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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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. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

awesome phone,hope it will get update soon

2. Akfred

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 08, 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

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

6. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

sony- great on hardware. just handle their software

7. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

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

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