While the whole world was busy awaiting the new iPhone and Galaxy smartphones, Sony has been secretly working on three new Xperia phones and plans to unveil them at the IFA 2017 in Berlin. However, there have been speculations that the Xperia XZ1 Compact is slated for a much later launch – sometime in early September.
Also, the fact that Sony has been recently giving discounts on the XZ Premium as well as the Xperia XZs only indicates that new models from the company will be arriving soon.
As the name suggests, the Xperia XZ1 Compact is expected to be the smallest of all three devices and was earlier spotted on the GeekBench listing. Although the listing gave away a few key specs, today, a new 360-video surfaced online revealing the design and details of the phone from every possible angle ahead of the official launch.
At a glance, the device shows an uncanny resemblance to the Xperia XZ1 except that it looks boxy and quite thick, just like the typical Sony compact phones. Appearing flat from both front and the back, the Xperia XZ1 Compact is rumoured to have the dimensions of 129.5 x 64.5 x 9.4 mm and expected to be 7.4mm in thickness.
The video also shows a SIM slot to the left of the device and a front camera that sits on the upper left corner alongside the flash and audio grills. The volume rocker, power button, and the camera shutter button are situated to the right of the device while the rear panel houses a camera module alongside a LED flash.
According to the GeekBench listing, the XZ1 Compact would run on the upcoming Android 8.0 (Android O) and will most likely wrap in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM, under the hood. The past leak hints that the phone might feature a tiny 4.6-inch display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution and packs 32GB of internal storage reports 91mobiles.
Currently, there is no word on the camera sensors and if it will be launched in the Indian markets. As far as the pricing is concerned, rumours suggest that the Xperia XZ1 Compact could be priced around USD 737 (approximately Rs. 48,000).