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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