Very similar design purportedly holds high-end specs and same massive camera
IFA 2013 has come and gone, and while Sony lived up to the leaks and released its latest flagship the Xperia Z1 a rumored "mini" version of the handset didn't make an appearance. While details of a smaller handset have been sparse, an image has surfaced showing off a purported "Honami Mini" — aka Xperia Z1 Mini — next to the full-sized version of the handset.
The image, which you can see above, shows that the mini version has many of the same physical features as the Xperia Z1, with a glass back, large camera lens and silver accents, in a smaller package. The similarities are more than skin deep, and this latest leak continues the assumption than an Xperia Z1 Mini will have the same Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and 20.7MP camera sensor as the original.
The differences begin with a 4.3-inch display at 720p and a drop in storage to 8GB — rather than 1080p and 16GB — on the smaller handset, which you'd expect for the smaller (and presumably slightly cheaper) version. The leaker postulates a CES 2014 release, but we're going to wait until there's a bit more information on this one before we can speculate on that.