Sony Xperia XZ will cost $699 in the US

Those in the United States will be able to get their hands on the Xperia XZ and X Compact soon, and ahead of their launch comes the official price tags: the Xperia XZ flagship will cost you $699 USD (32GB/3GB RAM), while the X Compact will be less at $499 USD (preorders available now). These are the prices for the unlocked phones, of which the Xperia XZ will be available on October 2 and the X Compact on September 25, with the unlocked versions being offered at Best Buy, Amazon, and some other select retailers.

The Xperia XZ is a flagship handset for Sony, and it comes with a pretty great set of features...assuming you're into mobile photography. Joining the 5.2-inch display comes a massive 23-megapixel camera on the back alongside a pair of autofocus sensors, support for 4K resolution recording, and the welcomed inclusion of five-axis video stabilization.

Joining that is a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. To match the photography-centric design comes support for up to 256GB capacity microSD cards. The display promises high-quality content, too, thanks to TRILUMINOS technology, dynamic contrast enhancement, and X-Reality for Mobile picture engine.

The Xperia X Compact is largely similar, but with a smaller 4.6-inch 720p display, lack of 4K recording, and 5-megapixel front camera. It still boasts a bunch of camera features, though, things like predictive hybrid autofocus, triple sensing tech, nearly half-second quick launch and capture, and ISO support up to 12800 for low-light shooting.

SOURCE: TechCrunch