Sony's IFA 2019 teaser keeps our Xperia 2 Compact hopes alive

Sony's IFA 2019 teaser keeps our Xperia 2 Compact hopes alive
The Xperia 1 is one tall beast

Without Samsung, the IFA trade show in Berlin has been lacking some of the glamour of the good old days in the last few years. It looks like the 2019 edition will be no exception, as the Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, Galaxy Watch Active 2, and even Galaxy Tab S6 all broke cover long before the official start of the European tech shindig.

Of course, there are still plenty of high-profile mobile product announcements happening in the next week or so to be excited about, including the launch of a mystery Sony device promising to bring the "Xperia excellence" in the "palm of your hand." That sounds an awful lot like a compact variant of the extra-tall, extra-large Xperia 1, but all previous signs appeared to point to a so-called Xperia 2 with a 6.1-inch display.

That's not exactly "palm of your hand" material, especially based on the rumored dimensions accompanying the first visual leak way back in May. According to the always reliable Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka @OnLeaks, the Xperia 2 should measure 158 x 68.3 x 8.3mm, which is (unsurprisingly) considerably taller, slightly narrower, and also slightly thicker than, say, Samsung's 5.8-inch Galaxy S10e.

Meanwhile, 2018's Xperia XZ2 Compact came with not just a much smaller 5-inch screen and horrendously thick bezels, but overall measurements of 135 x 65 x 12.1mm as well. At the same time, it's worth pointing out that Sony has a long tradition of unveiling more than one product at once, so perhaps the company's September 5 event in Berlin will see both the Xperia 2 and Xperia 2 Compact unwrapped. Or maybe we're reading too much into an Instagram teaser that simply hints at a slightly smaller Xperia 1 edition and what was initially expected to be branded as the Xperia 2 will ultimately go official under a label like Xperia 1S. 

Either way, if the 6.5-inch Xperia 1 felt interesting but cumbersome, you should probably keep an eye on Sony's IFA 2019 livestream



1. User123456789

Posts: 925; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Daer PA, care to make a list of phones with dual front speakers and tiny bezels same time? Thanks... Someone reliable said "Xperia 2" will be available in China for bit less than $700. There is a rumor of 5" 21:9 device.

3. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Who buys Sony phones anymore???.................. (insert cricket noise).....

4. User123456789

Posts: 925; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

About 5 million people per year. They buy Xperia because they want. Unlike other cheap brands that sell to people that deep inside want iphone but cant afford.

8. Pcworld1976

Posts: 163; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

I bought an Xperia 1 with 4k oled Bravia screen, Alpha camera etc 1 month ago Samsung And Huawei in my country are brands for the poor

10. PhotoPixel

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

So the poor are happier than the rich ))

12. Pcworld1976

Posts: 163; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

with low resolution screens with exynos processor with GPU mali etc I don't think

11. AlienKiss

Posts: 159; Member since: May 21, 2019

Mainly people that can afford to buy one. Everyone's buying cheap brands because they can't afford to buy a real one like Sony or Samsung. I switched to Samsung because Sony ditched the 3.5mm jack, but now that Samsung got rid of it also, I think I'm going to get Sony again. My Sony Z C6603 is 8 years old and still running smoothly and laggless. I wish I could say the same thing about my old S3. You go ahead and buy those cheap replica brands that don't last more than 1 year under perfect conditions. Meanwhile we'll get Sony :)

5. mi1400

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 24, 2017

I m looking forward to xperia tablet compact to replace my Xperia Z Ultra superphone (tabphone/phablet). If they make next tablet compact a zero bazel 8" then it will be the hot cake for us Z Ultra "Cult Followers"! 1 more thing.. Dear Sony plz keep all xperia compact phones under 115mm height. Their r Xperia Ray cult followers dying for this.. 115mm can lay sideways in shirts front pocket like a card n my dad really cherished that for years.. Yes i know Sony did 1.5 years RnD just to slim down a smartphone in that formfactor having 1ghz cpu n 720p video recording n even before when retina display was a thing with 300dpi, xperia ray was already their i guess a year early with 299dpi!

6. mi1400

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 24, 2017

Just to add to my above comment.. Xperia Ray's 115mm dimension also helps in fall protection upon leaning forward as it remains gripped inside the pocket because of exact fit with pocket's width.

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.