November 22, 2013
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The Sony Xperia Z1 was officially announced back in early September, sporting three different color choices: white, black and purple. Fast-forwarding to today, it looks like a special edition red Xperia Z1 might also be in the works.

The red version of the Sony Xperia Z1 was first spotted in the wild thanks to a series of images posted up on the Xperia Guide website. While Sony has yet to officially confirm this model, the pictures certainly look reasonably legit. Of course there’s still a chance the images could be fake, and so speculation is certainly advised.

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That said, Sony is known for offering their devices in a wide range of colors, so the idea of a red Xperia Z1 isn’t exactly out of character. There is one curious oddity found in the pictures, however — the mention of Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

We admit this is fairly suspect, considering we haven’t even seen Android 4.4.1 yet. Still, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the color itself isn’t the real deal. We also know that Sony is already preparing to bring Android 4.4 KitKat to the Xperia Z1 sometime in the not-terribly-distant future, so perhaps this is some kind of test version? Hard to say for sure.

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It’s worth noting that even if Sony really is preparing to release a red Xperia Z1, there’s no way of knowing which markets it will actually come to. What do you think, would you like to get your hands on a red version of the Xperia Z1, or are you perfectly happy with the existing color choices?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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