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New Sony compact phone in the pipes - Xperia 4, Snapdragon 710, 21:9 display, 2800 mAh, no jack

The Sony Xperia 1. (Source: Express.co.uk)
The Sony Xperia 1. (Source: Express.co.uk)
Following the launch of the Xperia 1, Xperia 10, and Xperia 10 Plus a few weeks ago, Japanese OEM Sony is set to unveil yet another device. The device, said to be the Xperia 4, will be a compact sub-premium phone featuring a Snapdragon 710, dual rear cameras, and Sony's new 21:9 display.
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Sony released a bunch of new devices last month at MWC. The company rebranded its Xperia XZ flagship and XA mid-range lines into the Xperia 1 and Xperia 10 phones respectively. Apparently, the company doesn’t plan on stopping there, as a new report claims a sub-premium Sony phone is also in the works.

The device will apparently be the Xperia 4. Going by the new naming scheme, that puts it somewhere between the Xperia 1 and Xperia 10, and we expect it to be positioned similarly to Samsung’s Galaxy A series, or Huawei’s Nova line. 

The Xperia 4 is expected to feature a 5.7-inch FHD+ 21:9 display. It’s unknown if it’ll be an LCD or AMOLED panel. Under the hood will be a Snapdragon 710, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage. A dual camera setup and a 2800 mAh battery complete the known specifications sheet.

A 2800 mAh battery is something of a disappointment in that segment since companies like Huawei, Xiaomi, and Samsung are all putting big batteries in their sub-premium phones. Sony has never been one to follow trends, though, and the company’s battery optimization is, perhaps, class-leading. 

Another negative is the absence of a headphone jack. Companies have generally excused that overture by claiming they need the space for a bigger battery, but this phone is said to have a puny 2800 mAh unit, so we’re not sure what Sony’s excuse is this time around. 

The device is expected to be released sometime in the summer, perhaps at IFA.

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Ricci Rox, 2019-03-13 (Update: 2019-03-13)