Sony has officially announced the Xperia Ace 2 (Xperia Ace II) in Japan as the company’s tiniest smartphone in recent memory. The phone features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD with HD+ resolution and Gorilla Glass 6 protection upfront. The exact dimensions come in at 140 x 69 x 8.9mm while weight is set at 159 grams.
The Xperia Ace 2 is a 4G LTE device powered by the well-known Helio P35 chipset. You get 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which is expandable via microSD. True to Sony traditions, the Ace 2 packs IP68 water and dust proofing and a headphones jack.
The back sports a 13MP primary camera which is joined by a 2MP depth sensor. The front-facing selfie shooter comes in at 8MP. You also get a fingerprint sensor on the side which also doubles as the power button.
The Xperia Ace 2 packs a 4,500 mAh battery which combined with the power-efficient chipset and small screen should result in ample battery life.
Sony Xperia Ace 2 Specifications
CPU: MediaTek Helio P35 MT6765 2.3GHz Octacore
GPU: PowerVR GE8320
Display: 5.5 inch HD + 1496 × 720, 18.7: 9, TFT
Storage: 64GB (microSD compatible up to 1TB)
Main camera: Dual
- 13 MP, main, f/2.0
- 2MP, Depth, f/2.4
Front Camera: Single – 8MP, f/2.0
Operating System: Android 11
Dimension: 140.0 x 69.0 x 8.9mm
Colors: Black, White, Blue
WLAN: Wi-Fi IEEE802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
Waterproof: IPX5 / IPX8
USB: USB Type-C
Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
Fingerprint sensor: Yes (side)
Others: VoLTE (HD +), nanoSIM, Osaifu Keitai (FeliCa / NFC)
Network: Supports 4G LTE, Maximum downlink 262.5Mbps
Sony Xperia Ace 2 Price and Availability
Retail in Japan is set at JPY 22,000 ($202) with first sales there scheduled for May 28. Color options include black, white and blue.