An upcoming Sony Xperia device just passed through FCC certification. The certified device has a screen size of nearly 5-inch, which is tiny by today’s standards, but more importantly, it merely measures up at 5.31″ by 2.53″ (135mm by 64.33mm), which is an incredibly compact footprint for a 5″ Sony device and is a dead giveaway that Sony could be prepping to minimize those bezels as much as possible and employ a 18:9 display up front.
The newly-discovered and certified Xperia phone, spotted by GizChina. As for the identity of the mystery device, it seems likely that we’re looking at a successor to the XZ1 Compact. That’s a significant reduction in terms of screen-to-body ratio, and you can bet that the change is all thanks to smaller top and bottom bezels.
There’s little else to glean from the FCC listing, but possibly related benchmark tests have suggested the phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset backed by 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, and a 3,000 mAh battery. A 8 MP and 19 MP dual-camera has also been rumored.
Recently, a photo of a device pitched to be an upcoming Xperia Compact made the rounds giving us a possible sneak peek at what Sony’s cooking in secret.