Remember that rumor from a few days ago that appeared to change everything we thought we knew about the Sony Xperia Z1s from the very roots? As it turns out, it was unfounded. And ultimately, the Z1s will almost certainly end up as an international variant of the elusive NTT DoCoMo Japan-branded Xperia Z1 f.
Don’t take this for granted just yet though, even if it’s like 99% credible. If there’s something we should learn from the Z1s speculation spectacle, it’s to never, ever have certainties until… well, they’re indeed 100% certain.
Today’s tidbit comes by way of the FCC, where a Sony handheld measuring 127 mm in height and 64.9 mm in width has gained all the regulatory approvals to take the world by storm with GSM, WCDMA and LTE support.
The dimensions make it physically impossible for the device to sport a screen bigger than 4.3 inches, unless Sony somehow pulls off the world’s first zero-bezel gizmo. As in truly with no bezels whatsoever, since 127 mm is 5 full inches.
On the software side of things, the probable 4.3-incher appears to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but what makes me still have mild reservations on the fellow’s identity is the model number: PM-0640. That’s… weird, and it doesn’t link to any previously released Sony handsets. Or rumored Z1s aliases. So keep that salt shaker nearby for a little while longer, okay?