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New image hints that the Sony Xperia Z1s is actually a Sony Xperia Z1 Max

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New image hints that the Sony Xperia Z1s is actually a Sony Xperia Z1 Max
The Sony Xperia Z1s has long been rumored to be the mini version of the Sony Xperia Z1. The speculation was that the device would keep the same specs as the flagship Xperia Z1 except for a smaller screen with lower resolution (4.3 inch, 720 x 1280) than the 5 inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution glass on the flagship handset. The only other change was supposedly the 2300mAh battery found on the Xperia Z1s compared to the 3000mAh capacity cell on the larger model.

But a new image alleged to be that of the Sony Xperia Z1s, found on a Chinese web site, shows that the device is actually larger when standing next to the Xperia Z1. One major physical difference that we can see from the picture below is that on the Xperia Z1s the 3.5mm earphone jack is nearly centered on top of the device as opposed to its placement on the edge of the Xperia Z1. The earphone placement matches an earlier leak of the Sony Xperia Z1s from evleaks.

So the bottom line is that the phone we've known as the Sony Xperia Z1s might actually be a Sony Xperia Z1 Max . That would mean that somewhere at Sony lies a phone with the specs that we've attributed to the Xperia Z1s and whose name we do not yet know.


source: Digi-Wo (translated), XperiaBlog via TechRadar

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posted on 26 Nov 2013, 09:05

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


no z1 max. it is just a variant of T-Mobile of the z1. no max. at least that is the current situation~ sony is getting ninja style on us lately =.="

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 10:54

5. Amir1 (Posts: 240; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Yeah, it's LOL how phonearena and other mobile sites make their news from their mind. i mean. aren't mobile site suppose to have some original inside info? seems like all mobile sites are based on assumption and the real juicy info comes from mobile forums. mobile sites guess of an info is the same as averege joe guess. i would expect a mobile site to have inside scoops, not any more it seems... "Z1 MAX"

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 09:24

2. aayupanday (Posts: 450; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Seems that it has become a tradition for the larger models of a company's flagship to add a suffix "MaX" in their name.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 09:29

3. Remmy (Posts: 52; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


No mini version coming? :(

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 09:41

4. Taters (Posts: 2579; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The ultra is basically a z1 max. Why would they make another? I guess even Sony knows that the ultra was way way way way way too big.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 11:14 1

6. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Who knows it is larger than Z1?
Maybe its hold upper than Z1. This is just the T-Mobile variant of Z1.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 12:22

7. cezarepc (Posts: 454; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Yeah lol

How do they say it's bigger from that pic alone? sheeesh

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 18:31

11. philansel7 (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


Maybe the Z1s is about the same size as Z1 but with bigger screen, lets say 5.5 and with less bezels..

Z1s with small bezels and larger screen !! helll yeaaahh !

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 14:18

8. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 883; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


lol @ z1 max isn't Z ultra already a max version? where the hell am i ?..

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 14:22

9. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 883; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


lol @ z1 max isn't Z ultra already a max version? where the hell am i ?..it is probably a FAKE,..just like the red z1 pic.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 17:52

10. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)


Its maybe a brother to the Z Ultra and a maybe 5'inch to 6'inch screen?

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 22:16

12. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 701; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


sony should launch 5.5 inch screen phone

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:04

13. neilldavies (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


The rumours about a proposed Z1 mini / Z1F / Z1S or whatever Sony decide to call it have been circulating for too long! It would have made commercial sense for them to release it in time for Christmas but this now looks unlikely. Lots of people were attracted to the idea of top spec in a smaller package but Sony are in serious danger of missing the boat here. And now every credible website is latching onto contradictory rumours from a single (questionable?) Chinese source - it's maddening!

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