Many of Sony’s “strategic” moves regarding new product releases and old device retirements lately have made little to no sense, but in the eyes of easily pocketable flagship fans, the Japanese OEM should redeem itself soon enough with a remarkable Xperia Z4 Compact.
Following in the footsteps of the hastily discontinued 720p Z3 Compact, this upcoming 4.6 incher will raise the screen resolution bar to 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, aka Full HD, according to a fresh GFX Bench database entry.
This, of course, doesn’t mention the Z4 Compact by name, but the E5663 model number was previously associated with Z4’s unannounced little brother. Besides, we don’t see what else Sony might be prepping in the high-end market segment while keeping display diagonal so low.
Mind you, if we’re indeed looking at Z3+’s diminutive variant, and Z3 Compact’s successor, there’s more than an iterative upgrade on the horizon. Aside from the res jump, you should also gear up for a RAM boost to 3 gigs, processor switch from Snapdragon 801 to MediaTek MT6795 and, get this, front-facing cam upsurge to 12 megapixels.
My oh my, that sounds alluring for selfie addicts, as well as power users in general who like to comfortably transport their “handhelds”. Wrapping up the impressive spec sheet, you have (fairly) up-to-date Android 5.0 Lollipop software, 16 GB internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and a familiar 20.7 MP rear shooter.