Remember when Sony came out with some amazing devices. Even before the time of the smartphone lineup, we saw some amazing Sony Ericsson devices. These were then infused with the Walkman branding and it just boosted all sales. Then came the world of the smartphones and we saw sony pushing the limits once again. They came out with excellent camera sensors and displays. In fact, the first proper 4K display on a phone was on an Xperia device. Then, we even saw compact phones and this started a whole new trend. Since then though, we have just seen phone sizes increasing. Now, from a recent article posted on Voice, we see that Sony is deciding to bring back the compact Xperia.
According to the latest article from the website, we take an in-depth look at the device and what it may look like. right off the bat, it is supposed to support a screen size of about 5.5-inches. This is a flat display and is going to have large bezels. There is a huge chin at the bottom as well. We see a tear-drop camera on the front and a double camera setup on the back. Meanwhile, the phone features a power button with an integrated fingerprint mechanism. There is also a USB-C port and a 3.5mm jack.
Now, from the features specs, we know that it is not going to be at a flagship level. It is going to be a low to medium tier device. The article reiterates how it may be targeting the same audience as the iPhone 12 Mini but that cannot be the case. Firstly, the iPhone 12 Mini, although small in size, features flagship specs from the regular iPhone 12. Secondly, even Apple has claimed that the iPhone 12 Mini isn’t selling much and this shows how the market is shaping. The Xperia compact phone may be a nostalgic addition to their lineup but as the market stands, it may struggle to find its place.