A possible 5" Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact with super-pocketable dimensions clears the FCC

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Just yesterday, we took you on a journey through all the rumors and hearsay pertaining to what we expect to be Sony's next top-shelf device, the intriguing Xperia XZ Pro, which could potentially be the very first device with a 4K OLED display on deck.

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!

Apossible Xperia XZ2 Compact

Apossible Xperia XZ2 Compact


We'll probably know more in less than a month.

source: FCC via GizChina

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14 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1677; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Wow. If true, and with at least a 3000 mAh battery, that will be my next phone.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 6654; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So it has two camera's in the back? Hmm, interesting.

2. mimicryXD

Posts: 168; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

i think sony is serious this year and as a sony fan, i really like it and hopefully sony dont disappoint come MWC.

3. Madmax

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 19, 2016

the dimensions are same as the old Xperia UL.. hope it looks good.. The phone in the picture has lesser bezels.. Blue is not the bezel.. It's a kind of sticker.. look closely, the black's the bezel..

4. notfair

Posts: 673; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

put an oled 1080p panel in it and 64GB internal memory and you have a buyer.

5. BGChicago

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

Yes yes yes. I hope it's true , it will replace my S7

12. andrak

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

I will make the same jump

6. libra89

Posts: 2155; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ooh cool! This sounds good to me.

7. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

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.

8. hgvenom

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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).

10. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Sony can reduce those bezels even further...look at Xperia ZL. 131mm height! But I guess that's what you get with those bezelless sides...that's the width of the XA...

11. andrak

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

That's my next phone! thanks Sony for keeping this market group happy

13. edelxander

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

come on sony, build a compact flagship bezelless smartphone!

14. acme64

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

those dimension don't match the compacts, the compact line all ahve 4.6 screens and under 140mm, this is just another regular sized xperia

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