- A new report claimed that the Sony Xperia compact phone line will be revived.
- The report also shows the alleged render of the 5.5-inch smartphone.
- There is no word on when this small smartphone will be released.
It seems that Sony may be rebooting its smaller lineup of Xperia smartphones. Famous gadget leaker “OnLeaks” is reported to be working on a new entry in the Sony Xperia compact phone series.
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Sony first launched the Xperia Compact line in 2014 with its 4.3-inch Xperia Z1 Compact. It launched several phones with compact labels over the next few years. In 2018, it released the last phone with that brand, the Xperia ZX2 Compact with a 5-inch display. Today’s new report has claimed that the new phone will have a 5.5-inch display. It is much larger than the previous phones in the series but still smaller than most phones sold.
The report also shows some renders, which suggest that this phone will have some larger screen bezels than most other phones in the market. In addition, it will feature a daydrop design for the 8MP front-facing camera, which has been missing from all the latest smartphones.
Renderers also show a dual rear camera for the phone, the report claimed that the primary camera will be 13MP. To the left of the phone will be a volume button, a camera button, and a power button with an embedded fingerprint reader. There will also be a 3.5mm headphone jack on top.
The report does not reveal any more details like processor, RAM amount or onboard storage space. At first glance, this is a very “retro” design for a phone, so it’s possible that there may be significantly fewer hardware specs inside it. It may also have an equally low price tag. The report did not provide any information on a possible release date for the new Xperia Compact handset.
In late 2018, rumors were also met with leaked renders, that Sony was planning to launch an Xperia XZ4 compact phone. However, that phone was never officially launched. In early 2019, Don Mesa, Sony Mobile’s vice president for marketing, hinted that the company was done with smaller phone designs, stating at the time, “There is always room for different sizes, but people in their Want a lot of surface area. Now the material
If this report is accurate, it is likely that Sony has had a change of heart. However, the big question is whether consumers really want the design of a smaller phone, or are they now used for larger displays?