Xperia Z1 f (Xperia Z1 mini) now official in Japan
Sony just unveiled the Xperia Z1 f (SO-02F), a 4.3-inch variant of the Xperia Z1 that will be carried exclusively by Japanese operator Docomo.
Sharing most of the specifications of its older sibling, the Xperia Z1 f is targeted to Android users who prefer smaller devices but don’t want to skimp on quality. The petite flagship features a 4.3-inch TFT LCD screen of 720p resolution, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 2300 mAh battery, and the same 20.7MP camera that equips the Xperia Z1.
At least in theory, the smaller resolution should not be a problem on such a small display, as you can see from the video below.
The Xperia Z1 f is 30 grams lighter than the Z1, but is slightly thicker, at 9.4 millimeters. Fortunately, Sony maintained the excellent build quality of the Z1, with that gorgeous glass and aluminum frame giving the mini version a sleek allure. The phone will be available in black, white, purple, and lime.
There’s a chance Sony will make the mini version of the Xperia Z1 available internationally, but, for now, we have no confirmation on the matter. There clearly is demand for smaller Android flagships, and the Xperia Z1 f/mini sets a new standard in this area, so we do hope to see it soon in more markets.