Earlier this year, Sony Mobile followed up their Xperia Z1 handset with the Z1 compact. This device was all about taking the best of its baby brother and cramming them into a smaller form factor.
And it worked a treat - the Z1 compact is one of the best phones of the year, particularly its water proofing and top quality camera. So its no surprise that Sony would want to go down this route again.
A leaked document shows imagery for the Xperia A2. This refers to the Altair code the handset used during development but otherwise its very similar to the Z1 Compact. It has a 4.3 inch screen and gets the same camera specs as the larger Z2.
Other specs include a 2.2GHz quad core chip and 2 gigs of RAM as well as 16 gigs of internal storage and a 2300 mAh battery. That's all the same as the previous Z1 Compact. One definite change is the colour availability, now including Gray Black, White, Lavender and a very striking Orange that almost no one will buy.
On first blush, these specs don't really seem worthy of an entirely new handset brand so there's a chance they aren't completely final. The release seems to be set for summer time in Japan, we'll have more news then.
The Sony Xperia Z2 is available now.