The Sony Xperia Z2 Compact may have just passed through the FCC with the model number SO-04F.
Although this model is supposedly for the Japanese NTT DoCoMo version of the Sony Xperia Z2 Compact, it could indicate Sony is preparing to launch the device in the coming months.
Sony has already launched the Sony Xperia Z2 this year, so it wouldn’t be out of the question for a Z2 Compact to arrive shortly behind it.
Adding fuel to the Sony Xperia Z2 Compact rumours is that model number. The Xperia Z1 was the SO-01F, Z1 Compact SO-02F, so it would be logical to assume the Z2 and Z2 Compact take the SO-03F and SO-04F model numbers respectively.
According to the FCC listing, the Z2 Compact measures up a 127.6 x 65.5mm, making it just a touch larger in both directions than the Z1 Compact.
Leaked photographs of the Z2 Compact’s rear panel match the diagrams provided by the FCC, and feature the same component positioning as the Z1 Compact.
We expect the Z2 Compact to follow in the footsteps of the Z1 Compact and feature near identical specs to the Z2 flagship.
If the dimensions are to be believed, there should be a 0.2-inch screen bump, making the Z2 Compact pack a 4.5-inch screen compared to the 4.3-inch Z1 Compact.
There’s no information as to when the Z2 Compact will officially launch, but we’ll keep you posted.
The Xperia Z2 release date has been set for April 10, but it looks like you might not be able to get one on that day due to stock issues.
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