Sony Japan has formally unveiled the Xperia Ace II (SO-41B) which will be released through carrier NTT docomo on 28 May 2021. Sony fans have longed for a new product in its Compact line-up, however this is a more budget-oriented device and will be a Japan exclusive, much like its predecessor.
The Xperia Ace 2 has a 5.5-inch HD+ (720 x 1496) 18:9 display and is powered by a Helio P35 chipset with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and microSD memory card support. Yes, the phone has a teardrop notch, but it doesn’t seem too intrusive. This is a 4G only phone and should have great battery life with a 4500mAh capacity. Sony says the battery should not deteriorate over three years.
Camera duties are taken care of by a 13MP rear shooter along with a 2MP depth sensor. The front-facing selfie camera has a 8MP sensor. The phone is IP65/IP68 dust and water resistant and the front display uses Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Other features include a fingerprint sensor on the power button, a 3.5mm headphone jack along with a dedicated Google Assistant key on the side.
The phone has dimensions of 140mm x 69mm x 8.9mm and weighs 159 grams. It will be available in three colours at launch (Black, White and Blue). The phone will launch at a price point of 22,000 yen (£142, €165, $202).
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Xperia Ace II hands-on images
Hands-on images via IT Media.