Sony has announced the compact version of their flagship, Xperia Z1, the Xperia Z1 Compact. The device is no way have poorer specs when compared to the original Xperia Z1. The compact in the name suggests that the device is just compact in size and is not a mini version with poorer specs that Xperia Z1. The device was originally launched in Japan October 2013 with the name Xperia Z1F, so it may seem a little bit familiar.
The device is smaller and sports a 4.3-inch IPS 1280 x 720 pixel resolution display and measures 127 x 64.9 x 9.5mm weighing 140g. It will be available in many colors including hot pink, bright lime and the more traditional black and white. The device will feature the same specs of Xperia Z1 such as 20.1-megapixel “G Lens” camera, powerful quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, NFC, and Qi wireless charging. Now since the device has a smaller display, Sony has decided that, it will only need a battery with lesser capacity. So instead of the 3000 mAh battery, the Xperia Z1 Compact comes with a 2300 mAh battery.
The device will come with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box and will receive an update to Android 4.4 KitKat by March. The smartphone is scheduled to hit UK by mid-February.
Update: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is now available for pre-order on Clove UK – SIM-free for £430 (including VAT). Stock will be available in mid-February like previously announced. Clove UK currently accepting pre-orders for Black and White versions of Xperia Z1 Compact.
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