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

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. 


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

FEATURED VIDEO

14 Comments

12. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

impressive

11. NIK01

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

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

13. starkiller306

Posts: 58; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

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

8. starkiller306

Posts: 58; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

2300mah not 2500mah.

7. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Looking good!

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

well a lil more then nexus 5 battery 2300 mah.

9. bananana

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

actually the battery is 2.3k

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

3. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 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!

1. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 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

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

14. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

so, .2 makes a huge difference??

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless