Sony's upcoming Xperia XZ2 Compact may have just popped up online

Sony's upcoming Xperia XZ2 Compact may have just popped up online
Despite the fact that Sony usually introduces new Xperia Compact smartphones in the second half of the year, a certain Xperia XZ2 Compact model has just appeared in a live picture next to a Xperia Z5 Compact.

Although it's just a prototype unit, we can't help but wonder whether or not Sony plans to reveal the new compact smartphone later this year at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. The person who leaked the picture claims the final design of the Xperia XZ2 Compact may look different than what we're seeing here, which is quite understandable considering this is just a prototype unit.

Xperia Z5 Compact (left) vs. Xperia XZ2 Compact prototype (right)

Xperia Z5 Compact (left) vs. Xperia XZ2 Compact prototype (right)


The prototype unit shown in the picture lacks a 3.5mm audio jack and has the fingerprint sensor positioned on the back side. In any case, we'll see how representative of the final version this Xperia XZ2 Compact prototype really is later this month if Sony plans to announce it this month.

Sony confirmed its MWC 2018 press conference will take place on February 26. Aside from the Xperia XZ2 Compact, the Japanese company is expected to introduce a new flagship smartphone and possibly a few other mid-range devices.

source: XperiaBlog

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17 Comments

1. Lois13

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

I like Sony but that is the one of the ugliest things I have ever seen. Please don't be real.

12. yann

Posts: 610; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Agree with you. And FPS on the back is most inconvenient place to put. Will not buy it anyway cause it is too small,but if they move FPS on the back of next Pro or Premium - will not buy it definitely.

17. Lois13

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

Yeah I like the FPS on the side. All I want is the current XZ1C design with smaller bezels and a slightly bigger screen in roughly the same form factor. Why do they gotta be making things like this? It's not going to make them more popular. It's just going to make those who buy from them not but their phones.

13. Xperia14

Posts: 1205; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

It is not real, as this is not the new compact.

16. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I'm with you.... I have had several sony phones recently, but if that is the future then I will switch... Specially with the rumors of no headphones jack

2. SyCo87

Posts: 291; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Small bezels or bust.

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2299; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It looks like the top and bottom bezels are indeed slimmer than before. No, they are not to the levels of the Galaxy S8/S9, but considering this isn't their top of the line model I expect them to be that way. Also, while this is a prototype, I must point out that if the extra width meant more battery life and a better camera I wonder if people would still complain in the end. I mean people have repeatedly said they want better battery life and a better camera. So, if this device holds, say, a 3500 mAh battery and a dual-lens 23 MP camera the question becomes: would you be willing to have a thicker device for a bigger battery/better camera? I honestly don't know what I personally think on that one.

5. ullokey

Posts: 174; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

I have a Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, despite a 2700 mAh battery, the performance is almost as good as Moto Z Play (6 hours of SoT compared to 7 hours playing Ingress) Damn i am going to miss the FPS integrated into the power button

8. BGChicago

Posts: 222; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

I will. But with plastic/ruberized back.

14. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

SD845 cant handle more than 32MP ( rear) and 32MP ( front). There is a FCC ID of a phone that has 5" 1080p and 13.5cm tall. Shorter than iphone 8. Impossible to fit 3500mAh. Of course the phones will use imx400 again.

6. monoke

Posts: 1145; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Not a fan of it being thicker and round back. Now no jack and fps on the back? Man everything's a step back. Not good at all. Hopefully the main flagship doesn't follow this design.

7. libra89

Posts: 2259; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Aw the lack of the jack is a bummer for me. Talk about having my dream dead in the water...

9. umaru-chan

Posts: 343; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

This looks ugly.

10. mixedfish

Posts: 1545; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Now we know why Sony withdrew the FCC application.

15. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

It was another phone. And it was certified again already.

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