As long as XZ1 Compact has IP rating, stereo speaker, slim bezels on the side, and generous battery, even if it's equipped with SD660 or even SD630 I won't mind. I'm excited.
Seriously! Sony really needs to follow up the trend! Today's flagships are QHD+Thin bezel.
Hope they start using QHD on their next flagship and get rid that thick top + bottom bezel. I like Sony design, its unique, different from others. Years ago xperias was very popular in my country but now meh... most ppl switched to samsung. No more "wow! its xperia!, as expected xperia....".
I wish a compact with 4.7" FHD screen, less than 8.5 mm thick with around the same battery. I know they want to stay in the less than 66 mm wide ballpark but I think thickness also contributes to compactness. If they went for a little more surface they can achieve a more slender look.
Eske Rahn, 22 May 2017Great that the XZ1 Compact will have top speced CPU, but why keep the (by 2017 standards) coar... moreI use a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and I can testify that a 720p screen is more than enough for a 4.2" screen.
In fact, you'll have to hold the screen to your eye (or use a magnifying glass) in order to see the pixels.
If you ask me, this is more than enough for practically every purpose except VR.
The fingerprint issue in US is about an old deal with a very popular carrier.
This contract expires in 2018, so Sony can enable it again, maybe even for older X phones
Only if they will improve audio output (speaker and headphone volume) quality. Say extra icing on the cake reduce the top and bottom bezels?
Jumbo, 22 May 2017Flashing a different region firmware doesn't require rooting and --doesn't-- invalidate the de... moreDude i know.there is many of methds for enabled FP in US like rooting the device or flashing frimware.
Siamak1, 22 May 2017you buy a phone with deacitved FP Scanner.but you can re enable the disabled FP by rooting you... moreFlashing a different region firmware doesn't require rooting and --doesn't-- invalidate the device warranty...
The Only, 22 May 2017Maybe they have an agreement with US Carrier. Example , if Sony want to sale Xperia phones in ... moreyou buy a phone with deacitved FP Scanner.but you can re enable the disabled FP by rooting your phone.
Xperia x and x performance don't have 4K video recording app by default, but after rooting them you can add 4K video in camera app list.
Xperia Z2 & z3 don't have Volte by defualt but with rooting these devices you can add volte easly.
It's simple and android developers will find a soulation for you.
This camera uses 240 auto focus tracking points. They record 1080p videos at 240fps, 4k at 60fps, and continuous mode shoots 6k at 10fps, slow motion also available. The quality of 4k is enhanced to bitrate of 100mbps. Sony may add 4 microphones for 3d audio. Atlast back to 24megapixel camera. Sorry guys display is back to 1080 and no hdr support except that hdr10 videos will have auto contrast enhancement..
Siamak1, 22 May 2017exactly what i think.the models sony sells in the us have fingerprint.its just not enabled in ... moreMaybe they have an agreement with US Carrier. Example , if Sony want to sale Xperia phones in US, the fingerprint scanner needs to deactive and if they do, no sale in US.