Sony Mobile and NTT docomo have announced the Xperia Ace (SO-03L) a brand new smaller form-factor smartphone for the Xperia range. It will be a Japan exclusive for now, and launches on the docomo network, alongside the Xperia 1 (SO-03L).
It arrives with a 5-inch 18:9 HD+ display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset with 64GB internal storage and 4GB RAM. It also is IP65/8 dust and water resistant, and comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
It’s clear that Sony is aiming the handset at the midrange, for those who perhaps aren’t looking to move over to the tall Xperia 10 models, and for those happy with the traditional Compact range of devices. It will be a shame if we don’t get a proper Compact Xperia flagship, as in previous years, and today’s move might be more evidence that one won’t return any time soon.
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Via Sony Mobile Japan.
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