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New Sony smartphone with 4.6-inch 1080p screen in the making; Xperia Z4 Compact, maybe?

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New Sony smartphone with 4.6-inch 1080p screen in the making; Xperia Z4 Compact, maybe?
An unannounced Sony handset - model number E5663 - was recently spotted on the websites of GFXBench and Geekbench. Normally, this wouldn't be newsworthy, but the device's features are really interesting.

The Sony E5663 sports a 4.6-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, thus being the first Sony smartphone with a 1080p screen that's smaller than 5 inches.

Moreover, the upcoming handset has a 20.7 MP rear camera, and a 13 MP front-facing camera - Sony could certainly present it as a selfie phone. Other features seemingly include a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6795 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, and Android Lollipop.

From the looks of it, the E5663 might be the rumored Xperia Z4 Compact. As you may know, the Xperia Z3 Compact (pictured above) features a 4.6-inch 720p display, thus the E5663 (with its 4.6-inch 1080p screen) would be a perfect successor. Of course, for now there's no way of telling if Sony is ever going to release an Xperia Z4 Compact, so it's possible that the E5663 will have a different name once it's officially announced.

The E5663 showed up on the website of Zauba - which tracks Indian imports and exports - so it could be released in India at some point.

How do you like the idea of a 4.6-inch 1080p Sony Xperia?


sources: GFXBench, Geekbench via XperiaBlog

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posted on 26 Jun 2015, 21:31 5

1. Busyboy (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Z4 Compact with Mediatek? I refuse to believe this

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 21:45 8

3. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


You need to believe this, or else you're gonna stick with a frying pan on your palm.

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 22:12 17

11. Busyboy (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


They could have at least used SD 808..

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 03:13

30. Nexace (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)


They could have used the 620, showing greater results than the 810

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 09:01

41. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


SD620 is not ready for mass production.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 15:20

58. drifter77 (Posts: 203; Member since: 12 Jun 2015)


My Z3 Compact with SD801 heats up pretty quickly. Other than that it's a perfect device.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 05:49

63. cheetah2k (Posts: 1576; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


808 is a bucket of 5hit. Just go to XDA and see how much lag the LG G4 has.... Qualcomm = MEGA Fail for all 2015 flagships

posted on 29 Jun 2015, 23:16

64. Niva. (Posts: 423; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Really now? You think that has anything to do with the SD808 or the silly overlays and the 1440 resolution LG chose?

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 21:54 10

7. viniciusx (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


At least, it will not come with Snapdragon 810.

The MediaTek MT6795 processor can archive a nice score at GeekBench, 5071. Galaxy S6 is slightly better (5215), and the others are far behind... like the HTC One M9 (3761), Xperia Z3 Plus (3603) and LG G4 (3509). So... performance is not a problem here.

Also, Sony's new phone may feature a new camera sensor (IMX230), which has an awesome auto focus, real-time HDR and 4K recording.

Stop the BS, this may be one of the best compact phones in the market.

Maybe it's not the Xperia Z4 Compact, as Sony will probably choose Snapdragon 820 on their next flagships, but this E5663 is a great phone (at least hardware-wise).

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 21:59 1

9. rency0722 (Posts: 157; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


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posted on 26 Jun 2015, 22:45 1

13. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 903; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


GPU performance is more important than CPU multi-core performance, no one can tell the difference in real world usage between octa A53 and quad Krait. Meanwhile the PowerVR G6200 is even worse than the aging Adreno 330.

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 22:55 8

15. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 903; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


The MT6795 is only good on CPU multi-core test, the rest is mediocre at best.

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 23:33

19. legiloca (Posts: 1387; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


We haven't even seen a MediaTek 6795 in a phone yet, why start hating right away? Also Huawei's Silicon Kirin chips are the worst I've seen tbh..

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 23:38 2

20. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 903; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Oh, here :http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_e9_plus-review-1269.php

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 01:59 4

23. bur60 (Posts: 847; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


The Sony will be FHd, this E9 is QHD so I understand. This phone won't have a problem with gpu power

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 09:19 1

43. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


It will have problem with GPU power. Check offscreen benchmarks - they simulate FHD resolution. MT6795 in E9+ is still beaten in every Adreno by a huge margin. LG G4 with SD808 and not the strongest Adreno 418, in the onscreen test (in QHD resolution) posts much higher results than E9+/MT6795 in FHD resolution (offscreen test). Snapdragon 808 also has 30% gigher single core score. I think it would be much better option than Mediatek.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 09:03 1

42. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


MT6795 has good multicore core and that's it. Single core and GPU scores are much more important and Mediatek fails in those departments. Even Snapdragon 801 from 2014 has better single core score and faster GPU!

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 09:24

44. Delouie (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 May 2015)


IMX230 is a 21 mp sensor, so this phone is not featuring it. It might be IMX220.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 13:44 1

56. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


GFXBench shows different megapixel count. 5344 x 4016 doesn't sound like IMX220 (5248 x 3936).

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 23:08

18. waddup121 (unregistered)


Its the Z3+ Compact I'm sure of it LOL. HTC took this route too...using the strongest Mediatek core that's available right now.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 02:24 1

26. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


This will not be called Z4 compact.it's most likely India only

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 05:21

34. seanwhat (Posts: 280; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


whats wrong with mediatek?

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 09:44 1

45. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Very weak GPU, mediocre single core proformance, complicated SoC drivers (worse browser performance, worse responsiveness, problematic Android updates, lack of custom ROMs).

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 16:14 1

59. solidsnake695 (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


who said its complicated SoC drivers mediatek already announced full support for drivers u are talking like u used a mediatek device trying to be an expert huh

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 16:31

62. robocopvn (Posts: 412; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


obviously, the mediatek has good CPU but the bad GPU never represent the Z series !

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 21:34 3

2. legiloca (Posts: 1387; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Looks like someone had enough of Qualcomm Snapdragon..

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 21:46 1

4. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


MTK? WTF?

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 06:14

36. XperiaShubhi (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Feb 2014)


This chip can make a sony IMX220 sensor to record FULL HD VIDEOS @ 480 FPS!!!!!!

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 09:44

46. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


It's just a theory, noone does that.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 16:15 2

60. solidsnake695 (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


mediatek demoed that 480 fps lol seriously get a life

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 21:49 2

5. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


They could've used the Snapdragon 808.
But I would liike to see how this would turned out.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 09:46 2

47. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


MT6795 is rubbish, very weak GPU or browser proformance. Single core score is also pretty low. Snapdragon 808 is much better in every important factor.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 16:20 1

61. solidsnake695 (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


spamming just because mediatek is from china such hate from chinese brands guess what all xperia are made in china

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 21:50 1

6. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


at least use a samsung exynos 5433 or 5430. please no mediatek or snapdragon they're not worthy of being in a top of the line sony phone. i guess an sd808 in 1080p phone wouldnt be so bad tho.

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 21:54 4

8. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


"please no mediatek or snapdragon they're not worthy of being in a top of the line sony phone"

Then says...

" i guess an sd808 in 1080p phone wouldnt be so bad tho"

You don't want Snapdragon, but still wanna stick with Snapdragon. K. :P

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 09:50

52. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Exynos 5430 or even 5433 aren't really better than Snapdragon 808.

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 22:05 1

10. rency0722 (Posts: 157; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Looking forward in having a great compact specs here. And in fact, Xperia Z3+ scores 82, the same with Apple iPhone 6 series, which in fact I can't believe.

Owning a Z1 here, the same 20.7 MP IMX220 sensor can be utilized better with Manual, and with the IMX230, hope that it will make photos better than its predecessor.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 02:30

28. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


This will come with new IMX230

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 22:42

12. msibinb (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


Florin.T, i doubt this will be z4 compact bcos this one goes by model number E5663. Z3 compact goes by model number 5863/XX. So i think this will be another phone maybe region specific.

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 22:45

14. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1236; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


I've been waiting for this! Now just make it less than $500 and have Tmobile bands.

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 22:56

16. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 903; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


This phone could be the Z3+ Compact

posted on 26 Jun 2015, 22:57

17. dimas (Posts: 2124; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


I'm gonna wait if this handset have 32gb storage and amazing battery life. Mediatek is ok if qualcomm keeps screwing with overheating issues.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 09:47

48. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Mediatek is rubbish in single core, GPU and browser tests. It's also quite power hungry. SD808 would be much better choice.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 00:27 4

21. waroftunami (Posts: 10; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Things which point out to Z3c's successor :
1080p display, 20.7+13 mp camera, 3 gb ram

Things which don't point towards it are :
Model number, 16 gb internal memory, gpu

Note* it's the same Chipset which record 1080p@480 fps.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 09:48

50. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Theoretically SD810 can run 4K display.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 01:43 2

22. rifat44 (Posts: 48; Member since: 29 Apr 2015)


One sentence-I will buy it because of FHD and no 810

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 02:03

24. mayur007 (Posts: 565; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Yes agree

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 09:47

49. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


SD810 is better than MT6795.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 12:30

53. My1cent (Posts: 345; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


SD810h is better than both :-)

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 02:24 1

25. rifat44 (Posts: 48; Member since: 29 Apr 2015)


I will buy either this or note 5 to be my next phone

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 06:48

38. mixedfish (Posts: 1177; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


So either a compact phone or a huge phone.

That's some contrasting choices there.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 02:24

27. rifat44 (Posts: 48; Member since: 29 Apr 2015)


Let they be released soon

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 02:56

29. My1cent (Posts: 345; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Hope there's no glass-back on this compact phone. ( wanna see SG Alpha 2 or SG S6 mini too)

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 06:16

37. XperiaShubhi (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Feb 2014)


it should have aluminum back

posted on 18 Jul 2015, 11:41

65. robertkoa (Posts: 87; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


I don't think there will be an Alpha 2 but S6 Mini could be excellent.
Samsung used same 16 megapixel Sensor from S5 in Alpha but clocked down to 12 megapixels ( weird but true).
I have Alpha an excellent durable phone that could have been great.
I HOPE SONY uses IMX 230 for great Camera in Z4 and makes it more durable than Z3C and with same excellent battery life of Z3C.
SONY has the Engineering skills to make Z4 C great- I hope they use IMX 230 and do their best....

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 03:40

31. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I am guessing that it's going to use an SD808 or another Qualcomm chip in another region complete with a different model number.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 04:33

32. techguyone (Posts: 199; Member since: 18 May 2013)


I'm hoping the next z compact will at least have 32GB internal, 16 isn't cutting it on a flagship device, I'd expect to see 820 Snapdragon too,this one will be a regional variant I expect.

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 05:09 2

33. Djz89 (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


Please drop the glass back and I will buy this!

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 05:58

35. Swordylove (Posts: 198; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)


No no no no nooooo! Please don't cave in to the specs fetishists.... we don't need 1080p on this screen size!

posted on 27 Jun 2015, 09:48

51. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


We do actually, it makes real difference.

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