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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 - Senior Tech Writer - 1974 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I like tech, simple as. Half the time, you can catch me writing snarky sales copy. The rest of the time, I'm either keeping readers abreast with the latest happenings in the mobile tech world or watching football. I worked as both a journo and freelance content writer for a couple of years before joining the Notebookcheck team in 2017. Feel free to shoot me some questions on Twitter or Reddit if it so tickles thine fancy.
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Ricci Rox, 2020-04-11 (Update: 2020-04-11)