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

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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Xperia Z4 Compact
  • Display 4.6" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio X10, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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65 Comments

1. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Z4 Compact with Mediatek? I refuse to believe this

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

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

11. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

They could have at least used SD 808..

30. Nexace

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

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

41. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

SD620 is not ready for mass production.

58. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

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

63. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 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

64. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

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

7. viniciusx

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 26, 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).

9. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

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13. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 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.

15. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

19. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 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..

20. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

23. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

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

43. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

42. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 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!

44. Delouie

Posts: 2; Member since: May 26, 2015

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

56. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

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

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.

26. josephnero

Posts: 778; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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

34. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

whats wrong with mediatek?

45. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

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

59. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 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

62. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

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

2. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Looks like someone had enough of Qualcomm Snapdragon..

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

MTK? WTF?

36. XperiaShubhi

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 01, 2014

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

46. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

It's just a theory, noone does that.

60. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

mediatek demoed that 480 fps lol seriously get a life

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