Jul 08 AT 7:27 PM Alex Wagner 4 Comments

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z1 Compact sales begin in the U.S.

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Been eagerly awaiting the U.S. launch of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact? If so, it’s time to whip out that credit card, because the XZ1C has finally made its way Stateside.

Sony is selling the Xperia Z1 Compact in its online store in black, white and pink. In exchange for your hard-earned $549.99, you’ll receive a device with the following specs:

  • 4.3-inch 1280×720 display
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 20.7-megapixel camera with Exmor RS for mobile sensor
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 2GB of RAM
  • HSPA+ 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz, LTE bands 1/2/4/5/7/8/20
  • 2300mAh battery
  • IP55 and IP58 rated to be waterproof and dust resistant
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

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Sony is one of the few manufacturers that continue to offer its unlocked hardware to U.S. consumers, and so it’s great to see that trend continue with the Xperia Z1 Compact. Why it took the XZ1C six months to make its way Stateside is unknown, but hey, at least it’s finally here.

If you’d like a preview of how the Xperia Z1 Compact handles before plunking down nearly six Benjamins, you should check out our hands-on video below.

Are any of you thinking about picking up the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact now that it’s available in the U.S.?

Via: Xperia Blog

Source: Sony

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