications
Sony Xperia XZ Specifications

The Xperia XZ will come with the Snapdragon 820, 32GB and 64GB configurations, a 5.2″ full HD 1080p TRILUMINOS display, 2900 mAh battery and an IP65/IP68 rating.

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Sony Xperia X Compact Specifications

The Xperia X Compact will sport the Snapdragon 650, 32GB of internal storage,  a 4.6″ HD 720p TRILUMINOS display, and a 2700 mAh battery.


While the Xperia X Compact may not be identical in specifications to the Xperia XZ like last year’s Xperia Z lineup, it will still have the same great camera, and should provide users a good experience at a reduced price point.

The other good news is we will not have to wait long to get their hands on the new devices with the Xperia X Compact releasing globally in September, and the Xperia XZ releasing globally in October.

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