Sony’s Xperia Z1 Compact was and still is a great phone. We can call it an exception to the rule, considering Sony made a compact phone with flagship specs, you don’t see stuff like that so often these days in a world (Android world at least) where a phone has to be huge in order to be a flagship device. Sony managed to produce a phone with 4.3″ screen which got Xperia Z1’s specifications (except for the screen size and resolution naturally) and made many people happy by doing so.
Naturally we’d expect a follow up, Xperia Z2 Compact, but we didn’t see it just yet despite the fact Z2 launched a while ago. There’s been some talk that it might launch, but nothing concrete. We did however get alleged images of Xperia Z3 Compact a month ago, which seemed a bit weird considering Z2 Compact didn’t launch yet. This time around we have some leaked Z3 Compact specifications and images to show you. According to a Chinese website Weibo, Xperia Z3 Compact will feature a 4.6″ 1080p screen with extremely thin bezels on the sides. It seems like Sony is finally ready to ditch those thick bezels. The device is said to sport 3GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 801 chip. 20.7MP camera on the back should take care of your photography needs.
I guess Sony can go all the way up to 4.6″ display if they keep the size of the device under control (aka trim the bezels down), which they did it seems. If this rumor is true, this could be a great smartphone. Question remains though, will Sony ditch Z2 Compact altogether and by doing so skip a generation? It seems like it. Thoughts?