Sony Xperia Z2 Compact release date, price and specs

Sony impressed us with the Xperia Z1 Compact, a mini version of a flagship smartphone without the big downgrades which normally happen. So will Sony launch a compact version of the current Xperia Z2? Find out everything there is to know about the Sony Xperia Z2 Compact release date, price and specs here. See also: 33 best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2014.

Sony has announced the Xperia A2 on its Japanese website which is being tipped as the Z2 Compact for other markets. Whether or not it launches as the Xperia A2 or the Xperia Z2 Compact is unclear. It could even be completely different to the A2 but that's the information which is available now and we'll update this article should anything else come to light.

Read our Sony Xperia Z2 review.

Sony Xperia Z2 Compact: Release date

There were a few months between Sony launching the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact. The firm recently released the Xperia Z2 in April so if the trend is similar we could see an Xperia Z2 Compact in the next month or so.

Sony Xperia Z2 Compact: Price

As usual we're speculating on price so that you have an idea of how much the Xperia Z2 Compact will cost if and when it turns up. The Xperia Z1 Compact launched at £400 (a little more on Sony's official store) and we would expect the Xperia Z2 Compact to fetch a similar price if the below specs are correct.

Sony Xperia Z2 Compact specs

Sony Xperia Z2 Compact: Specs

If the Xperia Z2 Compact does turn out to be the Xperia A2 then it will have a similar look and feel including dust and waterproof credentials, although there will be colours in form of orange and lavender. It will also have a similar hardware line-up.

The Xperia A2 runs on Android 4.4 KiKat, and features a 4.3-inch Triluminos display with an HD resolution (720x1280). It is powered by an unspecified 2.2GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

The rear camera remains at 20.7Mp with the same Exmor RS sensor and G Lens which we've seen before.  The front camera is rated slightly higher at 2.2Mp. Each can record video at up to 1080p Full HD.

Support for 4G is on-board as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS but there's no mention of NFC or a microSD card slot.

Whether or not the Xperia A2 arrives here under the guise of the Xperia Z2 Compact is anyone's guess. If it does, current Xperia Z1 Compact owners wouldn't have much reason to upgrade considering the similar specs. For now, check out Sony's video for the Xperia A2.