Seeing as most manufacturers had dropped small screen phones in favor of larger ones with tall aspect ratios, Sony too had followed suit.
Remember when Sony came out with some wonderful devices.
Serial leakster onleaks had recently shared a couple of renders of what appears to be a new Xperia compact. "The last Compact-branded phone we got to see from Sony was about three years ago, and its more recent smallish flagship has a 6.1" screen - thus can't really be labeled "compact".
It's not exactly a secret that Sony's Xperia Compact series had its following.
And it is that phones between five or six inches are back to the load, presuming to be the ones that occupy the least in your pocket or that fit in one hand.
The upcoming phone is said to have a 5.5-inch screen and the images show that there is a waterdrop notch for the front-facing camera and a significantly thick bezel at the bottom.
The renders also show a dual rear camera for the phone, with the report claiming that the primary camera will be 13MP. Thankfully, Sony is reportedly working on bringing back its "Compact" lineup, which will likely offer Android users a better alternative to the iPhone 12 mini.
The fingerprint recognition module of the Xperia Compact in 2021 is not placed under the display, but on the side, integrated into the power button. We guess that this is either a dedicated Google Assistant button or a similar shutter button on the Xperia 5 II.
The SIM tray can be seen on the left-hand side of the device. There will also be a 3.5mm headphone jack on top. There is a USB-C port at the bottom that is flanked by a slit for the speaker on one side and the microphone hole on the other. The smartphone measures in at only 140 x 68.9 x 8.9mm, making it much smaller than most modern flagships but a little bigger than the older Xperia XZ2 Compact (135 x 65 x 12.1 mm) and the aforementioned iPhone 12 mini (131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm).
I know I'd like the option of running a truly compact Android phone. The other sensor's specs are unknown at the moment. In addition, there is no information about prices and launch dates.