Sony could bring back the Xperia Compact to compete with the iPhone 12 mini – The Verge2 min read

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Sony is apparently set to revive its “Compact” line of phones in 2021 with a brand-new Xperia Compact model. It will use a 5.5-inch display and dimensions more in line with Apples (reasonably) diminutive iPhone 12 mini instead of the progressively large phones that Sony has provided for the last couple of years.
The brand-new device, according to kept in mind phone leaker OnLeaks, who has actually also posted renders of the upcoming phone over at Voice, would include dimensions of 140 x 68.9 x 8.9 mm (5.5 x 2.71 x 0.35 inches), making it just a bit bigger than the iPhone 12 mini (which determines 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm or 5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 inches).
The new Xperia Compact is likewise stated to offer an 8-megapixel selfie camera in a teardrop notch, a dual-camera setup with a 13-megapixel main camera on the back, a 3.5 mm earphone jack, and a side-mounted finger print reader integrated into the power button. Especially missing are any information on specifications, nevertheless.

Image: OnLeaks/ Voice

The (as-yet-unnamed) 2021 Xperia Compact would be Sonys very first phone to bear the “Compact” name considering that 2018s Xperia XZ2 Compact, which had similar measurements as the dripped specs of the new 2021 gadget (although the display on the 2018 model was a bit smaller sized at 5 inches, thanks to its larger bezels). Its still a far smaller piece of hardware than other recent attempts like the Xperia 5.
The greatest concern, however, is whether the new Xperia Compact will offer flagship-level specifications or if itll fall into the same pitfall of other shrunken-down Android gadgets and deal devalued specifications to match its smaller sized size. Sony has actually prevented this issue before– the abovementioned XZ2 Compact offered almost equivalent requirements to its larger sibling– however it stays an open question whether Sony will really provide on a 2021 Android phone with flagship-class specs that doesnt likewise need a huge screen.
Its also uncertain whether theres actually a market for smaller flagships. Apples iPhone 12 mini, while using essentially similar specifications to the larger iPhone 12, has apparently seen uninspired sales compared to the larger designs on deal (regardless of its lower cost tag). There are extra reports that Apple is moving production far from the smaller sized model to focus more on the full-sized phones.

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