Mysterious 5-inch Sony Phone Gets FCC Approval; Could it be the Xperia XZ2 Compact?

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, Sony had unveiled the Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2. The Japanese tech giant has confirmed that these smartphones will be available for purchase starting from February. Recent rumors have revealed that the company will be announcing the Xperia XZ Pro and Xperia XZ2 flagship smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. However, fresh information suggests that a 5-inch Sony Xperia smartphone may also get unveiled at MWC 2018. It is speculated that this smartphone could be the alleged Xperia XZ2 Compact.

Latest information has revealed that a Sony phone measuring 135 x 65 mm that may include a 5-inch display has been certified by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in the U.S. The FCC ID of the device is PY7-24118Q. It seems to be a different device from mysterious Sony phone that was seen at FCC without a 3.5 mm audio jack.


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The dimensions of the device are similar to an older Sony phone called Xperia UL that was unveiled at MWC 2013. It measures 135 x 71 mm and it houses a 5-inch display. So, the mysterious Sony phone with PY7-24118Q could be a compact full screen design.

It is speculated that it could be the Xperia XZ2 Compact. Rumors have it that it could be featuring an 18:9 aspect ratio supporting display of 5 inches. The Snapdragon 845 chipset may power the phone with 4 GB of RAM. It may include a native storage of 64 GB. The rear side may house a 19-megapixel camera whereas the front may feature an 8-megapixel selfie snapper. It is likely to house a 3,000mAh battery. The handset is rumored to carry a pricing of 4,999 Yuan (~$792).

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