Sony Mobile has just added a super affordable device to its small, but strong portfolio of smartphones. The Sony Xperia Ace II, as it was called, was revealed in Japan last week.

Sony Xperia Ace II Android Smartphone

The Sony Xperia Ace II is the smallest smartphone from Sony yet, rocking a 5.5-inch IPS LCD and measuring just 140 x 69 x 8.9 mm. The device tips the scale at 150g – a weight that seems so distant from today’s slew of smartphones (well, that’s until iPhone 12 mini came along).

It is a Japan-only release and so, naturally, it was revealed without much fanfare (not that the Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III and Xperia 10 III have gotten any…). Make no mistake… this is a budget, sub mid-ranger.

Sony Xperia Ace II Android Smartphone

The device is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) SoC, backed by 4 GB memory and a modest 64 GB storage. The latter is expandable up to a TB via microSD.

The 5.5-inch IPS item touts HD+ resolution (1,496 x 720 pixels) and the handset is kept juiced by a fairly large capacity battery of 4,500 mAh.

Sony Xperia Ace II Android Smartphone

It has a dual camera main snapper (13 MP + 2MP) and a 1 MP front-facing notch camera. Nothing to shout about really, but with imaging coming from Sony, it shouldn’t be shabby.

Rounding up the package is the basic suite of sensors (fingerprint sensor, included), Corning Gorilla Glass 6, wireless 801.11a/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack – a rarity even in today’s mid-range tier devices. And oh, it is IPX5/8 rated, so despite being super budget, it ain’t afraid of splashes of water.

Sony Xperia Ace II Android Smartphone

The Sony Xperia Ace II will go on sale in Japan for just 22,000 yen (approximately US$202) on May 28, 2021.

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Images: Sony Mobile [JP].

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