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