Latest Sony Xperia Z1s leaked pictures also reveal possible pricing
The first picture shows off the dialer on the device, while the second picture shows the Sony Xperia Z1s next to a purple Sony Xperia Z1. According to this shot, the price of the Xperia Z1s is expected to be 3600 Yuan ($590 USD) and is expected to be released in Q1 of 2014. Picture 3 shows off the Sony Xperia Z1s as it measures up against the Sony Xperia Z1 again, this time in white. This photo boasts that the 4.3 inch screened mini version of the Z1 will have the Sony G lens on its rear snapper, just like the full-sized original, which carries a 5 inch screen. There is also some talk that the phone will be released under a different name than the Xperia Z1s.
Will Sony be setting a trend for next year with the Sony Xperia Z1s? Will manufacturers that have produced "mini" versions of their flagship models like Samsung and HTC, make their "byte-sized" spin-offs spec'd closer to the original versions? Stay tuned.
More leaked pictures of the Sony Xperia Z1s
1. Dialer on the Sony Xperia Z1s
2. Comparing the Sony Xperia Z1s with the Sony Xperia Z1
3. The Sony G lens is expected on the rear camera of the Z1s
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1. Katrina (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Xperia Z1s IS NOT the mini version of Xperia Z1. Xperia Z1s is just the north american version of Xperia Z1.
The global mini version of Xperia Z1 will be called differently.
15. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Who cares what it's called, as long as it is a beast. I want to see the benchmarks on this thing (for science of course). I actually want to see what difference there is between this and the z1 when processing for a 720p vs 1080p screen. Rendering webpages and games for the latter resolution likely takes more effort, so this thing should surpass the other phones and maybe even the iPhone 5s in most benchmarks.
2. Feanor (Posts: 330; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
Wouldn't it make more sense to release it now, so that it gets some publicity until Xmas? Anyway, let's see if the rumours of a better IPS display panel than the one on the Z1 will materialize.
12. irfanil (Posts: 26; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
The screen of Z1s does seem better in the second picture.
3. Scarambay (Posts: 44; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
The current price of Xperia Z1 in Indian market is around INR 40,000, and the mini version is going to cost around the same?! That's insanely ridiculous.
4. uchihakurtz (Posts: 276; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
This isn't like any other Mini Flagship, this has equal power to its original sized one unlike the downgraded Minis. Best of luck to Sony!
6. Taters (Posts: 3598; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
It's not equal power. It will perform way better without pushing so many pixels and it might also have crap battery life with the smaller battery. That is why other companies do not release the mini versions with the same specs, it just isn't very smart.
8. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Lol... i really want to know what would you say if next year samsung launches S5 mini with the same specs.
with 2300 mAh this 4.3 inch phone will not have crap battery life.
16. Taters (Posts: 3598; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Um I wouldn't say anything. I gave you the reason why no one did it before but now that Sony has opened Pandora's box, I wouldn't be the slightest surprised if Samsung and all other companies did it now to match Sony.
The last time a mid range phone had the same internals as the flagship, One S vs One X, the battery life on the One S was much worse and that only had a qhd screen.....
The One S was much thinner though and this is a really fat 9.4mm so the battery life might stand a chance but the 9.4mm is definitely still a sacrifice considering it is supposed to be mini.....
So either way there are sacrifices. I think Sony should have left things the way they are . If you scale down the size, scale everything down accordingly. But Sony dropped the ball for everyone here.
17. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Oh... men.. wth happened with you???
Are you sure about this???
“The last time a mid
range phone had the
same internals as the
flagship, One S vs
because from what i know MSM8290 and Tegra 3 is two different chipsets.
And according gsmarena the battery life between those 2 phone is almost the same, the only differences is in video playback about 9+h One S vs 5+h One X and Endurance rating 35h One S vs 37h One X.
“9.4 mm is really fat and definitely still a sacrifice considering it is supposed to be mini...”
Damn... are you kidding me??? just like i said before with the dimension of 127 x 65 x 9.4 mm this phone it's not gonna be the most compact 4.3 inch phone, but it's good enough to be called mini/compact phone.
And i'm 100% sure that most adult human on this planet earth will be able to to use this phone with one single hand, because one single handed use is the real purpose of mini/compact phone.
I think “Z1 mini” is a great engineering achievements, But if you still think there is something wrong with “Z1 mini” show me any other waterproof phones (IP58 or IP57 Certified) with the same specs or better but in smaller dimension.
Please don't show me any phones with crappy specs because i'm looking for compact smartphone with cutting edge specs, that's the reason why i'm waiting for Sony to release the international version of Z1f/“Z1 mini”.
19. Taters (Posts: 3598; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
The one s and one x both used the qualcom s4 in North America.
And 9.4 mm is fat, sorry.....
21. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Just like always you can't show me any other phones with smaller dimension, thats mean with the specs like that there is nothing wrong with Z1 Mini size.
No mean to offend but if for you 9.4 mm is still too fat, you must be very small guy.
And Just for comparison with the latest “Mini” Z1 Mini with 9.4 mm (2300 mAh) is only 0.5 mm thicker than S4 Mini 8.9 mm (1900 mAh) and 0.1 mm thicker than One Mini 9.3 mm (1800 mAh).
18. Feanor (Posts: 330; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
Sorry Taters but what you say doesn't make sense. The ones who dropped the ball are Samsung and HTC. By scaling down the Z1, Sony will have the only direct iPhone competitor (which is the only other true mini flagship, and ultimately the reason why this scaling down of flagships started at the first place). The mini versions of Samsung and HTC are just marketing terms for their respective mid-rangers. And what you say about battery life remains to be seen. Over 2000, is actually quite a big battery for a 4.3" phone.
20. Taters (Posts: 3598; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
No the only reason the iPhone gets a free pass is that there is no large screen flagship. If their was a 1080p iPhone, you better believe it will run at a higher clock at the very least. They might even have to pull an A6 vs A6x scale up if their was a big screen iPhone.
5. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 207; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
This is NOT a mini version.
It's basically a compact one with all the horse power the original has minus the screen.
10. starkiller306 (Posts: 58; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)
are you serious? the other OEMs have the mini philosophy wrong!! SONY is making it right!! This is what a mini is supposed to be!! Sony did the same thing last year with the ZR, but then again the phone dint feel so much smaller to be called a mini...
7. wrm2013 (Posts: 188; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
Exact same width. I don't think one finger with ease will do with this phone.
9. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Xperia Z1 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm VS Xperia Z1f (Z1 mini japanese version) 127 x 65 x 9.4 mm.
11. .KRATOS. (Posts: 130; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Which one to get the xperia z1s or the nexus5 its confusing.
13. buccob (Posts: 1564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
screen size. future updates. camera opinion. waterproofing. microSD Slot.
These are the things you want to consider when making a choice. Either way seems like great devices