Sony unveils the Xperia Ace II, a not so compact smartphone
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Sony has released Xperia Ace II in its home market of Japan. Originally believed to be a new compact Xperia smartphone of sorts, the Xperia Ace II is slightly wider than the new Xperia 10 III. The Xperia Ace II measures 140 x 68 x 8.9 mm, making it about 5 mm taller than the XZ2 Compact and much larger than the iPhone 12 mini.
The Xperia Ace II also has a 5.5-inch and 720p display that Sony has covered with Gorilla Glass 6. Additionally, the company has included a 4,500 mAh battery, a MediaTek Helio P35 SoC and 4 GB of RAM. The Xperia Ace II comes with 64 GB of storage too, and a microSD card reader should you wish to add more.
Sony claims that the Xperia Ace II is IP68 certified and has equipped it with three cameras; a 13 MP primary camera, a 2 MP depth sensor and an 8 MP front-facing camera. The polycarbonate back shell does not have a fingerprint scanner built into it though, as is often the case with budget smartphones. Instead, Sony has integrated a fingerprint scanner within the Xperia Ace II's power button.
The 159 g smartphone will be available in Japan from May 28 for JPY 22,000 (~US$202). Sony has not commented on global availability. However, it sold the Xperia Ace in Japan, so it may do so again with the Xperia Ace II.
Sony via GSMArena