The Sony Xperia Z1 “mini” saga is nowhere near an end, as the rumor mill continues to furiously churn deadline after deadline and conflicting report after report. In this ocean of uncertainty and seemingly endless speculation, it’s sure nice to have a little island of certitude in sight, and luckily, word out of Japan indirectly assures us there’s a happy ending somewhere on the horizon.
The Xperia Z1 f (aka the local Z1 mini), though unveiled a good couple of months back, has only started to sell earlier today, entering an exclusive relationship with the nation’s number one wireless service provider, NTT DoCoMo.
Good for them, but why should we folks on the other side of the pond care? No reason at first glance, however odds are Sony didn’t take the wraps off the Xperia Z1s so far because they weren’t ready to actually roll it out globally.
But if they can do it in the land of the rising sun, why not hope the old continent and maybe America are next? Besides, the timing of the launch is pretty interesting, as CES 2014 is right around the corner. Could it be a coincidence? Probably not, so expect that pesky announcement in three weeks or so.
Remember, the Z1s, like the Z1 f, is to shrink Z1’s size while keeping the performance bar incredibly high. The 4.3-inch display should sport “only” 720p resolution, with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2 GB RAM and 20.7 MP camera filling the blanks of a truly outstanding spec sheet.
Via [Xperia Blog]