Sony is reportedly on the verge of resurrecting its Xperia Compact smartphone. Leaked renders, revealed at this time by OnLeaks, recommend the Japanese tech big may quickly announce a 5.5-inch handset, the pure Android rival to Apple’s 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini.
The design of Sony’s miniature Xperia telephone seems to take its cues from final 12 months’s Xperia 5 II – excellent information certainly contemplating that telephone’s AV handsets – however flaunts a thinner bezel and a neater teardrop-shaped notch for the selfie digicam.
It is no copycat, although, and whereas Apple’s iPhone 12 Mini shoehorns flagship specs right into a compact case, Japanese sources declare the 2021 Xperia Compact will debut as an ‘reasonably priced, entry-level telephone’ with a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 chipset.
Sony has but to touch upon the leaked renders, which additionally recommend the gadget will sport a 3.5mm headphone jack, a fingerprint sensor embedded within the energy button, and Sony’s newest dual-camera set-up.
If this all sounds relatively acquainted, it is in all probability as a result of it wasn’t that way back that Sony launched the primary Xperia Compact: the fully-featured flagship debuted in 2018, but it surely solely lasted a 12 months earlier than being canned.
Sony Cellular defined its resolution again in 2019 with the next: “We caught with Compact for a really very long time, due to the benefit of use… There’s all the time room for various sizes, however individuals need much more floor space for his or her content material now.”
Now, it appears Sony might be going again to see how a less expensive Xperia Compact fares. With gross sales of the flagship Apple iPhone 12 mini stated to be “weak” (through 9to5Mac), Sony would possibly simply be onto one thing.
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