The manufacturers of Android smartphones have gradually moved away from the compact format, only Apple and Google have offered small but powerful devices in 2020: the iPhone 12 mini and the Google Pixel 4a.
Sony is reportedly preparing a new compact smartphone for 2021, the Sony Xperia Compact. Thanks to the famous OnLeaks leaker, we now have a preview of what the phone will look like.
It was in 2017 during the IFA that Sony unveiled its first Xperia Compact, the ZX1. This was followed by the Xperia Compact ZX2 the following year that we were able to test, but since then we have been waiting for its successor.
What do we know about the Sony Xperia Compact 2021?
According to OnLeaks, the 2021 version of the Sony Xperia Compact will offer a 5.5-inch flat screen, barely 0.1 inch larger than the iPhone 12 mini. The overall dimensions are 140 x 68.9 x 8.9 mm, slightly more than the 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm of the Apple phone. At the top, we find a teardrop-shaped notch that houses an 8 MP front sensor.
At the back, the smartphone will have two cameras, including a main one of 13 MP as well as an LED flash. It can also be noted that the smartphone retains a prise jack 3.5 mm, which is becoming increasingly rare today. Aside from the design, OnLeaks does no information regarding processor, storage or available RAM.
One can rightly wonder if the Xperia Compact will find its audience. Indeed, we know that Apple would have reduced the production of the iPhone 12 mini, as its sales would be disappointing compared to other models. Compared to what we know about the Xperia Compact, the iPhone 12 mini seems to be much more interesting, since it is a high-end smartphone in mini format.
The Xperia Compact will also have to face the success of the Pixel 4a that we tested after its release. It is an efficient smartphone, which so far remains one of the only alternatives on Android for people who want a compact phone. One of its main advantages remains its very affordable price, only 349 euros. Sony will therefore have to be very aggressive on the price of the Xperia Compact 2021 if it wants to find a place in this market.
Source : OnLeaks