Back in January, serial leaker @OnLeaks revealed renders of what was believed to be a render of a Sony Xperia Compact device. Fans of the small flagship series had their hopes up following the leak. But that hope may be dashed with the latest report. The phone may actually be the Xperia Ace 2 instead.
Japanese outlet AndroidNext cites a Weibo post that calims that the phone won’t be an Xperia Compact device by Sony. Instead, it will be the next entry in the Xperia Ace series. This makes it a limited release phone in Japan that Docomo customers may get. The post goes on to claim that there won’t be a global variant for this 5.5-inch Xperia device.
That’s as far as the details go from the Weibo post goes. But AndroidNext speculates that the Xperia device in question will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G chipset. The rest is similar to what we’ve heard of before, which is a 5.5-inch screen with a water drop notch, a dedicated camera button, and the side mounted finger print sensor power button.
This is certainly unfortunate for those who were looking forward to a Sony Xperia Compact device. It looks like the iPhone 12 mini remains the only device that’s on a flagship level that’s available on the market.