Nov 17 AT 9:50 PM Alex Wagner 6 Comments

Sony Xperia Z1s spied lounging around in the wild next to Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1s leak

Less than a week after an entry for the Sony Xperia Z1s made a brief appearance on Sony’s own website, we’re getting a peek at what may be the device itself. A photo posted to Chinese forum Digi-Wo claims to show the Xperia Z1s lounging around in the wild next to its full-size Xperia Z1 sibling. The two handsets look fairly similar, with both sporting the OmniBalance design that Sony’s used on several of its recent flagship handsets, though obviously the Z1s and its 4.3-inch display are a tad smaller than the Z1 and its 5-inch screen.

We’ve seen quite a few miniaturized versions of flagship smartphones recently, including the Samsung’s Galaxy S III mini and Galaxy S4 mini as well as HTC’s One mini. Now Sony is getting in on the mini action with the NTT DoCoMo-bound Xperia Z1 f and its international counterpart, the Xperia Z1s. We’ll have to wait until Sony makes the Xperia Z1s official before we know exactly what makes it tick, but it’s good to see that the company is getting in on the mini smartphone trend so that fans of Sony hardware and software have a shrunken flagship to call their own.

Via: XperiaBlog

Source: Digi-Wo

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  • Jake H

    God I just wish they would start putting the same specs in all these mini versions.

    • rustic

      ^ This.

  • ratczat

    In this mini, the specs will be crazy!

    • CTown

      Well, if I were an OEM I wouldn’t even bother with a Snapdragon 400 device (which is commonly paired with a 720p screen). The Moto G just wipes the floor with its competition thanks to its $200 price tag. Perhaps, putting great parts into a “small” device was Sony’s only way to get to the audience that wants these “mini” phones.


    I wish you guys would review the Z1. With Phonedog behind you, and with so many authors, I don’t know why you can’t review all high end phones. How many articles are we gonna see on this site about the Z1s or Z1f?

  • donger

    Sony does make some sexy phones.