Xperia A2 pictures leak; looks like a Z1 Compact in new colours

by XB on 28th April 2014

in Rumours, Xperia - Japan Models

ThumbJapan’s refresh of the Xperia Z1 Compact will be called the Xperia A2 (SO-04F “Altair”) judging by these leaked pictures, presumably from a NTT DoCoMo brochure. On the face of it we can see very few design changes, apart from new colours (Gray Black, White, Lavender and Orange). The latter should appease Xperia SX fans.

All we can tell from the leaked document is that it also runs a 4.3-inch display. If there are any Japanese readers who would like to reveal any other interesting information, please let us know in the comments below. The other leak was that of the Xperia Z2 (SO-03F), which is due to land on DoCoMo during the Summer. Interestingly, this model does not include an IR blaster, which is normally the staple for most Japanese Xperia phones.

Xperia A2 leaked brochure pictures

Xperia A2_1

Xperia A2_2

Xperia Z2 coming to Japan soon

Xperia Z2 SO-04F


  • A, C, E, J, L, M, P, S, T, U, V, Z

  • cs098

    z2 compact?

  • Alfino Setya

    Xperia A2 for Japan market and will it be Z2 Compact for worldwide market?

  • 100procentpartycrewswedenxoxo

    nice :)

  • Anukul

    better stick to the name z2 compact

  • Lunkz

    Maybe a plastic version for Nippon? Nah just kidding, they don’t buy crap like us…

  • b

    The frame and the back material look different. The frame is more round and looks like it’s one color, the back panel looks matte.

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  • Legolas

    in the first pic the speaker grill looks similar to Z1

  • Legolas

    And 4.3 Inch is just not so great now..atleast 4.7inch with 1080p or 720p will be great…

  • hocestquisumus

    I’m wondering if there is one guy within Sony who does nothing but answer internal quaetions about which letter is what model. If there was any logic behind it… but no…

  • Tom

    In the first pic, it is mentioned that the rear is matt. so… we dont need to consider anymore whether it is made of glass or plastic lol

  • Battal Aljadei

    strange specs ! or google translation’s wrong !

  • Mokhtar Mouhib

    i’am a big fan of sony ..ion , z , and now z1 .., i like this phones so much , but i have to say something .. Sony you have to change philosophy .. the iphone 6 and lg g3 is coming now .. and i can tell you that they will have an incredible camera , i have just bought alumia 1020 .. and it’s just faar of any phone in term of camera , even speakers is more louder than my z1 , plz just focus in camera , z2 camera it’s not that woow , Come on sony plz

  • shanefalco

    z1 compact for japan market with new colors and tv decoder.

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  • Tom

    It actually says “matte” in the first pic

  • mountain

    It seems that it is a cheaper version of z1 compact. The back cover shows it has a 8mpx camera.

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  • momi

    I’ll look for this first, then I’ll consider on buying xperia z1 Compact

  • jd

    The whole point is keep it small… isn’t it?

  • HardyHarHar

    It’s compact though… 4.7 inch isn’t compact anymore. Compact means occupying a small volume by reason of efficient use of space. Now unless the internals increase in size then perhaps 4.7 is considerable.

  • m sacha

    i think sony need a new design

  • Colour Options

    A much needed new range of colour variation is needed. Been wanting to get a phone that isn’t Black or White. I’d get purple but it really isn’t my colour. Would be nice to see Teal/Pacific Blue variations.

  • wim den boer

    Wasn’t the A similar to the zr

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  • Reza

    The back looks a lot like the rumored aluminium back

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  • Jumbo

    Don’t compare Sony’s phones with shit like iphone and LG or even Samsung. They’re incomparable.

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  • phillip

    i agree, but i wonder if there is any concern of having a cutting edge camera phone would destroy their very own entry level cybershots

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  • Clamser

    Personally I think that Sony should offer a Z2 Compact for fans of want a Flagship in
    model reduces with big brother specifications, and a Z2 Mini as does Samsung, LG and
    HTC for fans need Flagship in model reduces with low-cost. This way everyone will have for his tastes.

    “Z2 Compact and Z2 Mini”

  • Mohammed Khired

    really? you think the Z series can capture better photos than iphone ? or even lg ?

    or do you acting like the ” Spanish Inquisition” ?

    except that sony is divine , or die….what a stupid bigoted you are…

  • Damon Adrian

    it needs 3gb ram for that

  • Mokhtar Mouhib

    read firstly than bla bla bla , i said in term OF CAMERA .. the 8 mp camera of i5s is so close to z1 , how does a 20MP camera like a 8mp , ? for marketing ? and i can tell u that g3 will smoke z2 camera by far , and also i6 and remember my words ;) ( from a sony fan )

  • Silli Mitrah

    Why are they making another z1 compact clone just with an updated design?

  • Silli Mitrah

    Sir, u are a moron.

  • Legolas

    better watch your mouth…fool its in your name itself

  • Somebody

    what are you doing Sony?

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  • ???

    Xperia A = Xperia ZR

    Xperia A2 = Xperia ZR2 ? or Xperia Z2R ?

  • au

    Not really interesting, since it’s basically an updated version of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. I prefer the new line-up from Sharp Aquos series (

  • Battal Aljadei

    Because Sony marketing department’s in love with stupidity .

  • Melfes Wired

    that’s the camera of SO-05F aka. Xperia Tablet Z2

  • Melfes Wired

    well, the real phone just looks awful…

  • Melfes Wired

    Z2 is the end of Omnibalance

  • Melfes Wired

    it seems the back-panel is metal…

  • Rohit

    I hope they make Z2 Compact with 4.5in 720p screen and 2500mAh battery. If this is Z2 Compact then I am not at all impressed.

  • Option58-hhfdhdfjsjjf

    And stereo speakers and noise cancellation and double tap to wake and Snapdragon 801…

  • Option58-hhfdhdfjsjjf

    Why not buy big Z2 if you want a big screen? They should keep it 4.3 just…maybe 4.5 will be better for me. And great IPS screen is a must.

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  • Dave*

    As others say, it needs to stay relatively ‘compact’. However, one would hope Sony manage to squeeze in a 4.5-inch screen into the same size chassis in the next model.

  • Dave*

    No need for that sort of nonsense. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. There is no right or wrong, just individual points of view.

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