New Sony Xperia Compact is on its way, first renders leak

Yordan, 25 January 2021

Smartphone companies have slowly moved away from compact flagships, with only Apple managing to deliver a small yet powerful handset in 2020 - the iPhone 12 mini.

According to info from OnLeaks, Sony is about to deliver a compact smartphone and it may well be a member of the premium Compact line. However, a different source from Japan says it may not be a flagship, but rather an entry-level device powered by Snapdragon 480 chipset. Either way we get some live images of the phone.

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New Sony Xperia Compact

The images reveal a tiny device with some key design elements we’ve seen in previous Xperia devices - tall screen, dedicated camera button, vertical cam setup. However, it looks like it won’t escape the plague of waterdrop notches for the selfie cameras - while other manufacturers wholeheartedly adopted the infamous solution, Sony has been reluctant to introduce it and brought it only in the Xperia L4.

New Sony Xperia Compact New Sony Xperia Compact
New Sony Xperia Compact

This phone is said to have a 5.5” screen. The back also doesn’t impress much - dual cameras and a single LED flash. Given that this phone has a 3.5 mm audio jack, it could very well be aimed at users on a budget rather than those looking for a compact Android flagship.

Source 1Source 2 (in Japanese)


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  • Chris T.

Any news on the compact? Will we ever see it?

Hoping for an at least mid ranger and no camera hole or notch/teardrop.

  • Anonymous

Helly yes audio jack. Those usb c adapter cause so much problems in apps are breaking all the time. audio jacks are definitle not on budget side - theyre on rational side...

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