First-ever render of the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact shows a familiar-looking device

Sony's pre-IFA 2017 show is almost here, so it's only natural that leaks of the three devices rumored to be released will start pouring in. Following our first-ever look at the Xperia XZ1 from just two days ago, we now have a similar, schematics-based render of its smaller sibling, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, once again courtesy of serial leakster OnLeaks.

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.

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).

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Xperia XZ1 Compact
  • Display 4.6 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo



19. pt020

Posts: 192; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

I love it... will get me one.

18. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Very cooooool

17. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

This phone looks like unfinished render by designer student and they forget to round the corner.

16. Remmy

Posts: 191; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I honestly don't like phones with unequal top and bottom bezels... :(

15. tx2ma

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Does anyone really think the rear shooter will be 8MP? Even the XA1 (which is the same size, but a step down from this XZ1 Compact in most specs) has a 23MP. Historically, the Compacts have had the same cameras as their full-size brothers.

13. Skizzo

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

I feel like they could easily go with a 5.2" screen in that same size body, if they shrunk down those bezels.

14. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

And give up on front speakers and 13MP selfie. Only way possible..

11. Frogger

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Finally a phone from Sony to fill the gap in the market, we need small flagships. Of course with great battery life.

8. libra89

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ooh so this is actually going to be a real phone! Very cool!

7. Cyberchum

Posts: 1150; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

From the render, that is one fat bitch. Put it on diet, dammit!

6. nestor

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 04, 2017

Sad news. I hoped that at least there would be no more previous ones z3c, z5c And again these thick frames

4. kabiluddin

Posts: 279; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Looks fat. This phone should have atleast 3000mAh battery.

5. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

It is too small for 3000mAh. It probably has 9.4mm already. Iphone 7 and A3 have similar size but only 1900 and 2300 mAh.

3. iczer

Posts: 161; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Looks nice!

12. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Beautiful. But my palm hurts just by looking at it.

2. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Be dual please

1. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7694; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If it's full HD, then I am on board, especially with the best and fastest camera, SD 835, 4 gb of RAM, 64 gb of expandable storage, Bluetooth 5, LTE cat 16. This will be a little rocket in your pocket.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

To be honest, if it's 720p, I would still be more than happy and probably grab this. The Z5 compact I tried got weirdly hot and was bogged down by the 810, but the battery life was insanely good. This thing with the improvements in the 835 should last all week with a 720p screen.

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