Sony Xperia Compact might not be real Sony Xperia 5

One of the most anticipated phones of 2021 is the Sony Xperia Compact, a rumored small-form sibling to the upcoming Sony Xperia 1 III that’d scratch the itch of many mini-phone fans. We might, however, be in for some disappointment on that front.

As reported by AndroidNext, a leaker on Chinese media site Weibo has stated that Sony’s upcoming 5.5-inch phone (the Xperia Compact) won’t get a global launch. In fact, this leaker thinks the phone is actually a follow-up to 2019’s Sony Xperia Ace, and will probably only be on sale in Japan.