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Exclusive: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact To Hit Indian Market in Mid February
Sony originally launched the Xperia Z1 Compact at this year's CES 2014. Now the Japanese mobile phone maker is releasing the new smartphone in global potential markets, and fortunately India is one among them. Sources close to GizBot have revealed that Sony is planning to launch the Xperia Z1 Compact in India in mid- February next month.
The company hasn't finalized the retail price; so it would be tough to comment on the pricing. However, analyzing the past launches, GizBot expects the smartphone to be priced around Rs. 35,000 in the Indian market.
Also, the flagship Xperia Z1 is priced at Rs. 40,000 and based on the market speculation, the Xperia Z1 Compact should be priced under Rs. 36,000.
While, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a mini version of popular flagship, the Xperia Z1, Sony has made no major changes when it comes to internal hardware. The only difference you will find between the two devices is the size, and a smaller display.
Here are the detailed specs of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. Take a look!
4.3" Triluminous IPS display having a 720p resolution
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box
2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (quad-core) SoC 2GB RAM; 16GB ROM (expandable)
20.7MP rear-facing camera, backed by Carl Zeiss optics, OIS (optical image stabilization), Auto Focus, LED flash,
2MP front-facing camera
2,300mAh battery NFC; Bluetooth 4.0; A-GPS
Bluetooth 4.0 LE; 3G; FM Radio
Waterproof and dust-resistant
It is to be seen if a brand like Sony able to pull it off well , when it comes to marketing of Xperia Z1 Compact. So far the specs appears to be awesome , and being manufactured by Sony, is another plus point. The only concern here is the final retail price of Xperia Z1 Compact.
The year 2013 could be recognized as Sony's year by all means. The company delivered five back-to-back hits in the form of Xperia Z, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1, Xperia E and lastly mid-range Xperia C. So yes, Sony is back into the game, and aims to be a dominant player in the smartphone market.
Meanwhile, Sony has to face tough competition from established players like Apple and Samsung in the International market, and also, at the same time domestic vendors from India and China are becoming a big threat.
Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!