As early as in the first half of 2018, Sony released the compact flagship smartphone Xperia XZ2 Compact. But then, this series of smartphones slowly faded out of people’s vision. With the release of the iPhone 12 Mini, a small screen flagship sparked heated discussion again. Many Android fans also hope that manufacturers can launch similar small-screen phones. According to sources, Sony will indeed launch a new Xperia Compact model this year.
Recently, PhoneArena summarized the Xperia Compact news. There are rumors that the new Xperia Compact phone is only an extended version of the flagship Xperia 1 III. It is expected that the Xperia Compact will be released sometime in February 2021.
But if Sony wants to take the time to build this product, then the actual release time may be postponed to September 2021 and launch together with the Xperia 5 III.
The source believes that if Sony wants to compete with Apple in the field of compact flagship products, the company must find a way to reduce the price of the Xperia Compact. The launch price of the Xperia 5 is about US$950, which is too expensive, especially when compared to the iPhone 12 mini and its US$699 price. Therefore, the price of the new Xperia Compact may be around $699.
In fact, we have seen many renderings and a large number of configuration news about this handset. Unfortunately, the Sony Xperia Compact seems to be equipped with 775G chipset to reduce costs. We mean it won’t come with a flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC. Anyways, the benchmark score of the Snapdragon 775G on AnTuTu is 530,000+. The 775G is built on a 6nm process and uses a “4+4” octa-core architecture with a clock speed of 2.4.
The Xperia Compact measures only 140 x 68.9 x 8.9mm, which is much smaller than most flagship products, but slightly larger than the old Xperia XZ2 Compact (135 x 65 x 12.1 mm) and the aforementioned iPhone 12 mini (131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm) .
Sony Xperia Compact specifications
- 5-inch FHD+ display (water drop screen)
- Snapdragon 775G platform
- 13MP camera (the second lens is unknown)
- 8MP front lens
- 5G support
- 5mm headphone jack
- Stereo speakers
- 140 x 68.9 x 8.9 mm