Apr 03 AT 2:56 PM Dima Aryeh 8 Comments

Sony Xperia Z2 Compact heads through FCC, successor already?


For many of us, the idea of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact was simply brilliant. Sony took the full size Xperia Z1, shrunk it down, and created the Z1 Compact. All of the high-end specs were retained in a small body with a 4.3-inch display. Truly good small devices are hard to come by these days, and it was awesome that Sony started making one.

However, with the Xperia Z2 already announced, the Xperia Z1 Compact is about to get a little overshadowed. Luckily, according to some new info, we may be seeing the Z2 Compact sometime soon! A device with the model number SO-04F has passed through the FCC with fairly small dimensions. Since the Z1 was the SO-01F and the Z1 Compact was the SO-02F, the Z2 and Z2 Compact may very well be the SO-03F and SO-04F.

There have also been photos of a backplate from the SO-04F, which has the same flash positioning as the previous Z1 Compact.

Sony Xperia Z2 Compact back plate

Unfortunately, the Z1 Compact launched a mere 3 months ago in its first market, and is still launching in some markets. Releasing a sequel within a few months would end the life of the previous device very fast, though Sony is known for doing this. Even so, it would be unfortunate. However, we may not see the Z2 compact for a few more months at least.

I’m excited to see what Sony does with the Xperia Z2 Compact. Though Sony devices in general aren’t incredibly tempting to me, the size of the Compact devices is amazing and I hope Sony can do something special with the next model. What are your thoughts on the high-end compact device? Do you wish more manufacturers would do this instead of their lower end “mini” flagships? Leave a comment!

Via: Pocket Now
Source: Moumantai.biz, FCC

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Jeff Martinez

    Yea…sooo I just bought the Z1 Compact over a month ago. And already there’s a Z2??? Depending on the improvements. Yeah I’ll be selling my current one and buying the new one.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      It may not be out till the summer or even later, it’s just surprising we’re getting a leak so soon.

  • Rich MacAdams

    I’m very interested in a high-end compact Android phone. Yes, I wish more manufacturers would take their mini phones seriously. I own an HTC One and I like it. I would want to own the mini version of it even more if the specs were up to the same standard. Now the new HTC One (M8) has come out and it’s even bigger than last year’s phone. I think it should be a goal of phone manufacturers to get the best specs into smaller phones, instead of just making phones bigger every year. I’m not suggesting they stop making large phones and phablets, but I don’t know why Sony is the only brand making both large and small high-end phones. If Sony would release the Z1 Compact in the US, I’d buy it to support the concept of a flagship Android phone in a small form factor.

  • Gary W

    I run a Moto Droid Mini here in UK and I was quite excited by the Z1 as a competitor to it, went and seen it for real last week. Stunned by this leak, the Z1 is a great device – Sony skin of Android aside. Wonder what the specs will be??.

  • donger

    Go Sony.

  • Mohit

    No need of z2!!! I want z2 compact!!! please release it soo I am waiting for that one still waiting!!!

  • Mohit

    No need of z2!!! I want z2 compact!!! please release it soo I am waiting for that one still waiting!!! release it as soon as possible!!!

  • Tom Paige

    I hope SONY releases the Z2 Compact in the US. It is foolish and hard-headed for SONY to ignore the US market. What the hell are they thinking? Is their CEO brain-dead? If SONY wants to sell lots of these phones they need the US market. Too bad….they just don’t understand the importance of the US market. I wanted the Z1 Compact, but it is not available here. Now, here comes the Z2 Compact…..please, SONY, release it in the US. I will buy one immediately! Don’t be stupid twice, please! Give us this phone!