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First photo samples from the Sony Xperia Z1f (mini) pop up

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First photo samples from the Sony Xperia Z1f (mini) pop up
The mini version of the Sony Xperia Z1 has been something of a mystery for quite some time now, yet this angst was wholly removed for Sony fans in its home market of Japan, thanks to the Sony Xperia Z1f's launch just yesterday. Speculation has it that the Z1f won't remain a Japanese exclusive, however, and we sure hope to see Sony's little warrior sooner rather than later. Perhaps at CES2014 in January?

Either way, mini versions, likable as they usually are, all share a common flaw -- they go through a downsize in specs, as well as proportions. Not the Sony Xperia Z1f, however. That one has been released packing the full glory of Sony's current top dog -- the Xperia Z1. This means that the same powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset will make an appearance, along with 2GB of RAM. There's been some trimming, of course -- the 4.3-inch display on the Z1f has been pushed down to a 720x1280 pixel resolution, and the juicer at the back is smaller, at 2500mAh. And yet, arguably the biggest selling point -- the 20.7-megapixel camera unit with G Lens stays the same, and we already have access to the first few snaps taken with a Japanese retail Z1f unit. As you can imagine, the snaps shouldn't differ almost at all from those taken with its bigger brother, yet we can't, in good conscience, not share those with you. 

First Sony Xperia Z1f (Z1 mini) camera samples. Click to see the images in their full glory.
First Sony Xperia Z1f (Z1 mini) camera samples. Click to see the images in their full glory.

First Sony Xperia Z1f (Z1 mini) camera samples. Click to see the images in their full glory.


The samples were first outed by the Xperia Blog, and the folks behind it report that the Z1f that was used to snap those ran on Android 4.2.2, firmware build 14.1.H.1.281. 

source: Xperia Blog

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posted on 20 Dec 2013, 05:55 11

1. lalalaman (Posts: 388; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


U little beast :)
Snapdragon 800 with 4.3in 720p screen:D
It will run faster than z1 or any other high end phone
Though I wish the screen was 4.5in

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 06:19 2

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I have the same wish but I think we need to wait for another phone from Sony having 4.5-4.7" screen with same specs.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 21:39

14. Paximos (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


so, .2 makes a huge difference??

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 06:00 10

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


This is the true mini, unlike the One Mini and the S4 Mini with downgraded specs.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 06:12 1

3. ihavenoname (Posts: 1521; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


S4 Mini is actually very good, but if this is priced the same way (which I doubt), it has no chance (Not even talking about One Mini). This is VERY actractive package. Good job Sony!

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 06:16 1

4. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


well a lil more then nexus 5 battery 2300 mah.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 09:00 1

9. bananana (Posts: 34; Member since: 27 Oct 2013)


actually the battery is 2.3k

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 09:11 2

10. boosook (Posts: 1090; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Actually the battery should be 2300 mAh as well, but the smaller screen will probaly allow for longer duration.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 06:40 1

6. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3317; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Looking good!

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 08:10

7. sergiobr (Posts: 435; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Not sure if it can beat my Note 3 (just on photos, for the rest I prefer my giant one) , but seems to me better than Z1. I think one of the best for Android. I personally have 3 Sony (DSC-HX9V, TX66 and DSC-HX200V) when I crop 100% is a disaster, I promise never to buy a sony camera anymore, but RX100 II is turning my mind. Nice job Sony.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 08:25

8. starkiller306 (Posts: 58; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


2300mah not 2500mah.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 10:18

11. NIK01 (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


hey folks, it has got width 65mm, so it is NOT mini, sorry.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 23:36 1

13. starkiller306 (Posts: 58; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


it's a mini for 2013-2014 not 2011-2012.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 21:46

12. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 139; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


impressive

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