Sony to launch Compact Xperia to challenge iPhone 12 mini

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Samsung had its own Galaxy mini while Sony had its very own Xperia Compact. As per this release, a 2021 version of the Sony Xperia Compact will present a 5.5-inch show, simply 0.1-inches greater than the iPhone 12 Mini.

The rumored new Sony smartphone is a little bit bigger than the iPhone 12 Mini, measuring 140 millimeters tall, 68.9 millimeters wide and 8.9 millimeters thick. The latter's thickness suggests that, unlike previous models, this will be more of a mid-range product than a premium flagship.

We still don't know what will this phone be called, but you can check it out in the gallery below. Until now, it remains to be seen when the trend will start to reverse into that direction and pave a way for the new Xperia Compact's awaited return.

On Android, compact phones can be counted virtually from the fingers of one hand.

As per renders leaked by Voice, Sony Xperia Compact will feature a 5.5-inch flat screen.

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Consider that the Pixel 5, which some see as Google's equivalent to the ‌iPhone 12 mini‌, comes in at a not-insignificant 6-inches (measuring 144.7 x 70.4 x 8mm), while the Galaxy S20 - the smallest in Samsung's latest lineup - is almost an inch larger than Apple's device.

Two cameras are placed on the back of the phone, and they are arranged vertically in a slender pill-shaped module together with the LED flash. The secondary camera deets are unknown right now. We see a tear-drop camera on the front and a double camera setup on the back. This is the same module used by the OnePlus 8 Pro and the OPPO Find X2 Pro. Coming to the ports, there is an audio jack at the top and a USB-C port at the bottom along with a slit for the speaker and a microphone hole. With other specs, again, not much is known.

2021 could be the year of smaller phones. I think there is a lot of pent-up demand for a truly small Android phone.

Sony's Xperia line of smartphones might not be as popular as other brands, but that isn't stopping the Japanese tech giant from going toe to toe with Apple's smallest flagship handset to date, the iPhone 12 Mini. Since then though, we have just seen phone sizes increasing.

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