Terrible names are nothing new in the world of mobile phones and tablets (here’s looking at you, Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy), but we’ve no idea what the hell Sony is up to here.
We all knew to expect a Sony Xperia Z1 mini, a smaller version of Android flagships being all but compulsory in the current climate, but apparently it will indeed be called the Sony Xperia Z1 f. What the f?
The handset has popped up in a brochure for Japan’s DoCoMo network (the country’s largest carrier, incidentally), and yes, it looks like it’ll be called the Sony Xperia Z1 f – in The Land of the Rising Sun, at least.
To think that some guys sat in a room and decided what to call the diminutive handset... “What about Sony Xperia Z1 mini?” “Nah, too obvious.” "Sony Xperia Z1... g? "Now we're getting somewhere!" “Sony Xperia Z1… f?” “Perfect!” What the hell does the ‘f’ even stand for?
Name aside, the Sony Xperia Z1 f appears to tick all the proverbial boxes, essentially delivering all the goodness of the 5in Sony Xperia Z1 in a smaller package, without scrimping on the internals.
In particular, Sony Xperia Z1 f specs should include a 4.3in 720p display, 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2, and of course – the headline feature – a 20.7MP rear camera.
By all accounts, it sounds like the Sony Xperia Z1 f will be an awesome little phone, in a world where not everyone wants an awesome giant phone. Who’s buying one?
via: Unwired View