NTT DoCoMo has unveiled a new portfolio of smartphones on its network in Japan including the long rumored Xperia Z1 f that’s also known as the Z1 mini. Additionally, the carrier also disclosed that Sony’s flagship handset, the Note 3, LG’s G2 and the recently leaked Galaxy J amongst others will be available this month.
Confirmation of the handset’s existence surfaced towards the end of September through a leaked brochure from NTT DoCoMo which disclosed specifications and other information about the smartphone. The Z1 f branding could be limited to Japan, as Sony is most likely to market the handset as the Z1 mini globally. The smartphone unlike other compact versions of flagships retains almost every key feature of its larger sibling.
Of course, the display size has been reduced down to 4.3 inches with 720p resolution, but the panel still proffers Triluminos technology with X-Reality. The remaining components are identical to that of the Xperia Z1. You’ll get an IP55/IP58 certified dust- and water-resistant form factor and powerful hardware that will put any mid-range handset to shame.
A quad core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor delivers the steam on the inside and it’s accompanied by 2GB of RAM. There’s no word on storage as yet, but the NTT DoCoMo variant should have 32GB of on-board memory. The handset runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and it’s powered by a 2300mAh battery. The device also sports the same 2.2MP webcam and 20.7MP G Lens camera found on the Xperia Z1.
There’s no word on price just yet, but seeing that the only difference between the Xperia Z1 mini and the original is the screen size, you can expect it to retail a bit lower than the flagship.