Is this the rear panel of the international version of the Sony Xperia Z1 mini?

Is this the rear panel of the international version of the Sony Xperia Z1 mini?
The international version of the Sony Xperia Z1 mini has everyone excited. Sure, the Sony Xperia Z1f has been released, but that is for Docomo subscribers only. What has everyone pumped about this device is that it keeps much of the same specs found on the full-sized Sony Xperia Z1. The Xperia Z1 mini keeps the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, the 2GB of RAM, and the 20.7MP camera.

The only changes between Sony's full-sized flagship and the mini is the smaller 4.3 inch screen, the lower 720 x 1280 resolution and the lower capacity 2300mAh battery fpund on the bite-sized model. But if you were worried about the battery, don't be. In early tests, the battery on the smaller version of the Xperia Z1 outlasted the full-sized phone and its 3000mAh battery. The Xperia Z1f has already raced to the top of Japan's smartphone sales charts and is being compared to the Apple iPhone 5s.

Just the other day, we told you that Sony's website in China is teasing an event for January 3rd. That could be the unveiling of the international Sony Xperia Z1 mini. With that in mind, and with only a few days before January 3rd, it might not be that unusual to find a picture popping up that is allegedly showing us the rear panel of the Sony Xperia Z1 mini aka the Sony D5503.

We could see the Sony Xperia Z1 mini announced on the 3rd, but unveiled at CES a few days afterward. The Sony D5503 tallied a score around 35,000 on its AnTuTu test making this a potential powerhouse. Also expected at CES is the Sony Xperia Z1S which is now believed to be a refresh version of the Xperia Z1 with a centered earpiece on top of the device, and a few other cosmetic changes.


source: digi-wo.com  (translated) via XperiaGuide

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55 Comments

33. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

if the only difference is the shrunken down screen then its a no for me, the fact that its IP58 certified really blows. I could write a long list but what I consider a real deal breaker for me is the bad color reproduction when you turn the phone off axis, looks washed out

37. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

WOW, so many Sony haters here. Have ever seen the screen of this phone or even have you read any review of it. Go get life please.

56. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

you need to take a walk cuz I only mentioned my gripe on sony devices (Z, Z1) it's sad you have to become defensive over anything but a fact. IT'S NOT PERFECT

42. yudi.nemesis unregistered

lol.... please show me any Z1f with bad color reproduction when you turn the phone off axis!!!

43. yudi.nemesis unregistered

lol.... please show me any Z1f with bad color reproduction when you turn the phone off axis!!!

47. starkiller306

Posts: 58; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

the only person to say IP58 certification "really blows". u retard bro?

57. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I've compared the moto x with the Z1 side by side while playing the same video and the Z1 falls apart. I thought you were smart enough to think outside the box and what I meant by "really blows was not IP58 certification it was sacrificing the usual ports and speakers and display to get certified, for me that's a no no

32. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Oh wow, it´s a tad bigger and a lot thicker than my old Galaxy S2...absolutely "mini"

35. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

We're entering 2014 man. S2 had 2011 norms but now that every phone has a +5 inch display, 4.3 is definitely mini. I always thought you're a logical person.

39. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Of course, that´s why I associate to Galaxy S4 mini...4,3 inches and not with on-screen buttons. Thickness is okay for the huge battery and 20 megapixel camera, but the length and width is not acceptable.

46. yudi.nemesis unregistered

can you show me any waterproof phone with bezelless body??? for a waterproof phone the length and the width is very acceptable because it's about the same size like my GS2. it also great improvment over Xperia V and Xperia Acro S Droid Mini is 3.3 mm shorter same width and thickness but it also splash resistant with 2000 mAh battery.

54. Finest

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

Try looking at Softbank Sharp phones and Docomo Fujitsu phones. Their flagship's are almost bezel less also has a finger print scanner since 2011 !!! Japanese have done this a lot of times i don't get it why sony can't offer this kind of phones, perhaps they prefer thickness over bezel.

55. yudi.nemesis unregistered

can you please show me!!!

41. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Yeah Z1f is absolutely the ultimate "mini" with dimensions 127 x 65 x 9.4 it's only 1.7 mm taller, 1.1 mm narrower and 0.9 mm thicker than my GS2. I think it's a great engineering achievement considering what sony put inside of Z1f especialy with IP58 certification and large battery.

50. hmd74

Posts: 546; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

I'm remembering the day i wasn’t sure if 4.3 inch htc HD2 can fit in my pocket... And after that i bought the galaxy note with 5.3 inch :|

27. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Looks like iPhone 4, but it's better design

34. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

This.

25. hmd74

Posts: 546; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Just look at this pic... http://image.and-share.ir/out.php/i124166_sonyxperiax3concept640x544.jpg What if Z1 looked like this?!!

28. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

wow that's perfect. You should give that picture to Sony

30. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Maybe Z2... But i want to see a drastic change in Sony's 2014 design.

31. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wow, it looks awesome.

49. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I'm throwing money at screen atm

53. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Looks amazing. It takes cues from Nokia, Apple and HTC aka companies with the best design departments. It also is mainly a Sony phone.

19. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Xperia Z1 and its mini version are as ugly as the iphone in bezel - too large.

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Xperia Z1 and Z1 Mini looks more beautiful than the iPhone.

24. hmd74

Posts: 546; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

But again... Those bazels!!!

29. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

You can enjoy your slim bezel phone but with the first drop you must say BYE BYE to your dear gadget. lol

51. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And again stop complaining bout bezels don't like it then don't buy it. My Z1 is thinner than the iph5s

52. yudi.nemesis unregistered

what is the problem with "those bezels" ??? Z1 mini bezels is about the same size as my GS2. I know it's a little bigger for today's standards, but its very reasonable because until this day no one can make bezelles waterproof phone.

7. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

One day my two favorite companies will learn to slim down their products' bazles.

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