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Sony XPERIA Z1f outsells Apple iPhone 5S in Japan

News   •   Dec 29, 2013 08:37 GMT

The Sony XPERIA Z1f has outsold the Apple iPhone 5S in Japan, according to a report.

The report comes from Sonyviet, a Vietnamese-speaking site, which was seen first by PhoneArena. According to the site, “The Sony Xperia Z1f, the ‘mini’ reincarnation of the Sony Xperia Z1 flagship, is already on sale in Japan, and has quickly climbed to the top of the charts. It has actually become the best selling device in the country of the rising sun last week, beating the iPhone 5s in popularity. Quite the achievement, but still - it's all limited to just one market.”

Will the XPERIA Z1f be hitting the UK? Unfortunately, there’s no way for us to confirm this, but PhoneArena says, “Sony has not yet unveiled official plans to bring the ‘mini’ Xperia Z1 (be it called a Z1s, Z1 ‘mini’, ‘Amami’ or whatever Sony calls it) outside Japan. When will this happen? There's no official information, but this moment might be edging closer as all eyes and hopes are on CES, the early January show that sounds like a perfect venue for the official unveiling of an international Z1f.

“That rumored international Xperia Z1 ‘mini’ should be almost identical to its Xperia Z1f Japanese cousin. This means we expect to see a 4.3” 720p IPS display, a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 system chip, 2GB of RAM and - most importantly - the same great 20.7-megapixel camera as on the Xperia Z1. What we already know for sure from the Japanese launch of the Z1f, though, is that price won’t be cheap. The Xperia Z1f costs just slightly less than the flagship Z1, but still definitely in the high-end segment of the market. On a more positive note, the Xperia Z1 ‘mini’ - if it indeed follows the steps of the Z1f - might have one of the best battery lifes we’ve seen on a smartphone. The smaller 2300mAh cell on the Z1f has shown up extremely strong in initial battery tests, beating the 3000mAh Xperia Z1 in longevity.”

As you can see, the XPERIA Z1f is nothing other smaller versions of flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini or the HTC One Mini.

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