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Sony shows off its hot new Sony Xperia Z1S on video, complete with T-Mobile branding

Sony shows off its hot new Sony Xperia Z1S on video, complete with T-Mobile branding
As we told you Monday afternoon when the device was introduced at CES, the Sony Xperia Z1S is a slightly revamped version of the flagship Sony Xperia Z1, but will be available exclusively from T-Mobile in the U.S. There are some changes, as we told you about, including the placement of the headset jack to a more centered position on top, and a doubling of the native storage to 32GB. It is the first phone to be preloaded with the PlayStation app, and only the Xperia Z1S is preloaded with the Background Defocus setting. This allows your picture to show more depth with a focus on the foreground, by blurring the background.

Sony also wanted to point out in the video that the headphone jack is waterproof, just like the rest of the phone and all of the ports. Therefore, even if you're listening on your headphones when you fall into the pool (or get pushed), your Xperia Z1S will survive. This is not a change from the Sony Xperia Z1, which also has a waterproof headphone jack, but is a improvement from the Sony Xperia Z, which is currently available via T-Mobile.

The video also notes that online orders will begin on January 13th, while brick and mortar sales at the carrier begin on January 22nd. Considering what a hot number this phone is, and how innovative T-Mobile has become, the Sony Xperia Z1S and the nation's fourth largest carrier seem to be made for each other.

source: Sony

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posted on 06 Jan 2014, 23:30 1

1. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 151; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

awesome phone,hope it will get update soon

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 02:03 1

2. Akfred (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)

Update is not a problem cause Sony has schedule update
For early February, same thing happens to z, zl,z1and
Z ultra. I want this phone, I really like the name Z1 compact
So it won't be classed as a mini phone

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 06:30

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I have the Z1... What's the difference on these phones?

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 07:22

6. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

sony- great on hardware.
just handle their software

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 07:40

7. jb4674 (Posts: 145; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

When is Sony going to release the Z1 c6906 in the US??????

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