If Sony wants to avoid the Sony Xperia Z and ZL fiasco from last spring, when everybody wanted a piece of the two devices, but they were nowhere to be found on American turf, the company has to go ahead and join hands with as many wireless providers as possible for Xperia Z1’s rollout. And it has to do it all… yesterday.
Especially since the unbelievable competition in the mobile landscape is only set to grow stronger, what with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and LG’s G2 spreading their wings and HTC’s One max and Google’s Nexus 5 waiting around the corner.
Thankfully, it appears there’s at least one major US carrier readying the Z1 commercial launch. Scratch that, it’s an “Uncarrier”, as that’s how T-Mobile goes by nowadays. In any case, what’s important is our always reliable pal @evleaks has unearthed a presser of the T-Mo-bound Z1, which works as confirmation the 5-incher will see daylight in time for the holidays.
The pic only shows us the device’s back side, where a network logo is visible yet not annoyingly protrusive, with everything else, from an exact ETA to pricing to specs, a big mystery. But it’s safe to assume the Magenta version will replicate the “international” model’s list of features: Full HD Triluminos screen, quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip, 2 GB RAM, 3,000 mAh battery, 20.7 MP rear-facing camera, Android 4.2 (or maybe 4.3) Jelly Bean.