Sony Xperia Compact making a return? What?

Sony Xperia Compact making a return? What?
Sony's Compact line of phones haven't had the best of runs. They started off by launching alongside the most current flagship, bearing similar top-tier specs, in a much smaller body. Honestly, that's still commendable, because not many manufacturers risk making powerful phones in a tiny footprint. Sadly, it seems there's good reason for that — most users aren't really interested in a tiny smartphone nowadays. So, the Compact line kind of went silent for a while.

Last we saw something we could call a spiritual successor to the Compact, it was the Sony Xperia 5. The same powerhouse as the Xperia 1, with the same impressive camera setup, in a much smaller body. And we thought the line had mutated into that now. But nope... not according to this latest rumor.

Allegedly, the Compact line will be moving to high-midrange line. Rumor says that — instead of having the same powerful internals as the next Sony flagship — an upcoming "Compact"-named phone will rock the upper-midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 665. It will have the same extra-tall 21:9 aspect ratio. We don't have the screen size, but the leak says the phone's body will measure at 2.4 in x 5.4 in (60 mm x 138 mm). That's slightly narrower and very noticeably shorter than the Xperia 5. So, maybe the next Xperia flagship won't have an enormous forehead? We'll have to wait and see if there's any credence to that rumor at all.

Are you a fan of the small phones? Will you throw money at a 2020 Sony Xperia Compact as soon as you see it?

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12 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 1147; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

It is 5.5". Not decided if it is global or Japan only. Flagships will have same front of Xperia 1, just add ToF.

2. User123456789

Posts: 1147; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Curious PA calling it huge forehead when it is smaller than iphone notch.

3. hjl2345

Posts: 92; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

I hope Xperia phones can come out with features that can compete with some of the major android flagships out there. It is taking them too long to make a phone with a decent camera. Their lastest Xperia 1 or 5 is good, but not good enough among the Huwaei and Samsung and Apple devices.

5. User123456789

Posts: 1147; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

100% sure: 4K screen, more than 4000mAh, Qi charging , more focus on Cinema Pro. Possible: air gestures, 12MP 1/1.7"

4. miketer

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

I'll be surely interested. Nothing can compensate the compactness of a phone in your everyday life. It makes life and things so easier.

6. inFla

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 17, 2018

This and the iPhone SE successor both sound interesting.

7. simsimma52

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 05, 2018

This is awesome news. Hoping it supports the 600mhz band and that it weighs LESS than the XZ2C

8. Zrtsg

Posts: 12; Member since: May 09, 2019

"Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (the next version of the 655, apparently)" There is already a qualcomm snapdragon 665 it is used in some devices like mi a3 and redmi note 8. And sd655 doesn't exist. Pls fix this

10. paul.k

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Oof. A big oof. Thanks!

9. shortkey

Posts: 56; Member since: May 19, 2017

That's amazing news! The overall dimensions sound great. Though I'm not a fan of the super-tall aspect ratio, I'm more than comfortable with the regular old 16:9. Also I hope the standard 3.5 mm headphone jack is NOT going to be missing. And please don't make the LED flashlight so weak.

11. AlienKiss

Posts: 263; Member since: May 21, 2019

Unfortunately, that saying "Once you go big, you can't go back" it true. I'm using a 6.2" phone right now and I tried using other smaller phones but it just doesn't feel right. But I understand people with small hands wanting one, especially in Japan.

12. shortkey

Posts: 56; Member since: May 19, 2017

I have a six inch work phone and it's so big and bulky I hate and despise every second of using it. I have my old four incher in a drawer I open often and each time I do, I revel for a second just holding it, remembering fondly. My current phone is 4.6 in and it's just barely comfortable. I owned a HTC touch2 (2009), its size was beautiful. I wish they'd release it again, with a slightly bigger screen (there's room for it, the bezels are big) and Android. I especially loved the five physical buttons below the screen.

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