Red Sony Xperia Z1 found; device is running Android 4.4.2

Red Sony Xperia Z1 found; device is running Android 4.4.2
UPDATE: Sorry folks, turns out there's no red Xperia Z1 in sight, as those were simply created for illustrative purposes by Vietnamese Seacafe.

Not only does it appear that the Sony Xperia Z1 has a new color choice, it looks like Sony's flagship phone is about to get a chocolate update. Pictures of the Xperia Z1 (apparently in Vietnam) were discovered wearing red, which would be a new addition to the previous white, black and purple. But we're talking more than just a color here. One of the photographs shows the phone powered by Android 4.4.2.

The Sony Xperia Z1 is currently running on Android 4.2.2 and the latest buzz around the water cooler is that the device will skip Android 4.3 and go directly to KitKat by the end of January or early February. But that's the OS issue. As far as when we will see the red version of the phone, well that's another story. There is also the possibility that the color will be available in certain markets only.

If you think that a red Sony Xperia Z1 would be the cat's meow, you've either stumbled here from another era or have a penchant for saying antiquated lines. Seriously though, red is a sharp looking color for a sharp looking phone and if it is the color you want for your Xperia Z1, stay tuned. And yes, it might be best to take this with a grain of salt to avoid a possible disappointment down the road.

source:  XperiaGuide via BGR

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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

WOW Wrapped in Red!!!!

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Red is HOT!!! especially with Kit Kat.

26. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

i find most of the xperias look better in red, z, zl, z1 etc...

3. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Damn, that red looks amazing. And it's also amazing if they ship it running the latest Android version.

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013


5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Seeing as how we aren't at 4.4.2 yet, uh, fake?

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

My thoughts exactly...

28. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Yes I thought the same thing. Hmmmmmm....

33. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Looks shooped.

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

What the HECK SONY a sexy red Z1? Just got my black Z1. sexy device

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Mmm...sweet ketchup with KitKat on the sexy Z1. Awesome!

8. Finest

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

WTF is that an Xperia Arc S that took the pic ? The last samurai.

10. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011


11. taikucing unregistered

Probably a custom ROM

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

There can't be a custom ROM on a version of Android that doesn't exist.

16. sennarose88

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 18, 2009

Android build number can be easily changed. Just a notepad away on build.prop file, you can have Android 8.6.2 or whatsoever.

17. andynaija

Posts: 1261; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I find doing that pretty useless if you ask me..

25. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

well, you can always show it off to non techie :D

12. GeekMovement unregistered

one heck of a beautiful device. i'm so bummed it didn't come to Sprint.

14. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

This phone looks good no matter whatever you do to it. Try sh¡tting on it.

15. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Oww, that's a killer.

18. oNEWorld

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

wow very beautiful. Best shade of red I've ever seen on a smartphone.

19. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

It looks burgundy not red. I prefer this colour, especially for winter :)

20. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Would be nicer for me if the bezels are red also, then I would'nt think twice of getting it. Though this could only be just a custom made one and not a prototype from Sony.

21. xperiance

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Red beauty

22. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

I am so sick of manufacturers leaving all their face plates black in non-black variants. Am I the only one?

31. Feanor

Posts: 1379; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

It makes sense from a design point of view. It's a continuous glass surface and needs to stay uninterrupted. Painting it in colour and leaving the screen area as some sort of window somewhere there in the middle interrupts the continuity of the design and the cool black glass feeling when the screen is off.

23. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

A red beast beauty!!!

24. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

I am so sick of manufacturers leaving all their face plates black in non-black variants. Am I the only one? It's like only Samsung and Apple know how to make proper colored phones

29. JaroB

Posts: 112; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Xperia ZL White, Xperia C White, Xperia SP White ....

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