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Sony Xperia Z1F Now Available in Japan: What about Global Release Date?

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Published: Friday, December 20, 2013, 11:43 [IST]

The final countdown to next year's CES has already begun. Sony has been making waves in the smartphone market since the beginning of 2013. With three back to back successful devices in the Xperia Z series. Now the company has been preparing to announce thier new ‘connected devices' at the CES 2014.

But before that the Japanese giant launched the Xperia Z1F in its native market. It's the same phone that is expected to go official early next year by the name of Xperia Z1S.

Talking about the Xperia Z1F, this miniature version of Sony's flagship device, the Xperia Z1 is now available in Japanese market starting today.

Japanese carrier provider NTT DoCoMo announced the Xperia Z1F in October this year. Since then the device has been rumored to arrive in select markets sometime later or early next year.

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Sony Xperia Z1F Now Available in Japan: What about Global Release Date

The Xperia Z1F is a low-cost version of original Xperia Z1. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini or HTC One Mini, the handset is at par with its older sibling in respect to hardware and features.

The phone incorporates a 4.3-inch TFT LCD 720p HD resolution. It is powered by a 2.2 quad-core processor, thanks to Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC (MSM8974), 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM (expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot). Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out the device.

The Xperia Z1f also supports 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC and a 2300mAh battery. There's a 20.7-megapixel rear shooter powered by "G "Lens and better than expected front-facing camera.

Now the mini version of Xperia Z1 is available in Japan, but what about the International release date of Xperia Z1F.

There are different theories going around the device. Some believe that Sony could announce the Xperia Z1F with a different name at the CES 2014, while others say the Xperia Z1S is a predecessor of current flagship.

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The long rumored handset recently spotted at the FCC. Rumor has it that the Xperia Z1S is expected to reach European market early next year. Moreover, FCC filing suggests that the purported phone will run the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. Better known as "Anami "internally, the device measures 127 mm in height and 64.9 mm in width.

The phone appears to be similar to the Xperia Z1f, an International variant exclusive to Japanese market. Moreover, the filing also listed out exact model number i.e. Sony D5503.

Are you looking forward to buy the Xperia Z1S? Make sure you leave your comment below the story.

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