The long rumored Mini variant of the Xperia Z1 may finally be making an appearance outside Japan, as an image of the T-Mobile version of the device surfaced on the web. Accompanying the image from @evleaks are the alleged core specs of the device.
With CES underway, and Sony set to host a press event today at 5PM PST, it seems very likely that the miniaturized Sony flagship will launch today at the Convention Center in Las Vegas. Dubbed Xperia Z1S, the device will feature most of the specifications of its larger sibling, packed into a smaller form factor with a 4.3-inch display.
Noted leak purveyor @evleaks tweeted this morning the image above that suggests the device will make it to T-Mobile in the United States. T-Mobile is Sony’s established partner in the US, having carried the Xperia Z last year. In another tweet, @evleaks “confirms” the specifications of the device, though there are no surprises here:
Sony XPERIA Z1^s: MSM8974 2.2GHz x 4, 4.3" 720p, 2GB/16GB, 20.7MP/2MP, 2300mAh, JB MR2.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 6, 2014
Unlike other Mini devices, the Xperia Z1S is uncompromising – the device packs the same beefy Snapdragon 800 processor that ticks inside the Z1 and comes with the same 20.7MP G Lens rear camera. Battery capacity is reasonably good for a device of this size, while the 720p screen may seem a letdown, but the density of 343 ppi should be perfectly good.
We’ll probably learn everything there is to know about the Xperia Z1S in a few hours so stay tuned as we continue our CES coverage!