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 [...]
We’ll admit that even though the Xperia Z1f was a Japanese exclusive, we did like the concept we though we’d never get. What made this phone special, is that this would be one of the few phones in the market to sport all the same flagship specs of the Xperia Z1, but in a smaller chassis. Usually this never happens, as in the past if you wanted a phone with flagship specs, you simply had to accept this phone to be big.
As it turns out we’ve landed some leaks of the new Xperia Z1S, which seems to retain the same concept of the Xperia Z1f, only that for a broader [...]