Every so often Sony unveils a new Xperia Ace – a series of small phones exclusive to Japan. The original came in 2019, followed by the Ace II in 2021, now there is a third version incoming – and we get an early peek, thanks to @OnLeaks and Zollege.
The phone has a 5.5” display and measures 139.7 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm. For comparison, an Xperia 10 III (6.0” display, different aspect ratio) measures 154 x 68 x 8.3 mm, while the iPhone 13 mini is 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.7 mm. So, not the smallest phone around, but smaller than most Androids available on the market.
Also, there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack on top. The card slot is on the left and we wouldn’t be surprised if it included a spot for a microSD card – previous Ace models had expandable storage and so do recent Sonys. The fingerprint reader is on the other side.
The remaining specs are less clear. The leak claims a Snapdragon 888, but that would be out of character for the series (the Xperia Ace had a Snapdragon 630, the Ace II a Helio P35). The claimed 4,500 mAh battery capacity (same as on the Xperia 10 III) is possible, but a tight fit. The single camera on the back is said to have a 13 MP sensor.
The Sony Xperia Ace III is expected to launch in June, but Sony hasn’t confirmed anything yet. The previous two Aces launched in partnership with NTT DoCoMo, so keep an eye on the carrier’s site too. Again, these models tend to be exclusive to Japan, so we wouldn’t hold out hope that we’ll see the Ace III on the global market.
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