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Sony Xperia Z2 Compact potentially revealed as Xperia A2

Sony looks set to launch a smaller version of its flagship Z2 smartphone as the Xperia A2, following a leaked brochure image being posted online

Sony appears to be preparing a miniature variant of its flagship Xperia Z2 smartphone, which could potentially arrive as the Xperia A2 – a change in the company’s naming convention from last year’s handset range.

An image from an unreleased brochure, pictured by Japanese site ATRPG, appears to show the Xperia A2 in a range of colours including black, white, lavender and orange. It looks set to be a smaller version of the Xperia Z2, and as such will have similar high-end specifications.

Sony Xperia A2 leak

Current rumours suggest it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or 801 processor, have at least 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, but exchange the 5.2in Full HD screen from the Xperia Z2 for a 4.3in, 720p display. These specifications would still put it above and beyond the current crop of Mini smartphones from the likes of Samsung, HTC and LG, which all use significantly reduced hardware in order to keep prices low.

Confusingly, the naming conventions appear to have changed from this time last year, when Sony introduced the Xperia Z1 then followed it up with the Xperia Z1 Compact. However, we expect the name to change between the Japanese release and the handset appearing the UK.

Sony has yet to reveal an official price or release date for the handset, or even comment on the latest rumour, but with the brochure seemingly already printed, we may not have long to wait to get an official announcement.

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