Sony's Xperia XZ2 Compact coming exclusively to Videotron

Sony's gearing up to be ready for Canada with the flagship level XZ2 series phones.  Starting with the Compact variant, it'll be available in Canada on the 18th of this month for just under $700.

Personally, I'm waiting for the non-compact, as I prefer the larger screen and the Qi charging, but the compact model offers everything else, just smaller.  And not a hefty bill for you at the end of the day.

Check out the press release below.  And I'll let you know what I think soon as one should be making its way for testing shortly.


TORONTO, April 4, 2018 - Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced the Xperia XZ2 Compact, the world’s most compact 5” smartphonei with HDR Full HD+ display, will be available in Canada exclusively with Videotron starting April 18. Xperia XZ2 Compact brings Sony’s advanced AV technologies to maximize entertainment in the palm of your hand

Announced at MWC 2018, Xperia XZ2 Compact brings premium performance to elevate every photo or video with Sony’s 19MP Motion EyeTM camera system and a 1GB memory-stacked camera sensor, which was the world’s first system to deliver 960fps Super Slow-Motion video capture in a smartphone. The camera system can now record Super Slow-Motion in either1080p Full HD or HD mode. And for the first time ever, the camera on the Xperia XZ2 Compact captures video in spectacular 4K HDR, which allows for more contrast, colour, and detail.

Xperia XZ2 Compact features an all-new “ambient flow” design approach using premium materials (such as Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5), so the dynamic curves and arches flow naturally and emphasize both style and functionalism. Xperia XZ2 Compact also features an anti-scratch hard coated polycarbonate back panel with frosted finishing and an anti-twist and bend aluminum frame. The advanced design houses Sony’s stunning 18:9ii aspect ratio Full HD+ HDR display on the 5” Xperia XZ2 Compact, which produces crisp, clear images and videos. This smartphone is also equipped with the Advanced X-Reality engine to optimize your viewing experience by up-converting any standard dynamic range (SDR) downloaded or streaming videos to an HDR-quality viewing experience.

Xperia XZ2 Compact also features Sony’s stereo S-Force Front Surround Sound speakers, achieving clear and more dynamic sound by expanding both the low and high range frequency response and optimizing the high precision signal processing (making these devices 20 percent louder than their predecessors). High quality audio is also provided using Sony’s audio expertize with the truly authentic sound of Hi-Resolution Audioiii together with DSEE HX technology for upscaling. Quality is guaranteed when connecting to wireless speakers or headphones thanks to the enhanced Bluetooth technology LDAC, which offers near High-Resolution Audioiv.

Xperia XZ2 Compact will be available in the White Silver colour from Videotron. Xperia XZ2 Compact will be $699.95 outright at Videotron.v

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  • 5-inch, extended 18:9 aspect ratio HDR Full HD+ display featuring brand new “Ambient Flow” compact design with durable 3D Gorilla Glass 5 front panel, anti-scratch polycarbonate back panel, and anti-twist and bend aluminum frame. IP68 water-resistantvi. Fingerprint sensor.
  • 19MP Motion Eye main camera system with 1080p Full HD Super Slow-Motion video capture at 960 frames per second. 5MP front camera with new selfie 3D capture for scanning your face and posting on Facebook.
  • Capture and share 4K HDR resolution videos with better color, contrast, and detail. Automatic up-conversion of SDR streaming and downloaded video into HDR-quality experiences.
  • S-Force Front Surround Sound speakers. Hi-Res Audio and DSEE-HX support.
  • Powered by cutting-edge Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 845 processor and 4x4 MIMO. 4GB RAM/64GB storage with up to 400GB MicroSDXC card support.

i With a footprint of 135 x 65mm Xperia XZ2 Compact is the most compact 5-inch smartphone. Verified against the published specifications of over 2600 smartphones with a 5.0-inch display by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX Service. Correct as of 22nd December 2017. For more information on Strategy Analytics' results go to:
ii Display ratios may vary based on content formatting
iii Hi-Res Audio requires compatible wired headset and use of supplied conversion cable USB Type-C™ to 3.5mm Audio Jack Adapter
iv Near Hi-Res Audio is possible when your Xperia device is connected to a compatible LDAC device via Bluetooth
v Contract pricing will be available on eligible plans from Videotron. Conditions may apply.
vi XZ2 Compact is water resistant and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under a tap water, but remember all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed. You should not put the device completely underwater; or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has been tested under Ingress Protection rating IP65/68. For more info, see Note the XZ2 Compact has a capless USB port to connect and charge. The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging