Sony Xperia Z1f officially announced, but Japan only for now

Sony Xperia Z1f officially announced, but Japan only for nowYou may not love the name, but the phone is here all the same: we're talking about the Sony Xperia Z1f – or the Xperia Z1 mini, which has just launched in Japan.

And that's where it may be staying for now, as the latest addition to the Xperia family looks to be a dedicated release for Sony's home market at present.

The Xperia Z1f was announced at a DoCoMo event this morning, and given how widely it's been leaked over the past few weeks, there's no mystery to what it delivers: quite simply, it's an Xperia Z1 but with a smaller display.

In other words, you get a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, that fancy 20.1MP G Lens camera, and a 2300mAh battery, which unsurprisingly is the other area to give way in achieving the smaller Xperia Z1f's overall size (the Xperia Z1 comes with a 3000mAh unit).

The drop in size also sees a drop in weight from the Xperia Z1's 170g down to a trimmer 140g on the Xperia Z1f, but beyond that the specs look to be identical.

DoCoMo customers will be the first to see the Xperia Z1f – in a choice of lime, black, white or pink, but they'll still have to wait all the way until December to get the chance.

As for the rest of the planet, Sony has yet to reveal its plans, but if the Sony Xperia Z1f does make it to UK shores, expect it to arrive with a slightly different name.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 10, 2013 at 09:11

Of course - a well specced reasonably sized device ... why should we get that?!

winlang  Oct. 10, 2013 at 09:38

wow,Nice phone.... decent hardware, but not huge size. Prefect phone for pocket carrying.

rob585  Oct. 10, 2013 at 19:47

A reasonable sized phone packed to the rafter with excellent hardware top speed and great camera.....surely a no brainer...Sony must release this world wide and watch the pennies roll in...or like most of these dumb companies they will release a similar version internationally with slower processor, less memory and toned down camera.....doh!!!


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