Back in February, Sony announced the Xperia 1 II (read as Xperia One Mark Two) as the successor to the flagship Xperia 1 which was announced in 2019. There was no Compact or Premium model but that could change next year based on a new leak.
The source of the information is a comment that was posted on Android Police by a user who goes through “HGHR181”. According to a screenshot of the commentary, there will be no Xperia Compact model this year but a source has informed it that Sony will be reducing its flagship model to 3 models next year. So we could have a Compact, Standard and Premium model next year rather than just one. He adds that he is not sure whether all three phones will be announced at the same time.
Sony switched to a different naming scheme last year and ditched the XZ naming scheme. The new naming scheme would have been adopted from its camera division.
While we recommend that you take the above information with a grain of salt, bringing back the old Xperia XZ naming scheme with the Compact and Premium models may be a good idea. A Compact model should also be welcomed as there are some users who still want a phone that isn’t big.