We all knew this phone was coming, we just didn’t know what to call it. Sony Xperia Z1 f International? Sony Amami? Sony Xperia Z1 S? Wrong, wrong, and wrong.
Meet the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, arguably the first phone to deliver flagship-level specs in a pocket-friendly package. Er, since the whole phablet craze, anyway.
As Sony says, the Xperia Z1 Compact delivers all the goodness of the flagship Xperia Z1, but without having to lug around a considerable 5in hunk of smartphone.
For starters, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact specs include that 20.7MP rear camera, complete with “G Lens”, “Exmor RS” and “BIONZ for mobile” technologies.
As for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact display, we’re dropping from 1080p to a comparatively modest 720p, but having said that, 1280 x 720 pixels on a 4.3in display still yields 342 PPI. The late Steve Jobs would’ve been more than happy with that.
Other Sony Xperia Z1 Compact specs include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 2,300mAh battery, and water and dust-resistance (IP55/IP58 and IP55 respectively).
On operating system duties it’s Jelly Bean Android 4.3, but an update to KitKat Android 4.4 is expected in a matter of weeks.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact will touch down globally “from February 2014”. Specifics on UK availability and price just as soon as we hear them.
When it does finally arrive, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact colours will include white, black, lime, and – Jan’s favourite – pink.