Jan 06 AT 8:25 PM Nick Gray 16 Comments

Sony Xperia Z1s unveiled – launching January 13 exclusively on T-Mobile

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During Sony’s press event at CES, the Xperia Z1s was finally unveiled. As expected, the spec sheet on the Sony Xperia Z1s is composed of a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core 2.2GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 20.7 MP camera, 3,000mAh battery, NFC, up to 32GB of storage and a microSD card slot.  The Sony Xperia Z1s is also the first “water proof” flagship phone from Sony with an IP58 rating – allowing the device to be submerged in 4.9 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. That definitely covers a dunk in your coffee, rainpuddle or, heaven forbid, the toilet.

The Sony Xperia Z1s will be available exclusively on T-Mobile in the US market on January 13 online and January 22 in participating T-Mobile stores. Pricing is set at $528, and you can get a $100 Visa Gift Card when you purchase the Sony Xperia Z1s and a Play Station 4.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Stanglifemike

    So which is it, a 5″ display or 4.3″ display?? This article says that it has both! Lol

    • Ari GoldBlack

      They are releasing two phones. One each size

      • Stanglifemike

        So they’re releasing a 4.3″ Z1s AND a 5″ Z1s? I thought Sony announced the Z1s has a 5″ display, and that they’re also releasing a Z1 mini with a 4.3″ display. Is that not correct?

        • jamal adam

          The Z1 had been released in other parts of the world as Sony’s flagship device and is now finally being brought to the states as the Z1s on T-Mobile. This is indeed the 5″ screen smartphone. The other phone is called the Z1 Compact because it has a 4.3″ screen and is high end and thus the use of the word “Compact” in the name. I hope this makes sense.

          • Stanglifemike

            Makes perfect sense! That’s what I thought as well! As you see there is no mention of “Compact” or “Mini” in this article though, that’s why they need to make corrections to it. Also, Ari (who I replied to) said they are releasing 2 versions of this phone, yet they never mentioned Compact or Mini either.

  • yankeesusa

    Tmobile says this phone will cost 603 to buy outright. At 528 that is really good price. I had the xperia with tmobile and my wife will has hers and it’s a great phone. Only reason I didn’t keep it was because it has a locked down bootloader and I missed the screen on my note 2. I will definitely take a look at this phone so my next phone. Can’t wait

  • jerrbomb

    Umm.. I though it was the smaller compact version of the Z1? If I’m wrong then ill take that..

  • jerrbomb

    Okay.. I take it back.. I’m sorry.. The Z1s is for tmobile exclusively and then the Z1 Compact is the latter.. There was slight confusion… Lol

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      Yeah, it confused us at first as well. All rumors were circling around the Z1 Compact. We were not expecting the Z1S which is simply a T-Mobile version of the Z1.

      • jamal adam

        I still don’t get the point of the s in the Z1s. It seem rather unnecessary.

      • jerrbomb

        Ikr.. I was like really? You have to add the S to make it exclusive? Lol

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  • Chuxter

    No mention of what Android version this will include?!?

    • jerrbomb

      I hear it Android 4.3

  • kellan silas

    I’ve been always so indecisive to start my own blog as I wasn’t sure that it’ll gain popularity.

  • donger

    Go Sony.

  1. StanglifemikeGuest 1 year ago

    So which is it, a 5″ display or 4.3″ display?? This article says that it has both! Lol

    • Ari GoldBlackGuest 1 year ago

      They are releasing two phones. One each size

      • StanglifemikeGuest 1 year ago

        So they’re releasing a 4.3″ Z1s AND a 5″ Z1s? I thought Sony announced the Z1s has a 5″ display, and that they’re also releasing a Z1 mini with a 4.3″ display. Is that not correct?

        • The Z1 had been released in other parts of the world as Sony’s flagship device and is now finally being brought to the states as the Z1s on T-Mobile. This is indeed the 5″ screen smartphone. The other phone is called the Z1 Compact because it has a 4.3″ screen and is high end and thus the use of the word “Compact” in the name. I hope this makes sense.

          • StanglifemikeGuest 1 year ago

            Makes perfect sense! That’s what I thought as well! As you see there is no mention of “Compact” or “Mini” in this article though, that’s why they need to make corrections to it. Also, Ari (who I replied to) said they are releasing 2 versions of this phone, yet they never mentioned Compact or Mini either.

  2. Tmobile says this phone will cost 603 to buy outright. At 528 that is really good price. I had the xperia with tmobile and my wife will has hers and it’s a great phone. Only reason I didn’t keep it was because it has a locked down bootloader and I missed the screen on my note 2. I will definitely take a look at this phone so my next phone. Can’t wait

  3. Umm.. I though it was the smaller compact version of the Z1? If I’m wrong then ill take that..

  4. Okay.. I take it back.. I’m sorry.. The Z1s is for tmobile exclusively and then the Z1 Compact is the latter.. There was slight confusion… Lol

    • Yeah, it confused us at first as well. All rumors were circling around the Z1 Compact. We were not expecting the Z1S which is simply a T-Mobile version of the Z1.

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  6. No mention of what Android version this will include?!?

  7. kellan silasGuest 1 year ago

    I’ve been always so indecisive to start my own blog as I wasn’t sure that it’ll gain popularity.

  8. Go Sony.