Sony Xperia Z1S release date: November 26?

Sony Xperia Z1S release date: November 26?The Sony Xperia Z1 f appears to be very much a Japanese exclusive, but the manufacturer would be insane to restrict the handset’s availability to its home turf.

The answer? An international variant in the form of the Sony Xperia Z1S. Reading between some admittedly salty lines, it looks like the Sony Xperia Z1S release date might (ahem) fall on November 26, and in the meantime we’re getting a look at some leaked pics.

For those unfamiliar with the phone, it’s essentially a smaller – or “mini” – version of the 5in Sony Xperia Z1 with a 4.3in display, and unlike the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and HTC One mini, it doesn’t scrimp on specs.

Indeed, pretty much the only trade-off is the 720p resolution (as opposed to 1080p full HD), but on a 4.3in display, that’s still an impressive PPI of 342.

Other rumoured Sony Xperia Z1S specs include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and Sony’s 20.7MP rear camera. Sounds pretty freakin’ sweet on paper, huh?

Over on Amazon, there’s a Kolay Sony Xperia Z1S gel case and stylus pack set for release on November 26. Why November 26? Well, it could be the Sony Xperia Z1S release date, but don’t hold your breath. Indeed, Amazon notes: “Please note that release dates are subject to change.”

Having said that, the Sony Xperia Z1S made a brief appearance on Sony’s global site a few days ago ("Oops!"), so we mightn’t have long to wait.

In any case, has a ton of spanking new Sony Xperia Z1S pictures on which to feasteth thine eyeballs.

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Stelph  Nov. 14, 2013 at 10:25

Price will be an interesting one now considering the Moto G has just broken cover

Yes I expect that the mini will be considerably better specced and have better features (and the excellent camera) but looks like they may have waited a little too long to hit other markets and might find sales may suffer if its priced the usual £399 + considring the Moto G will be £159 and has a similar size and screen (which is all the majority of phone shoppers look at anyway!)

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 14, 2013 at 14:13

€350 - upper limit. More? Hello P6, Moto G etc etc etc Hey, The Htc One Mini isn't too shabby, either. I don't think the Z1s's camera alone can attract big payers!


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