It has become a bit of a rule of the industry to release a Mini variant of the flagship device every year which brings the features and hardware of the high end device in a mini form. While most of the devices such as HTC One Mini, Galaxy S4 Mini, LG G2 Mini were terribly stripped forms of their flagships, Sony to their credit got the Xperia Z1 Compact, the mini variant of the Xperia Z1 spot on with exactly the same internals as the larger device while only sacrificing the display size and the 720 P resolution instead of the 1080 P one on the Z1.
Now that Sony has announced their latest flagship, the Sony Xperia Z2 at MWC, a month or so ago, speculations are rife about the Compact version of the Xperia Z2. Although the Xperia Z2 has not hit all the markets including India yet, seeing that the Xperia Z1 Compact has largely been well appreciated especially for its comfortable form factor, it would not be a surprise if Sony decided to bring the Z2 Compact to the market sooner than most of us expected. The first photograph of allegedly the Xperia Z2 Compact has now appeared on Chinese Social Networking site, Weibo. From the image leaked, the device looks very much like the Xperia Z2 and could bring the same 20.7 MP Camera.
However, Sony is expected to go one better on the Z2 Compact as compared to the Z1 Compact by using a 1080 P panel instead of the 720 P display. It is expected that the Xperia Z2 Compact would also be dust and water resistant just like the Z2. Without a doubt Sony would keep the internals of the Z2 Compact same as the Z2 and the only real difference would be perhaps a smaller 4.3/4.5 inch screen instead of the 5.2 inch screen on the Z2.
There is no word on the specs officially or about the date of the launch of the device, but given that the image has now been leaked, surely we are not too far away from hearing something officially about the Xperia Z2 Compact.