Last year, reports of a compact Sony Xperia smartphone began to surface, as well as renderings of a 5.5-inch smartphone with a dual main camera.
According to AndroidNext, in fact, the new smartphone will not be truly compact, in addition, the source obtained information that this device will not be released in the US and Europe.
Chinese insiders have reported on the social network Weibo that the smartphone, images of which have previously appeared on the web, actually showcases the successor to the original Xperia Ace phone. It is also confirmed that the new Xperia Ace 2 will only be released in Japan by the phone operator Docomo.
According to AndroidNext, the new Sony Xperia Ace 2 smartphone will be powered by a 5G Snapdragon 690 SoC. The 5.5-inch display with a 21:9 aspect ratio will have a notch for the front camera.
The fingerprint sensor will be built into the power button and unlock the smartphone, the device will receive a 3.5 mm jack for connecting headphones and a separate hardware button for the camera.
Sony Xperia Compact Small-Screen Smartphone Features Summarized
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 2021.
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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.
Sony Xperia Compact specifications
- 5-inch FHD+ display (waterdrop 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
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) .