Small Smartphone: Sony should bring back the Xperia Compact

Kleine Smartphones: Sony soll das Xperia Compact zurückbringen

The role that Xperia 5 was known for so far could go back to an actual Xperia Compact later in the year. Renderings based on CAD data suggest that Sony wants to bring back the Xperia Compact. The smaller smartphone recently experienced a revival with the Pixel 5 and iPhone 12 Mini.

Rumors of the return of the Xperia Compact are not entirely new, as they had already sprouted in late November last year. In the Japanese region On. With now By Steve Hammerstofer Published renderings based on leaked CAD data, however, make it possible to see for the first time what Sony intends to do for this year.

Pixel is smaller than 5

Three years after the Xperia XZ2 Compact (test), Sony is asked to use the name again for a new smartphone. According to the underlying CAD data, Sony is planning a 140 × 68.9 × 8.90 mm (H × W × D) smartphone with a 5.5-inch display. For comparison: The Apple iPhone 12 Mini has measurements of 64.2 × 131.5 × 7.40 mm and the Google Pixel 5 at 70.4 × 144.7 / 8 mm. The next Xperia Compact will be placed between these two smartphones.

Larger than the Xperia XZ2 Compact

Within the brand, the next Xperia Compact will also win comparisons against the current Xperia 5 II, which is currently in the role of the compact flagship, as the Xperia 5 II (tested) with a significantly higher 68.0 × 158.0 × 8.00 mm fails. However, the Xperia XZ2 Compact is smaller than its 65.0 × 135.0 × 12.10 mm.

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Next gen xperia compact

Next gen xperia compact

Next gen xperia compact

Next gen xperia compact

Next gen xperia compact

Next gen xperia compact

Next gen xperia compact

Next gen xperia compact

According to the presentation, Sony will this time choose an angular design with an 8-megapixel front camera integrated into the display. With the Xperia 1 (II) and Xperia 5 (II) and Xperia XZ2 Compact, Sony uses slightly wider display bezels to be able to position the selfie camera above the screen and front-facing stereo speakers. In the new Xperia compact, the lower speaker is in the frame again instead of the front, while a speaker can be seen at the front. The rear of the next Xperia Compact is flat and has a dual camera with 13 megapixels for the main camera.

3.5mm jack is retained

The 3.5mm headphone jack offered by the current Sony flagship should also be built in the next Xperia Compact, as it is the top left rendering of the smartphone’s head show. Sony has integrated the volume rocker, fingerprint sensor and a dedicated shutter release for the camera into the frame on the right.

Snapdragon 775 is suspected

It is not possible to say what to expect from the smartphone in terms of additional hardware. Last year’s Japanese report called the use of the “Snapdragon 775” probable from a 6 Nm production that has not yet been announced by Qualcomm and is considered as the heir to the Snapdragon 765 (G) , Which is used by Google Pixel 5, for example.

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