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A successor to the Xperia Z1 Compact appears to have surfaced online, as Sony once again shrinks its standard-bearer smartphone for the increasingly small constituency of folk who prefer smaller handsets.

Imaginatively dubbed the Xperia Z2 Compact, the smartie, which looks to come in a suite of colours, was pictured in a catalogue sourced by Japanese blog ATRPG.

sony xperia 2 compact

And though it’s hard to tell much about it from the images except that the black plate looks to be plastic, the site claims that the handset will be smaller than the flagship Z2 and measures 128 x 65 x 9.6mm.

It will, it seems, also swap that phone’s roomy 5.2-inch display for a more bijou 4.3-inch screen with 720 x 1280 resolution and will pack 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 16GB of on board storage.

News of Sony’s plans comes as the Xperia Z2 is finally set to hit UK shop shelves this week – months and months after it debuted at Mobile World Congress in February.

The phone’s launch has been delayed by unspecified manufacturing problems that have caused severe supply shortages of a handset that was, by some distance, the best reviewed Sony effort for ages.



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