The Sony Xperia Z1 f, a handset long rumored under the Honami mini codename, has finally gone official in Japan, and it’s a phone many have been waiting for - a compact Android device with top shelf specs and great design. The Xperia Z1 f is basically a miniaturized copy of the flagship Xperia Z1. The smaller device features a 4.3” 720p display, and is much more compact than the 5” Xperia Z1 flagship, yet it retains the gorgeous rectangular glass design and water and dust resistance of its bigger brother.
So what is the Xperia Z1 f all about? First, right now, it's only launched on Japan's NTT DoCoMo carrier. We don't know whether it would become globally available, but hope it will. The Sony Xperia Z1 f runs on Android 4.2
.2 Jelly Bean with Sony’s own skin on top.
Under the hood, Sony made no compromise, and equipped the Z1 f with the latest and most powerful Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip with 2 gigs of RAM and Adreno 330 graphics engine. The processor is clocked at 2.2GHz. The only thing that’s changed slightly from the flagship Z1 is the screen size and resolution. Here, the display has gone down in size to 4.3 inches and the resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels, but that still works out to a very sharp 341ppi pixel
Best of all, the Xperia Z1 f retains the 20.7-megapixel camera of the Xperia Z1, and it has all the advanced features of the flagship like burst mode, the superior auto mode and filters. Internal storage is 16GB and you can expand it further via microSD cards.
Another great thing about the Xperia Z1 f is that it has a very capable 2300mAh battery, an impressive capacity for its otherwise compact dimensions. Quite the package, isn't it? The Xperia Z1 f release date is set for December in Japan.
Sony Xperia Z1 f goes official: compact, but still as powerful as a flagship