Sony Xperia Z1 mini likely coming to China in mid-January, international roll-out now inevitable?

Sony's mini version of the Xperia Z1 has been a real puzzler of a device for quite some time now. Sony is keeping its mouth firmly shout, allowing speculations to run amok, feeding upon all the uncertainty. Uncertainty caused by the fact that Japan has had the device for a few months now, while the rest of the world is still holding its breath. Naturally, this has been reason enough for some to give up on the device altogether, while others propagate the belief that the phone will remain something of a locals-only type deal.

Yet, there's still hope, as Sony has just posted a new mysterious teaser on its Chinese webpage. Now, we were actually expecting the Japanese manufacturer to announce the more compact version of its flagship today, though seeing as it's near the end of the day over in China already, it does seem like we were fed false hope. Luckily, this time around we have something a bit more concrete, as the simplistic new teaser shows the four colors in which the Xperia Z1 mini launched in Japan (a.k.a the Xperia Z1f). The hinted date is January 14th, and we do hope that the wait is close to its end – the Xperia Z1 mini sure feels like one of the most anxiously anticipated handsets right now. Those of you wondering why that may be, it's actually pretty simple – Sony's device is the first mini version of flagship that doesn't skimp on the specs. It packs the same powerful Snapdragon 800 chipset, along with the highlight of the Z1 – the 20.7MP snapper on the back. Some compromises have been made – the 4.3-inch device packs a 720p resolution display instead of a 1080p one, and the battery capacity has been brought down to 2300mAh – though we find no reason to complain. This still is some incredible hardware in a truly petite body -- an utter rarity these days.

Thanks for the tip starkiller306

source: SonyStyle

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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. starkiller306

Posts: 58; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

happy to help :)

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Release the killer already... Taking way too long

3. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

if sony doesn't release it on time, as PA mentioned above some will change their mind to something else

4. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

This is the device GSMArena petitioned for.

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

YEAH THIS Z1 MINI is a beast compare to other flagships.

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

It would be either this or the nexus 6 for me.... come on Sony!

8. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Sell the Sony phones jnthe US on all manor carriers PLEASE!!! I'd buy one in a heartbeat.

9. Vireak unregistered

Got tired of waiting for the Z1 mini. I've bought an iPhone 5s.

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