Sony‘s recent flagship models depict the change in the traditional design style that the Japanese company is well known for. This is in its bid to appeal to more fans and rake in some revenue. Sony had always stuck with a design having wide bezels at the top and bottom edges of the display. While that has started changing, the company surprised us with the release of a compact phone with the good old bezels. The new model dubbed Sony Xperia Ace has been released in Japan exclusively to local telecom carrier Docomo.
Sony never released the much-anticipated Xperia XZ4 Compact but this could be the design we never saw. The new device features a 5-inch LCD screen with FHD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset. The processor is backed by 4GB of RAM while there is 64GB of storage which can be expanded using a microSD card.
On the camera department, the Xperia Ace features an 8MP selfie shooter while at the back, there is a single 12MP shooter as well as an LED flash. The Ace packs a side fingerprint design with the button doubling as the power button. The right-hand side also has the volume rockers. For battery, the device packs a disappointing 2700mAh battery that can be charged by USB-C. The phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie with a custom overlay. Another interesting thing, the Xperia Ace is water and dust proof. There is also NFC and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
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The device comes in Black, White and Purple colors and is priced at JPY 48,600 ($444). The official sale is expected to begin on June but the device is already up for reservation.