Sony was among the last manufacturers to offer small high-end phones. In fact, all models of this kind were called “Compact”, but since 2018, the company seems to have given up this idea. The XZ2 Compact was the latest in the series to be replaced with the latest models in the Xperia 5 range. These are smaller than the Xperia 1 “flagships”, but the 6.1 “ultra-wide screen doesn’t allow “compact”. However, it seems that Sony sees that there is a market demand for such devices and could bring to market a smaller model, but from a mid-range range.
The Xperia Compact could be a premium mid-range small screen
It seems that Sony is working on an “Xperia Compact”, which will be launched in 2021 on the market. It will offer a 5.5 ”diagonal screen and will use a Snapdragon 775 chipset, the next generation of mid-range 5G chipset from Qualcomm. Basically, it will be a mid-range premium, probably occupying a place in its range of devices between the Xperia 10 and Xperia 5 models.
Of course, Sony might try to integrate it into the range of high-end devices, at least by name, and call it the Xperia 1 III Compact, but the Xperia 1 models so far have offered certain features that could not be integrated on both devices. small. We are talking about 4K screens and multiple and high-performance cameras, something that would not happen in such a small phone.
And if a 5.5 “screen does not seem small enough, well, the iPhone 12 Mini has a 5.4″ screen and is only slightly larger than an iPhone 5, which in its time came with a screen 4”. A 5.5 “Xperia Compact could be a little higher, as Sony has moved in recent years in the direction of 21: 9 screens and most likely will not change this on a smaller device.