As early as the first half of 2018, Sony released the compact flagship mobile phone Xperia XZ2 Compact, but then this series of mobile phones slowly faded out of people’s vision. With the release of the iPhone 12 Mini, the small-screen flagship once again sparked heated discussions. Fans also hope that manufacturers can launch similar small-screen phones. It is revealed that Sony will indeed launch a new Xperia Compact model this year.
phonearena recently summarized the news about Xperia Compact. There are rumors that the new Xperia Compact is only an extended version of the flagship Xperia 1 III. It is expected that Xperia Compact will be released sometime in February 2021 (Xperia 1 III Compact name ), Xperia 1 III was released at the same time.
But if Sony wants to take the time to build this product, then the actual release time may be postponed to September 2021 and released together with Xperia 5 III. In either case, the new Xperia Compact will most likely be released in 2021.
Foreign media believe 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 Xperia Compact. The launch price of the Xperia 5 phone is about US$950, which is too expensive, especially when compared to the iPhone 12 mini and its US$699 price. Therefore, foreign media speculate that the price of the new Xperia Compact may be around $699.
Regarding the rendering of Xperia Compact and a large number of configurations have been exposed, unfortunately, Sony Xperia Compact seems to be equipped with 775G chipset to reduce costs, rather than equipped with Snapdragon 888. According to a report from IT House, the former’s running score on Antutu revealed that it had a high score of 530,000+. The 775G is built on a 6nm process and uses a “4+4” eight-core architecture with a clock speed of 2.4 The A77 large core at GHz is therefore an excellent mid-range chip.
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) .
Sony Xperia Compact specifications are as follows:
5.5-inch FHD + display (water drop screen) Snapdragon 775G platform 13 million main camera (second lens unknown) 8 million front camera 5G support 3.5 mm headphone jack stereo speakers USB-C140 x 68.9 x 8.9 mm