There was a time when smartphones with screens larger than four inches were considered extra large. Those days are long gone, and now it’s hard to find phones with screens as small as five inches or less.

But Sony has been making “compact” editions of many of its top phones for years, and it looks like the company has a new model on the way — it’ll reportedly have the biggest screen to date, but thanks to slim bezels and a wide aspect ratio, the upcoming 5.5 inch Sony Xperia Compact will actually be a physically smaller phone than last year’s 5 inch Xperia XZ2 Compact.

According to leaks, the new phone will have a 21:9 display and measure about 138mm x 60mm. That makes it a tiny bit taller, but thinner than the Xperia XZ2 Compact, which measured 135mm x 65mm.

Unlike some older Sony “compact” phones though, this won’t be a small phone with flagship specs. It’s expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, which is a mid-range system-on-a-chip.

Hopefully that means the upcoming Xperia Compact will also have a mid-range price.

via Gizchina and /r/Android



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6 Comments

  1. Why is Sony so incompetent when it comes to phones? Samsung killed them in both phones and TV’s. Their phones should have best camera tech and completely baseless already and come with year of PS Now…

    1. They have a lot of internal issues, apparently. Like, their camera division didn’t interact with their mobile division, for example. “For fear of cannibalizing camera sales.”

      Sometimes it feels like executives of large companies don’t live on Planet Earth.

  2. I’m ready to be disappointed, and not purchase it… as always.

    Sony-Android phones were pretty good at the start and they got better until they plateaued with the Z3 Compact. I’d say their last decent choice was the Xperia XZ Premium (now a bargain for USD $250). I think the Xperia 1 is neat, but still outclassed on many fronts.

    It’s just incompetent management, they simply will not get the phone right. And when they do, they’ll find a new way to muck it all up!

  3. Guess they learnt nothing from the x compact fiasco, if we want a midrange phone we just buy a cheaper alternative to this.

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