By Stephen Schenck | September 30, 2013 11:40 AM
A little over a month ago, right before IFA, we checked out an image purporting to depict Sony’s Honami Mini. We’ve since seen Honami itself go official as the Xperia Z1, but what of this pint-sized version? Now it’s making a reappearance in some leaked carrier docs, which seem to reveal its launch name as the Xperia Z1 f.
The best part is that the Z1′s great camera appears to be returning, apparently unchanged. Where we do see sacrifices made with the Z1 f, they largely seem to be size-related, and the Z1 f looks to be just as powerful as the full-sized Z1; expect SoC and RAM to stay untouched, while the phone’s display shrinks down to a 4.3-inch 720p component and the battery downsizes to 2300mAh.
Interestingly, while the Z1 f’s face is shrunken-down compared to the Z1, the Z1 f may measure just a bit thicker, moving up from 8.5 to 9.4mm – hopefully that change isn’t big enough to scare anyone off, because this is sure looking like one of the most capable 4.3-inch Androids to date.
We get to see the handset in four color options, and while this seems to suggest plans for a Japanese launch, we’re anxious to learn what Sony’s plans for the phone elsewhere may be.