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Sony leaks reveal a 2021 Xperia Compact smartphone in the works

By Liu Hongzuo - on 30 Jan 2021, 10:12am

Sony leaks reveal a 2021 Xperia Compact smartphone in the works

Note: This article was first published on 25 Jan 2021.

It's been nearly three years since Sony released an Xperia Compact phone, with the last official handset being the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (pictured).

Popular smartphone tipster OnLeaks surfaced with a new leak, and it's one that nobody was expecting considering Sony's quiet approach to phone launches as of late. The tipster said that Sony is "back with a new Compact Android smartphone".

The last time Sony launched a mainline compact phone was 2018's Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, making it nearly three years since the Japanese tech titan put out a smartphone that's sized similarly to the Apple iPhone 12 Mini.

OnLeaks indicated that the next Xperia Compact would likely have a 5.5-inch display and a 140 x 68.9 x 8.9mm body (smaller than the Xperia XZ2 Compact). Sony retains certain quirks in its new handset, like having a fingerprint sensor built into the power button (when the industry has moved on to in-display sensors), and keeping a 3.5mm audio jack.

While the news seems inspired by Apple's choices, we're not entirely sure if a compact Xperia is good news or the right move for Sony, since the compact version of the iPhone 12 had the poorest sales out of the four equally-powerful 2020 iOS handsets.

Frankly, the compact Sony phone renders don't really look that much different from Sony's recent Xperia launches. If you're interested, you could head over to the tipster's uploads for a better look.

Source: OnLeaks via Android Authority

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