A possible 5" Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact with super-pocketable dimensions clears the FCC
by Peter Kostadinov / Jan 31, 2018, 3:49 AM
Well, an upcoming Xperia device just received its FCC certification, and no, it doesn't look like it's the anticipated Xperia XZ Pro. However, it could spell good news for those Android enthusiast on the lookout for a new – and compact – device.
See, the newly-certified device has a screen size of nearly 5", which is tiny by today's standards, but more importantly, it merely measures up at 5.31" by 2.53" (135mm by 64.33mm), which is an incredibly compact footprint for a 5" Sony device and is a dead giveaway that Sony could be prepping to minimize those bezels as much as possible and employ a 18:9 display up front.
To put things into perspective, an older Sony Xperia phone with a 5" display, the bezel-rich XA1 from February 2017, clocks in at 5.71" x 2.64" (145 x 67mm) - a pretty big difference! As is tradition, the FCC certification reveals virtually nothing else about the device, but we have a feeling we will learn more about that one in less than a month's time at MWC 2018.
Recently, a photo of a device pitched to be an upcoming Xperia Compact made the rounds giving us a possible sneak peek at what Sony's cooking in secret. Yep there are still some bezels at the top and bottom, but they appear to be way slimmer than prior Sony models. Possible rumored specs of this upcoming munchkin include the super high-end Snapdragon 845, a 3,000mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, and 64 gigs of storage, but take these with a big grain of salt!
We'll probably know more in less than a month.
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Wow. If true, and with at least a 3000 mAh battery, that will be my next phone.
posted on Jan 31, 2018, 3:54 AM 12
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Finally, someone doing exactly as I wish. I made several renders over the past year imagining how a compact 5 inch phone (and other sizes too) would look, and found out it would have a width of about 64mm with 2mm bezels on each side, and an 18:9 display. Also, surprisingly, I thought what if Sony increases the screen size to 5’ and minimizes the bezels, while giving it an 18:9 display. Really amazed to see my bleak prediction come true, atleast in the rumors.
posted on Jan 31, 2018, 12:01 PM 0
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Finally a phone that makes good use of bezel-less technology? When I saw it on the gs8 I believed it would've been a 5.5'' display in the footprint of an older 5'' display, but nooo... It just got bigger even than the gs7, and still don't find the usefulness of those edge... Still rocking a xperia z3 compact and a gs7, the xperia one is my daily driver... Good processing power, super pocket and one hand friendly , average stereo speaker, average camera, killer battery life all day long and more. I'll be looking forward for that lil' phone (hope Sony delivers on the camera department though).
posted on Jan 31, 2018, 12:25 PM 0
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