The Sony Xperia Z1 enjoyed more than its fair share of leak-based attention prior to the official launch in Berlin, so much so that IFA attendees collectively shrugged, demanding: “Tell us something we don’t know, Sony.”
Not to be outdone, the much-rumoured Sony Xperia Z1S might as well be official at this point, and indeed it’s seemingly been snapped next to the phone upon which it be based.
For those new to the Sony Xperia Z1S tale (where have you been?), it’s essentially a smaller version of the 5in Sony Xperia Z1, cramming pretty much all the latter’s greatness into a 4.3in body.
Of course, that was the story with the Xperia Z1 f, which appears to be staying put in Sony’s home territory of Japan, the Xperia Z1S likely serving as the international version.
With flagships tending to hang around the 5in mark at present, the Sony Xperia Z1S could very well be the phone many people have been holding out for, boasting flagship specs in a more pocket-friendly package.
Sony Xperia Z1S specs supposedly include a 4.3in 720p display (IPS as opposed to TFT, according to the latest rumours), quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 20.7MP rear camera.
Price will of course be crucial, so here’s hoping Sony realises what it’s sitting on; don’t price it out of people’s stockings. Er, assuming it's announced before Christmas.
via: Xperia Guide