Sony Xperia Z Mini Rumours Gain Traction

Sony’s foray into the smartphone market has been gaining momentum over the past 12 months, with the release of its Xperia Z handset getting good reviews. Since then, there have been some solid rumours that the company is working on a mini version with a website out of China claiming to have shots of a product catalogue with specifications of the yet-to-be released device.

By Mike Wheeler

Sony’s foray into the smartphone market has been gaining momentum over the past 12 months, with the release of its Xperia Z handset getting good reviews.

Since then, there have been some solid rumours that the company is working on a mini version with a website out of China claiming to have shots of a product catalogue with specifications of the yet-to-be released device.

Currently called the the Xperia Z1 f – the device is claimed to feature a 4.3-inch 1280 x720 pixel display, and built-in memory of 16GB. The latter feature makes sense – if you’re going to build a smaller version then something needs to be sacrificed. 

And what else does it have under its hood? The specs say it will have a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and, like its big brother will be both water- and dust-proof. What we do find a little hard to believe is that it will have a 20.7 megapixel camera, like the bigger version, but we’re not totally discounting it.

As expected the battery has been reduced to 2400 mAH (from 3000mAH), which will make it lighter, and vicariously, thinner. It will support 4G, wifi, 3G, Bluetooth and NFC. It operating system will be Android Jelly Bean.

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