Probably the most anticipated telephones of 2021 is the Sony Xperia Compact, a rumored small-form sibling to the upcoming Sony Xperia 1 III that’d scratch the itch of many mini-phone followers. We would, nonetheless, be in for some disappointment on that entrance.
As reported by AndroidNext, a leaker on Chinese language media website Weibo has said that Sony’s upcoming 5.5-inch cellphone (the Xperia Compact) will not get a world launch. In actual fact, this leaker thinks the cellphone is definitely a follow-up to 2019’s Sony Xperia Ace, and can in all probability solely be on sale in Japan.
It is not clear the place this leaker acquired their data, however sadly the leak does make sense: the Sony Xperia Ace was a Japan-only compact cellphone with mid-range specs, as we have heard the Xperia Compact has.
Sorry, compact cellphone followers, however we would suggest setting your expectations a bit decrease.
Dying to compact telephones
With the launch of the iPhone 12 mini, there was a hope that extra Android cellphone makers would make compact telephones too. Apple is seen as popularizing options different telephones have, and a few anticipated Apple’s new small-size cellphone would kick off a brand new development.
The Sony Xperia Compact was seen because the flagship of the brand new development – Sony already has a historical past of mini-mobiles, and was deemed the probably to place out a brand new such cellphone. It looks as if that will not be the case anymore, although.
With many smartphone makers making enormous phablet telephones with big screens and our bodies, there is a dwindling variety of new telephones that cater to individuals with smaller arms, or who simply don’t need enormous units to lumber round all over the place.
So whereas Sony apparently is not the chosen one, hopefully one other Android maker will fill that void as an alternative. Google appears a possible alternative, as its telephones are (comparatively) small, however we’ll have to attend and see. And also you by no means know, possibly this leak was flawed.