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Sony may revive Xperia Compact this year


Sony is reportedly resuscitating the Xperia Compact for fans of small phones, according to celebrity leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer.

Small phones are likely to re-emerge thanks to Apple's iPhone 12 Mini and, as it turns out, one of the most popular phones is also being revived, as Sony revives the Xperia Compact for 2021.

According to the leaks, the Xperia Compact 2021, which Sony has not yet revealed, is design-matched with sony's latest smartphone collection, but with some minor modifications.

Compared to the Xperia 5, for example, the yet-to-be-advertised device has thinner rims and uses a drop-of-water protrusion for the 8MP front camera.

The design is very simple and focuses on small size and, according to the information, the Xperia Compact 2021 version comes with a 5.5-inch screen, just 0.1 inches larger than the iPhone 12 Mini.

The total dimensions of the phone are 140×68.9×8.9 mm, making it slightly larger than the iPhone in all dimensions, but only a few millimeters in each dimension.

The phone provides access to the 3.5mm headset, as well as the fingerprint capacitive sensor included in the power button on the side, sony's normal camera button, and the dual-camera at the back with a basic 13MP sensor.

Sony's latest Xperia Compact was the Xperia XZ2 Compact released in 2018, which was about the same size.

It is not clear at this time what specifications the revival of this line in 2021 or prices holds.

It's also not certain when Sony will release this easy-to-carry phone, although the date may indicate that it could be announced in February and its arrival in the spring.

In addition to rumors of declining production, a recent report by market research firm CIRP claimed that iPhone 12 mini sales accounted for only 6 percent of iPhone 12 sales between October and November.

This may have changed since then, but Sony is likely to turn to a dedicated audience, people who yearn for a small phone but with full features, and refuse to buy an iPhone.