Most phone manufacturers bring out various models of the same phone, sometimes reducing the size, sometimes changing the spec too. Majority of the time when the size of the handset is reduced ready for a “mini” version, the spec also becomes “mini” and it loses the features that made it a flagship.
Sony does things a little differently. When they downsize, the specification stays near enough the same keeping the spec that makes it worth having. Take the Xperia Z1 Compact for example; it’s a mini version of the flagship Xperia Z1 but spec-wise, it’s definitely no down-size. So what about the newly released Xperia Z2?
Well, it has been said that the recently announced Xperia A2 will be the Z2 Compact but for other markets. Whether it will keeps its A2 name or change it to the Z2 Compact isn’t yet confirmed. If previous “Compact” releases are anything to go by then we should find out pretty soon as they’re only usually a few months apart between releases.
Spec-wise the Xperia A2/Z2 Compact runs Android 4.4 KiKat, and features a 4.3-inch Triluminos display with an HD resolution (720×1280). It also runs a 2.2GHz quad-core processor and has 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage but doesn’t mention a Micro SD slot. It does however have 4G support and the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
The camera is staying at a respectable 20.7 MP with the sensor and lens, while the front camera is adjusted slightly at 2.2MP; giving both the capability or recording Full HD videos.
It will also have the new sought after feature of being dust and waterproof. It too comes in a range of colours like the Z1 Compact did, but will be in orange and lavender variants instead.
Price-wise it is all speculation at the moment as nothing is official. The Z2 Compact is predicted to retail around a similar price to that of its cousin, the Z1 Compact, at around £400.
Source: PC Advisor