And if you've had any doubts that two devices sharing the same moniker will look dramatically different — well, this just isn't Sony's style at all. So what we're seeing here is a shrunk-down version of the XZ1, complete with dual, front-facing speakers and a massive black bar housing camera-related hardware on the top of the rear panel.
It's like the Xperia XZ1, but smaller
However, there's one noticeable difference: the XZ1 Compact looks to be quite a bit thicker. And judging by the dimensions provided alongside the renders (129.5 x 64.5 x 9.4 mm), this is true: the XZ1 is 7.6 mm thick, so there's a difference of almost 2 mm here. However, this is an expected tradeoff given the dramatically shrunken down form factor — the XZ1 Compact's 4.6-inch display is a rarity in a market where almost every phone can comfortably be called a phablet.
Judging by this render, there's a fair chance the 19 MP, 960 fps MotionEye camera rumored to be making its way to the XZ1 won't be found in its smaller sibling, as there is no particularly noticeable camera bump to be found on the device's back. On the other hand, this could be simply a product of the XZ1 Compact's increased thickness, but alleged benchmarks of the device have previously suggested it will come with an 8 MP rear shooter.
We've also heard a couple of other details about the device: it will ship with a Snapdragon 835 SoC, along with 4 GB of ram and 64 GB of storage. Its display is also said to sport a 720p resolution, though we've seen indication it might be Full HD instead. And lastly, there's a rumor that the device will hit the shelves before September 10, and that it will cost €650 (which would probably translate to about $650).