Last week, we had given you an exclusive look at the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ4, the successor to the XZ3. The phone will reportedly have a large 6.5-inch QHD+ display with the latest Snapdragon 855 at its heart. We expect Sony to announce the smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2019, held in Barcelona, Spain.
The Japanese manufacturer usually launches a smaller Compact variant alongside the bigger model. And this year is not going to be any different. New renders of the Xperia XZ4 Compact have appeared online, showing a smaller body with a 5-inch display and a single rear camera.
Sony Xperia XZ4 Compact Renders
There aren’t any smartphone makers that still continue to make a compact smartphone that is just as powerful as its larger flagship. Sony is probably the only one that makes a compact smartphone. It skipped a compact variant for the previous XZ3 smartphone, but it looks like we will be getting a new one very soon. The company usually includes most of the flagship features on the compact version. There are plenty of people who want to own a compact smartphone that is just as good as its flagship brother. The Pixel 3 from Google can be considered to be a good compact smartphone, but it is still a large phone.
As per the leaked unofficial renders, the XZ4 Compact will have a 5.0-inch display. The resolution isn’t known, but it should either have an HD or FHD panel. The renders also show that the phone will have a single rear camera. On the other hand, the Xperia XZ4 flagship is said to feature a triple-rear camera setup on the back. This means that the compact variant will not be as good as the bigger version when it comes to photography.
The design of the phone looks similar to the Xperia XZ2 Compact, which was the last compact device from the company. The new phone still has bezels all around and a side mounted fingerprint scanner. It also appears to have front firing dual-speakers and a headphone jack at the top. A single sensor is available on the front for selfies. The Sony Xperia XZ4 Compact, therefore, is going to be a true compact device. Check out the renders below:
We do not really have any details regarding the internals of the phone. In the past, the Compact variants have always had the same hardware as the flagship model. Therefore, the Xperia XZ4 Compact should definitely feature the Snapdragon 855 processor. The battery will be smaller in capacity when compared to the larger XZ4. Apart from that, the internals should be similar.
Are Compact Smartphones Needed?
Compact smartphones are a dying breed. As we mentioned in the beginning, only Sony makes true compact smartphones that are just as powerful as their flagship variants. There are plenty of customers who would want a smaller device. These compact phones can be easily used with a single hand and are more comfortable. You do not have to stretch your fingers to reach the top of the phone or use two hands to type. There are plenty of advantages to having a compact smartphone.
However, in a world where screen sizes are getting bigger and bezels are shrinking, do we really need a compact phone? Most people would prefer a phone with a big screen with thin bezels and a big battery. And that’s how it is going to be.
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