Sony unveils Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition in China, an LTE-less Z1 Compact

Sony unveils Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition in China, an LTE-less Z1 Compact
Sony has just unveiled its new Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition along with a few other phones for the world’s biggest market, China. The Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition, also known as the M51w, is basically a China-bound variation on the Z1 Compact with the same 4.3” display, top-notch Snapdragon 800 chip, 20-megapixel camera and colorful glass body.

There is one key difference, though, and that’s the lack of 4G LTE support in this particular model (the Z1 Compact has 4G LTE connectivity). The lack of LTE connectivity is not that big of a problem in China where the network is only now starting to get rolled out and coverage is very limited.

Sony announced two other China-bound devices. The first one is the LTE-equipped Xperia Z1 that is also known under the L39u model name. The second one is the 3G-enabled Xperia T2 Ultra dual (also known as the XM50h) for China Unicom, and it also comes in a 4G/LTE XM50t model that is coming to China Mobile.

Take a look at the first images from the Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition right below.


source: ePrice via Xperia blog

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Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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19 Comments

1. aranauser

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Colour phones=lumia

4. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I think 4 colours can be hardly considered a rich colour palette. Unless if you believe that all manufacturers apart from Nokia should only have black, gray and white phones.

5. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Plenty of Japanese manufacturer already had multiple colurs before Lumia.

8. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

but remember, nokia is the first cellular maker, so the nokia colorful start before other

14. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Wow where do you live kid? Motorola was the first maker of Cellular Phone!

16. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Wow where do you live kid? Nokia fanboys dream land.

15. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

lol being first to use color on phone. is it even a thing?

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Sony, you've made it! Display with good viewing angles!

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sony is starting to pull a Samsung by releasing devices...

6. bananana

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

nah... a samsung is releasing devices with similar designs (in which sony is not) with almost similar specs (in which sony is not too) and with a much more frequent numbers... hopefully sony will keep its cool and made it to the top. Keep calm and carry on sony!

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

All of the Xperia devices since last year look exactly the same.

11. yudi.nemesis unregistered

If you think Xperia SP/ZL/C/M/L/ZR/Z is look the same i think you must be blind.

12. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

Sadly they do. Its even more confusing than Galaxies because of Sony's naming scheme using only letters. But I admit Xperia's design look much more premium than Galaxies, but I like Samsung's more, maybe because of ergonomics and lesser bezels.

13. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Lol... another blind samsung fanboy. Do you think Xperia Z has rounded corner, curve side and transparent bar like Xperia SP?? "Its even more confusing than Galaxies because of Sony's naming scheme using only letters" that's one of the most stupidest things i ever read.

18. bananana

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

i agree with you.. the question is, how much does samsung pays em? (if they are paid)

19. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

LOL "blind samsung fanboy"? Does a "blind samsung fanboy" admit that xperia designs are MUCH MORE premium than Galaxies? It was all IMO by the way.

7. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Sony why you dont start to make another design? Not only square and square

17. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Am I the only one that thinks the black face plates look disgustingly out of place? Especially with that thick wrap-around bezel

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