Sony Xperia Z1S (Mini) for T-Mobile leaked, will probably be announced today

January 6, 2014

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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:

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!


  • George

    I’ve always said 1080p is overkill.
    You push the cpu and the gpu to the max, and most games will need to have less impressive visual effects in order to run fluently at this resolution.

    • Shark Bait

      Yep, and at 5 inches the benifis are negligible so it would be stupid at 4.3 . kudos to Sony for making a good mini phone !

  • raj

    Awesome…. was waiting for this mobile…..

  • Benjamin

    Tempted to change my ZL to Z1 mini if it’s available in my country Singapore.

  • Benjamin

    Tempted to change my ZL to Z1 mini if it’s available in my country.

  • Benjamin

    Tempted to change my ZL to Z1 mini if it’s available in my country

    • TjaldidTjaldid

      you said that 3 times already

      • Benjamin

        There was an error.

    • ryq24

      Why? Is ZL not good? Was planning to get one that is why am asking.

      • Benjamin

        Nope. Don’t get me wrong mate. ZL is superb. Just that I’m curious to try out the new Z1 mini. Cheers

      • arcwindz

        ZL is awesome, albeit so so batttery life since it is 5 inch with 1080p
        Z1 mini seems like a good deal if you don’t mind the smaller screen

  • ShiroiTaka

    Hope this is coming to the UK especially in time for my next contract :)

  • Jaun Lombard

    This is what I want…a flagship phone in small body. not like the S4 mini and HTC One mini…with bumped down spec!

    I just dont like the UI of SONY…it looks like Android Gingerbread!

    • Shark Bait

      Paranoid android, cyanogen, a launcher ?? The look of android is so easy to change , why should that bother you

      • George

        Agreed, Jaun that’s the best thing about Android, customization. :)
        You can transform your phone easily based on your taste or needs.

        • Shark Bait

          Exactly, it’s really easy to remove the OEM crap. I don’t get why people complain so much about the look of touch wiz

          • apianist16

            Because the average consumer doesn’t know Tiddleywinks about flashing a new ROM, rooting, or even putting on a launcher. And if they did, they would be afraid of bricking their phone, or something. So if the phone doesn’t suit them, they just get a different brand next time around.

          • Shark Bait

            rooting or roms yes, but a launcher no, every one can get a new launcher

          • apianist16

            The average consumer term applies to people who don’t read tech blogs, and use their smartphone mainly for voice calling and texting. We are tech enthusiasts who talk GUIs, cores, PPI and more. I, for one, don’t understand how some people can be so inept when it comes to tech, but I know they exist. :)

          • Shark Bait

            And we are the people complaining, see my point??

          • apianist16

            I gotcha. However, I would rather buy hardware that I don’t have to mess with. I could live with Sense or Moto’s UI, but I really think Touchwiz is just poorly written software. That’s all.

          • Shark Bait

            I completly agree, manufactures should be competing with their roms as well as hardware and pushing it forward. touch wiz looks awful! and LG’s is a touch wiz knock off so even worse!

  • MasterMuffin

    720p + Snapdragon 800 = PERFORMANCE

    • Luka Mlinar


      • MasterMuffin

        1440p is overkill, this is awesome

        • Luka Mlinar

          Not sure you understood my question. 800 on a 720P screen is overkill.

          • MasterMuffin

            I understood it, and I don’t think it’s overkill. I just told what I think is an overkill :)

          • Luka Mlinar

            That’s a whole other story isn’t it. 800 on a 1080P makes sense.

          • MasterMuffin

            It is :) S800 on 720p makes sense once Modern Combat 5, Asphalt 9 and N.O.V.A. 4 come out!

          • Luka Mlinar

            I doubt those games wouldn’t run on a 600.

          • MasterMuffin

            Higher the FPS the better

          • Zamroni

            If this is overkill. iPhone 5s processor is also overkill for 640p screen.

  • id10terrordfw

    The Z1 was never available on T-Mo US. Just the Z.

    • Bogdan Petrovan

      You’re right, I confused it with T-Mo UK. Thanks!

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  • Shanon Coleman

    This is the specs of the z1 compact, the compact is the mini. The tmobile is the same thing as the z1 expect its plastic instead of aluminum, Fyi it’s 1080 not 720