Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact leak shows off curvy new design


Alongside the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium 2 we might soon get a Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, and like those phones it might have a whole new design if a leaked image is anything to go by.

We've heard several times that Sony is changing the design of its handsets, and in the case of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact that could mean a curvy, likely metal back.

You can see it in the image below next to a Sony Xperia Z5 Compact and it's clearly a lot less angular than its predecessor, though may also be slightly chunkier.

Someone going by the username Grisha shared the image with XperiaBlog, revealing that there's a fingerprint scanner on the back, but no 3.5mm headphone jack.

Sony might be ditching its angular designs for the XZ2 Compact. Credit: XperiaBlog/Grisha

Not quite final

Apparently this is a prototype, so may not be totally identical to the retail handset. For one thing, the final version is said to have a slightly smaller bezel above the screen, but this may not be far from the launch version of the Xperia XZ2 Compact, though as always, we'd take it with a pinch of salt.

Given that the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact was only announced in August we might not see the XZ2 Compact in any official capacity for a while.

However, given this image has leaked, the fact that Sony doesn't always wait a year to refresh its phones, and that the standard Xperia XZ2 is rumored to be coming soon, there's a chance we'll also see the new Compact very soon.

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