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Sony XPERIA Z1 Mini reportedly hitting China in mid-January – international release soon

News   •   Jan 04, 2014 09:25 GMT

The Sony XPERIA Z1 Mini (released in Japan as the Sony XPERIA Z1f and more compact version of the Sony XPERIA Z1) is reportedly being released in China in mid-January. This suggests that the international version will be released soon.

PhoneArena reports, “Sony has just posted a new mysterious teaser on its Chinese webpage. Now, we were actually expecting the Japanese manufacturer to announce the more compact version of its flagship today, though seeing as it's near the end of the day over in China already, it does seem like we were fed false hope. Luckily, this time around we have something a bit more concrete, as the simplistic new teaser shows the four colors in which the Xperia Z1 mini launched in Japan (a.k.a the Xperia Z1f). The hinted date is January 14th, and we do hope that the wait is close to its end – the Xperia Z1 mini sure feels like one of the most anxiously anticipated handsets right now. Those of you wondering why that may be, it's actually pretty simple – Sony's device is the first mini version of flagship that doesn't skimp on the specs. It packs the same powerful Snapdragon 800 chipset, along with the highlight of the Z1 – the 20.7MP snapper on the back. Some compromises have been made – the 4.3-inch device packs a 720p resolution display instead of a 1080p one, and the battery capacity has been brought down to 2300mAh – though we find no reason to complain. This still is some incredible hardware in a truly petite body -- an utter rarity these days.”

Would you like to get your hands on the Sony XPERIA Z1 Mini? We’ll let you know once an official announcement is made.