Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) has followed up on his recent CAD leak of what will likely be the Xperia 10 III (Mark 3), with renders of a new device. Steve categorises this device as a new Xperia Compact model, however this model will not be a flagship device according to our sources. This new device is likely to be a smaller successor to the Xperia L4 from last year, or similar model targeted to the budget range.
This would tie in with the fact that this has a waterdrop notch and dual rear camera setup – last year’s Xperia L4 also had a notch and a triple rear camera. The Xperia L4 was the first and only Xperia phone so far to sport a notch. This new device leaked has dimensions of 140 x 68.9 x 8.9 mm, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a fingerprint sensor embedded with the power button and dedicated camera button. Steve says that the primary rear camera is a 12MP shooter, with a 8MP front-facing selfie camera.
It’s nice Sony is making a smaller device, but for Xperia Compact fans everywhere this is unlikely to be the saviour you are waiting for. We’ll bring you more details once the phone is announced.