Sony Anami drawing

Miniature Xperia Z1 shown with pentaband HSPA and eight-band LTE

The next big Android device we're expecting to see from Sony is the Xperia Z1 S — a miniature version of its current Xperia Z1 flagship handset. We've seen leaked images of the device in recent months, and a Japanese version, dubbed the Xperia Z1 f, is about ready to go on sale. Now an FCC listing has revealed a little more info about the elusive smartphone, including a possible codename.

The technical drawing submitted to the FCC closely matches earlier leaked renders of the Z1 S, and includes a label with the model marked as "Anami" — notable for its similarity to the Z1's "Honami" moniker. If it's anything like its Japanese counterpart, the Z1 S should sport the same Snapdragon 800 CPU found in the Z1, with 2GB of RAM, an identical 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS camera and a smaller 4.3-inch 720p display.

The FCC listing shows pentaband HSPA support as well as LTE on bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 20 — the same eight bands as the European Xperia Z1, suggesting this is an international version of the device. There's still no firm information regarding when we can expect an official announcement, but given Sony's release patterns in previous years the company's CES 2014 press conference would be a good bet.

Source: FCC; via: Pocket-Lint


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Sony 'Anami' drops by the FCC, could be Xperia Z1 S


He's trying to say that FCC is U.S. It has to get certified by them before getting released here.

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Yeah, but a device passing through the FCC doesn't necessarily mean said device will be available for purchase in the US.

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500 is affordable, to me, and is always my "threshold," for how much "scratch" I'm willing to drop on a wireless device.

Anything more than that, and I don't need it, let alone want it.

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Yes. The FCC regulates US wireless/radio communications. Every device with a radio has to first be submitted to the FCC for testing.

Once the FCC gives its blessing, the device is submitted to the applicable carriers for approval.

Somebody please correct me, if I'm wrong: I believe the FCC has to make these submissions available to the public. However, there are aspects of the submission that may be withheld from public view, at the request of the submitting entity.

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Since I work with the FCC, I can answer

Yes. Somethings are trade secrets and kept out. Most things really are not.

And yes, almost all filings are public. Almost.

Some are more shrouded in mystery than others because you really do not have to give some things, but it is there.

Companies spend a ton of time sifting through that crap to see if they find something the competition is doing

My phone can beat up your phone. It's bigger, badder and has more moves. If worse comes to worse, it also comes with a sword.

Well, what did you expect? Sony doesn't really cater to the US market. Keeping the device exclusively GSM allows Sony to sell the same device in multiple markets.

Last time I checked, Verizon's and Sprint's CDMA bands were only available to them, and stateside, at that.

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