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The Sony Xperia Compact line could be back for good in 2021 with a new 5G Snapdragon chipset

The Compact version of Sony's Xperias may make a comeback. (Source: Sony)
The Compact version of Sony's Xperias may make a comeback. (Source: Sony)
There are now rumors of Sony's resurrecting the Compact versions of the Xperia smartphone series. Such stories have been around before, although this one comes with mention of the Snapdragon 775 SoC, which might grace the premium mid-rangers of 2021. This Compact is also now said to have a display size of just 5.5 inches.

The Xperia 5 II recently launched with a relatively tiny 6.1-inch display. However, the Japanese blog AndroidNext now asserts that Sony is working on a device that will outdo it in these terms. This putative phone does not have one of this OEM's exhaustive number/mark names as of yet, but does have a next-gen chipset linked to it already.

It is the Snapdragon 775, which is touted as the successor to the 765 seen in some 2020 mid-rangers. Therefore, this "new Compact" and the also-rumored Xperia 10 III may not be one and the same, as that phone is thought to launch with the Snapdragon 690 processor.

Therefore, this last possible phone could form the bottom of the Sony mobile tier in the immediate future, with the purported Compact somewhere in the middle and a hypothetical 5 Mark III perhaps hovering above it.

Reports of the Xperia Compact series rising again have circulated before: however, this time, Sony might bank on the success of the iPhone 12 Mini in order to make it a reality this time.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-11-23 (Update: 2020-11-28)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.