First Sony Xperia Z1S image surfaces: fully powered 'mini'

First Sony Xperia Z1S image surfaces: fully powered 'mini'
The Sony Xperia Z1S is rumored to be the first ‘mini’ Android handset to actually feature maxi hardware and now we get to see it in the flesh for the first time.

The Xperia Z1S, a supposed 4.3” shrunken down version of the flagship Xperia Z1, keeps almost the same powerful guts as Sony’s flagship Z1 - the same powerful Snapdragon 800 system chip, the impressive 20-megapixel camera with a larger than usual 1/2.3” camera sensor and the same sleek water and dust resistant body.

Since it is smaller, the Xperia Z1S had to change a bit. The smaller size mandated a lower screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, down from 1080 x 1920 on the Z1. Still, that works out to the very sharp pixel density of 340ppi.

With the smaller screen and size, Sony also had to scale down the battery. The battery capacity on the Xperia Z1S is expected to be 2300mAh, down from 3000mAh on the flagship 5-inch Xperia Z1.

Now, how do we know this leaked image, found accidentally on Sony’s website, is indeed credible and not the already announced Japan-bound Xperia Z1F? Simple, the front-facing camera on the Z1F is on its right side, while here the camera is on the left. Moreover, there is no logo for NTT DoCoMo, something that’s found on the Xperia Z1F.

This leaked image actually looks very similar to another image of the alleged Xperia Z1S published earlier by @evleaks. With so much smoke and invitations for a Sony event in Shanghai on November 12th, we might well see the official announcement for the 4.3” Xperia Z1S then.


source: Sony Viet (translated)

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38 Comments

1. xperiance

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

King of minis...

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

also bezels

21. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Because of huge battery.

23. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Note 3 has bigger battery yet thin bezels

25. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

and bigger size due to larger screen too.

26. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

My point is, bigger battery affects 'phone size' not 'display size'. They could've still reduce the bezels (without reducing the phone size) which would've yielded more screen estate and there wouldn't be a need to reduce the size of the battery !

34. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Lol You must be a very uneducated, maybe you can explain why S4 Active and Optimus GJ has a larger bezels than S4 and Optimus G. If you think there is other manufacturer that can do better than Sony please show me any waterproof phone (IP57/IP67/IP58) with “SMALLER” bezels and same “SPECS” than this phone 5 inch X Z1 (144.4 x 73.9 mm ) X UL (135 x 71 mm) X Z (139 x 71 mm) 4.6 inch ZR (131.3 x 67.3 mm) 4.3 inch X Z1f (127 x 65 mm).

36. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Lol........I really appal your up-bringing. Inspite of receiving a warning you fail to respect people and just by a comment you draw a conclusion they're 'uneducated'. Anywho, in answer to your question, Galaxy S4 Active has larger bezels than its brother is partly due to it has 3 physical buttons. Even considering that, it has smaller bezels than Z1 both sides and top/bottom and yes it is certified by IP67. GS4 Active: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm Xperia Z1: 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm 'nuff said !

37. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Just like what i said before you must sooo... uneducated thats why you can’t answer my question corectly (please show me any waterproof phone (IP57/IP67/IP58) with “SMALLER” bezels and same “SPECS” than this phone) S4 Active 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm ??? are you kidding me??? let me tell you the real dimension of S4 Active 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm the reason why Z1 is bigger because Z1 has 1.2/3” camera sensor(if i’m not wrong its almost 3 times bigger than S4 Active), bigger battery 3000 mAh etc... the size of physical button on S4 and S4 Active is about the same size so your logic doesn’t make any sense at all. Lets do some BEZELS comparison between S4 Active, Xperia Z and Xperia UL because this 3 phones has about the same SPECS. IP 58 Xperia UL 135 x 71 mm. IP 57 Xperia Z 139 x 71 mm. IP67 S4 Active 139.7 x 71.3 mm.

27. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I thought it had to do with being waterproof. Battery size is irrelevant to bezel size.

31. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Bezels, the last arguments of the samsungboys

32. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Calling someone a fanboy is an easy way out of an argument isn't it ?

38. Radicalz38

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Bezel whore >.

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

MINI BEAST OF MINI'S...

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Watch out iPhone 5S, your killer is on the way.

3. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Too right, this thing is going to kick the iPhone's butt.

33. NSRhodes

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Performance wise, yes. Hate to say it, but I feel that the iPhones sales will hardly be affected.

5. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

viewing angle is quite good

6. wrm2013

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Looks big which defeats the purpose of a small screen.

8. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

talk to iphone 5

9. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Duh. It's Xperia Z. WTF.

10. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Yeah you're right I don't see the camera shutter button and speaker on the bottom side of the phone.

24. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Whoops....... did someone delete your comment for trolling ? Anywho, next time please talk to someone in a more polite way ;)

35. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Yeah Next time please use your brain, before saying something stupid about bezels okey ;)

11. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

First pic is xperia z second/ third pic Z1s. the only X-mini can battle against 5,6 inch flagships..

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice powerful mini...

15. tositem

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Sony heard us! Gotta have this little monster!

16. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

It's wrong, in due course you'll see it's actually a Z in a plastic case...

17. hkxm8

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Check it again PA, SonyViet just update their post.

18. hkxm8

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Check it again PA, SonyViet just update their post.

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