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Sony Xperia Z1 f launches in Japan

Miniature Xperia Z1 hits Docomo amid rumors of upcoming international version

As expected, today's the day the Sony Xperia Z1 f hits store shelves in Japan. The Docomo-branded phone is effectively a shrunk-down version of the Xperia Z1, Sony's current high-end handset. However unlike many "mini" versions of flagship smartphones, the Z1 f retains the high-end internals of its big brother — including a Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS camera unit — all packed into a smaller chassis with a 4.3-inch 720p display.

Full price for the phone is listed at ¥79,800 ($768), which is reduced when buying on contract. The device comes in white, black, lime and pink color options.

The Japanese launch comes as rumors swirl surrounding a possible international version for the Xperia Z1 f. A device codenamed "Anami" recently passed through the FCC looking very similar to the Japanese model, but with radio bands suggesting it may be a European handset. The name "Xperia Z1 S" has been suggested as a possible name for an international version, and if the reports are accurate then it's possible we could see this device at Sony's CES 2014 press conference in early January.

Source: Docomo

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  • Wow Posted via Android Central App
  • Imagine the performance of a S800 and a 720p screen Posted via Android Central App
  • Battery ??? Posted via Nexus 4 !!
  • 2300mAh Source:
  • I'll pass... Posted via Android Central App
  • "retains the high end specs" "720p screen" nope.
  • Its 720p on a lot smaller screen that really doesn't need 1080p. Plus better battery life. Posted via Android Central App
  • Actually, a 720p on this size phone is actually quite good. The typical 720p phone display, has a resolution of 1280x720. At 4.3 inches, that comes out to over 340ppi, which is even higher than the so called 'retina' display of the iPhone 5s. Posted via the awesome Android Central App
  • On a 4.3" screen? YES. The HTC Rezound screen is amazing.. plus add the other specs of the full size Z1 and this phone is a little beast.
  • Samsung and HTC and everyone can learn from this phone not to dumb down specs so much Sony can do it you can too Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 or Moto G
  • In Japan Samsung has the Galaxy J, which is essentially a 'mini' Note 3. I say mini, but it has the same form factor as the S4. Looks a bit like a 5s though. Posted via Android Central App
  • I respect the fact that the device is keeping all of the specs of its big brother. Not everyone can hold those larger phones comfortably.
  • You got that right have you seen the z ultra in person its big maybe even for shaq Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 or Moto G