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Sony’s rumored successor to the Xperia Ace 2 has been leaked in full. The upcoming Xperia Ace 3 will presumably have dimensions that are almost the same as the iPhone SE 2022. It will also have a boxy design like Apple’s recently unveiled compact phone.

Sony may go after Apple, but not in the flagship phone segment dominated by Samsung and mainly Chinese brands. The Japanese tech giant is reportedly working on another compact device called the Xperia Ace 3 to challenge the new iPhone SE 2022.

The phone is similar in design to Apple’s iPhone SE lineup, with its boxy appearance. This is according to renders shared by the well-known leaked @OnLeaks on Twitter.

And here comes your very first look at the Japanese #iPhoneSE3 competitor, the #Sony #XperiaACE3! (360° video + beautiful 5K views + display size + rear camera specs + dimensions) On behalf of @Zollege_Ed -> https://t.co/4fxLvpZZ9r pic.twitter.com/wZ76g9rT7tMarch 10, 2022

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The successor to last year’s Xperia Ace 2 will reportedly have a 5.5-inch flat screen like its predecessor, though the resolution is unknown. It’s an indication that compact Android phones can still have a niche at a time when most other smartphone brands are producing large screens.

Apple is of course an exception, as the company releases small handsets every year in the form of its iPhone SE range.

The latest in that range is the iPhone SE 2022, which comes with 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm. According to Zollege, the dimensions of the Xperia Ace 3 are close to that of 139.7 x 68.6 x 9.1 mm.

The renders also reveal a teardrop notch for the selfie camera, while a thick bezel sits at the bottom. The phone is expected to drop the 2MP depth sensor from its predecessor in favor of a single 13MP rear camera.

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Sony Xperia Ace 3 front and back panel in blue

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Sony Xperia Ace 3 back render

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Sony Xperia Ace 3 top edge

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Sony Xperia Ace 3 right side with the power button

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Sony Xperia Ace 3 bottom edge

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Sony Xperia Ace 3 left side

Sony Xperia Ace 3 left side (Image credit: @OnLeaks / Zollege)

Zollege also claims that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s 5nm-based Snapdragon 888 5G chipset. If true, it marks a major upgrade over the Xperia Ace 2, which includes MediaTek’s 12nm-based Helio P35 processor.

It may also include a 4,500mAh battery, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

That said, the Xperia Ace 2, Sony’s smallest phone to date, was released exclusively in Japan. So don’t hold your breath for the worldwide launch of its successor, assuming it makes its debut this year.

Sony could launch the device as early as June at a starting price of 24,999 (about $325) with 5G support. It will also reportedly have 128 GB or 256 GB of internal storage with 6 GB of RAM.

Otherwise, you may want to consider some of the best small phones available worldwide if a compact handset is your thing.

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