Would you buy this compact handset?
Sony unveiled three members of its Xperia Z5 lineup last week during IFA, but there’s rumors that there’s a fourth member that’ll be offered exclusively to NTT DoCoMo subscribers in the company’s home country of Japan. The Xperia Z5 Compact Premium is rumored to arrive in Japan according to Chinese site CnBeta, carrying better specs than the similar sized Xperia Z5 Compact.
The Z5 Compact Premium is purported to carry 4GB RAM and a full HD, 4.6-inch display, along with an upgraded battery capacity of 2900mAh. That RAM upgrade means that this alleged phone will have more RAM than Sony’s current top of the line model, the Z5 Premium.
While the report is still unconfirmed as of yet, it’s not surprising that Sony would push a more powerful, compact handset in their home turf. After all, Sony’s previous Z3 Compact was Japan’s best-selling smartphone, beating out quite larger competitors offered domestically. There’s still a big demand for powerful, compact phones – a niche that’s sadly being ignored by the likes of Samsung, LG and other manufacturers.