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 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    13 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek Helio X10, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



57. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

Mabe it will be cold

54. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Aluminium back and SD810 (in 4.6 inch ) and i can fry eggs everywhere !

66. robertkoa

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Lol. Problem is the eggs will be rectangular shape with backwards "YNOS" logo burned in.

40. progosu

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

16GB storage and this is 2015, no way in hell it's a z4 compact, even Sony can't be that stupid.

39. goodenough

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

Do you have any info regarding Z5 or Z5 Compact ?

35. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

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

51. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

We do actually, it makes real difference.

33. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Please drop the glass back and I will buy this!

32. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 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.

31. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

29. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

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

37. XperiaShubhi

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 01, 2014

it should have aluminum back

65. robertkoa

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 27, 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....

27. rifat44

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

Let they be released soon

25. rifat44

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

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

38. mixedfish

Posts: 1574; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

So either a compact phone or a huge phone. That's some contrasting choices there.

22. rifat44

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

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

24. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Yes agree

49. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

SD810 is better than MT6795.

53. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

SD810h is better than both :-)

21. waroftunami

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 01, 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.

50. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Theoretically SD810 can run 4K display.

17. dimas

Posts: 3461; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

48. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

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

16. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

This phone could be the Z3+ Compact

14. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

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

12. msibinb

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

10. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 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.

28. josephnero

Posts: 795; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

This will come with new IMX230

6. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 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.

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