It seems that Sony has a lot more to offer to its consumers when it comes to the Xperia Z1 smartphone. The company recently unveiled its new flagship device, the Sony Xperia Z1 but it seems that the manufacturer has plans to out a mini version of this device very soon.
If you thought that the Sony Xperia Z1 was the only new and cool smartphone that Sony had in mind, then its time to think again. Latest reports indicate that a Sony Xperia Z1 Mini is under development (or almost ready) and will hit the market shelves this year itself.
When HTC came up with the HTC One, a number of consumers were impressed with what the Taiwanese company had to offer. The HTC One was so popular that HTC started having stock problems and it was difficult to meet consumer demands. With the success of its new flagship device, HTC soon came up with the HTC One Mini, a smartphone that had almost the same specs and features but offered a smaller screen (for consumers who feel that 5-inch is still too much). HTC is also expected to unveil the HTC One Max some time in October, hence completing the HTC One family of devices.
The same might be the case with the Sony Xperia Z1 series. The 5-inch Xperia Z1 is already out and official, but the company plans to expand the Z1 from a smartphone to a family of smart devices. And as a step towards this goal, the company is expected to come up with the mini version of the Xperia Z1.
It is being said that important documents regarding the Sony Xperia Z1 Mini belonging to the Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo were leaked on the Internet. The documentation gives away valuable information about the upcoming device. There are two devices mentioned in the document namely:
- SO-01F (local version of the Sony Xperia Z1)
- SO-02F (device dubbed as Sony Xperia Z1 f)
So this so-called Z1 f is expected to be the Sony Xperia Honami Mini device that has been in rumors a long time back. If you are interested in this new device and would like to know more, you can check out the image as well as visit the source given at the end of the post. But if you are simply interested in the key specifications expected to be present on the device, then here is the list (we have added some points with reference to previous rumors and reports).
Sony Xperia Z1 Mini (Key specifications)
- 4.3-inch touchscreen display
- 720 x 1280 pixels display resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset
- 2.2GHz quad-core processor
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 20.7MP primary camera
- 2MP secondary camera
- 2300mAh battery
- Dimensions: 127 x 64.9 x 9.4 mm