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Xperia 5 II touted to be Sony's much-anticipated true compact flagship phone

The Sony Xperia 5 featured a 6.1" display. (Source: Pocket Lint)
The Sony Xperia 5 featured a 6.1" display. (Source: Pocket Lint)
Sony released the Xperia XZ2 Compact back in 2018, and has failed to follow it up with a truly compact flagship phone, much to the chagrin of lovers of smaller-sized premium devices. That could be set to change, however.
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Since the release of the Xperia XZ2 Compact, Sony has failed to launch a small-sized flagship, leaving a sizeable crowd of smartphone enthusiasts a tad frustrated. There finally appears to be light at the end of the tunnel, however.

Going by reports coming out of Sony's home Japan, the company is set to release a new compact device. The phone is said to be a flagship, and is likely to be the successor to last year's Xperia 5. Going by Sony's current naming scheme, that would make the phone the Xperia 5 II.

The Xperia 5 was touted to be a smaller version of the Xperia 1, and while it was indeed smaller than the Xperia 1, its 6.1" display ensured it could hardly be considered a truly compact phone. This upcoming phone, however, is expected to tick that box. The source claims it will be even smaller than the Xperia 5, and will feature a display in the region of 5.6" to 5.8". That, coupled with Sony's favored 21:9 aspect ratio ensures that the phone will have similar dimensions to older compact flagships like the XZ1 Compact and XZ2 Compact.

Of course, it's starting to feel like a rumor of an upcoming Sony compact phone surfaces every couple of months; you'd do well to take this with a pinch of salt. We'll be sure to keep you updated, though.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-04-11 (Update: 2020-04-11)
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