Sony Xperia Z1S appears back on camera as questions get raised about its name

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Rumor was, Sony intended to launch the international version of the Xperia Z1F – the Z1S, unofficially known as the Z1 mini – last week, but the manufacturer ultimately failed to deliver. That didn’t stop us from getting a new look at the hardware, and as we sit back and wait for this phone to finally go official, we’ve got a couple new pics to check out, and some fresh chatter about its launch name to pore through.

This time, we step things up from simply appearing alongside a ruler for scale, and we get the regular-sized Xperia Z1 itself to directly compare against. It’s unfortunate to see the phone’s screen shrink down without a corresponding decreased in the size of the bezel, but we suppose we have to make some allowances for the real top-tier hardware Sony is managing to cram inside.

The arrival of one of these images also brings with it some new questions about the phone’s name. So far, Z1S has sounded pretty solid – we even saw it briefly appear on Sony’s own site – but this source is unsure, instead talking about the phone in terms of model numbers and the old Amami codename. Frankly, we’re not too concerned over the name (and are still betting on Z1S), and instead are more interested in simply seeing this handset finally launch. Come on, Sony; what are you waiting for?

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Source: Digi-wo (1,2)
Via: GSM Arena

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!