I am a lover of compact smartphones. The rest of the world want their phones as big as possible, but that’s their business. Sony Mobile has the Xperia Compact 2021 for those of us who like them small.
Sony has been the number one champion of compact smartphones. For a while, it looked like they were moving on too, and joining in the race for bigger screens. Which would have been sad.
A new leak from Voice, however, give us images of what a new compact smartphone from Sony, an Xperia Compact 2021, looks like. The name is not confirmed yet, so we will have to do with that generic name.
Xperia Compact 2021 Photos/Images
Xperia Compact 2021 Phone Specs
- 140 x 68.9 x 8.9 mm dimensions
- 5.5 inches display
- 8MP front camera
- 13MP main camera
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Fingerprint scanner embedded in Power button
As we can see from the images, the 2021 Xperia Compact has slightly thick bezels. This follows the well known, time-tested design language of Sony Xperia phones.
Expect a glass body built around a metal frame – again. A Sony Xperia staple.
It makes for a smartphone that is easier to handle, especially in one-handed use.
There is no word about processor yet, but I fully expect a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC to power this.
Sony’s phones are also known for their stock Android interface, with minimal bloatware. So, we can expect to see Android 11 in this model.
Release Date and Pricing
There is no word on when exactly to expect the 2021 Compact to arrive in the market. There is no word on pricing yet either, but you can expect to pay a premium for it.
Sony’s compact phones have always been premium flagship devices and I don’t expect this one to be any different.
I am looking forward to seeing the Xperia Compact 2021 in the market. Sony is one of the smartphone makers whose products tickle me.
Finding them to buy is another matter entirely though, if one is not interested in the hassles of having it shipped in. Still, who knows?
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Way back from the days of EPOC, Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems, founder of MobilityArena, Mister Mobility, has owned a few hundred smartphones and tablets, and counting.