Only a week after Sony's Xperia Z1 hit Indian stores, leaked images of its Mini version, aka Honami Mini, have leaked across the Internet. The leaks were obtained by Xperia Blog, who came across a brochure from NTT DoCoMo. The document shows the Japanese specifications of the Sony "Xperia Z1 f" codenamed f (SO-02F).
There are chances that the documentation could be fake, but all the details in it are in line with previous NTT DoCoMo documentation that have leaked in the past. Yes, the specs are in Japanese, but what you'll notice right away is that the Honami Mini or the Xperia Z1f as the document calls it, will come in a variety of colors : black, white, pink and yellow. This is a sharp contrast to Sony's design scheme for the Z series and it looks like Sony is following a trend set by Apple, who got colorful with their iPhone 5C.
It will use a smaller 4.3-inch display with 720 x 1280 resolution, which will be the key difference between the Z1 and Z1f. It will have dimensions of 127mm x 64.9mm x 9.4mm.
If the spec sheet is to be believed, the Xperia Z1 f (SO-02F) will have the same 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset that is used by the Xperia Z1 (SO-01F), along with 2GB RAM. For storage, there will be16GB on board. The device uses a smaller 2300mAh battery as opposed to the larger 3000 mAh battery seen on its larger sibling. For imaging, the device will use the same 20.7MP rear camera sensor and 2.2MP front camera. and The phone will also have IP55/IP58 dust and water resistance.
The existence of this device does not come as a surprise since it has become common practice in this day and age for manufacturers to launch smaller, more compact versions of their flagship phablets.