- A new report claims that the Sony Xperia Compact phone line will be revived.
- The report also shows alleged renderings of the 5.5-inch smartphone.
- There is no information when this smaller smartphone will be released.
It seems that Sony may restart its smaller range of Xperia smartphones. The famous gadget downloader “OnLeaks” reports that the company is working on a new record in the Sony Xperia Compact series of phones.
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Sony first launched the Xperia Compact line in 2014 with its 4.3-inch Xperia Z1 Compact. Over the next few years, a number of phones with the Compact label were launched. In 2018, it launched the latest phone with this brand, the Xperia ZX2 Compact with a 5-inch display. Today’s new report claims that the new phone will have a 5.5-inch display. This is much larger than previous phones in the series, but still smaller than most phones currently on sale.
The report also shows some renderings that show that this phone will have quite large screen frames compared to most phones on the market. In addition, it will have a dewdrop design for its 8MP front camera, which has almost disappeared from the latest smartphones.
The images also show a dual rear camera for the phone, with the report claiming that the main camera will be 13MP. On the left side of the phone there will be a volume button, a camera button and a power button with a built-in fingerprint reader. There will also be a 3.5 mm headphone jack on top.
The report does not reveal more details, such as CPU, RAM size, or built-in storage. At first glance, this is largely a “retro” design for a phone, so it is possible that it has quite low hardware characteristics inside. It can have an equally lower price. The report does not offer information on a possible launch date for the new Xperia Compact phone.
At the end of 2018, there were rumors, along with leaked renderings, that Sony plans to release the Xperia XZ4 Compact phone. However, this phone was never officially launched. In early 2019, Don Mesa, Sony Mobile’s vice president of marketing, seemed to point out that the company had finished with smaller phone designs, saying at the time: “There’s always room for different sizes, but people want much more space for your content now. “
If this report is accurate, Sony may have changed its mind. The big question, however, is whether consumers really want a smaller phone design or are they now used to larger displays?