CES: Sony finally launched the diminutive of the Xperia Z1, called the Xperia Z1 Compact, along with the T-Mobile version of the Xperia Z1, the Xperia Z1S.
The Xperia Z1 Compact, as it was suspected before, is actually the same Xperia Z1 smartphone on the inside, but in a more compact body. That said, it houses the same great Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz and the breathtaking 20.7MP camera. The rest of the specs follow as this: 2GB RAM, 16GB storage plus a microSD card slot, 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth, WiFi, and a waterproof body. The display is 4.3 inches big, and its resolution was lowered to 720p, but without a really big impact on the perceived sharpness. The battery has also been shrunk to 2300mAh, but that was expected, as the body of the Z1 Compact is notably smaller than the one of its bigger brother. The smartphone runs on Android 4.3 Jellybean, and it’s expected to receive 4.4 KitKat soon.
The Xperia Z1 Compact will be priced between the Xperia Z and Z1, and will become available next month.
The Sony Xperia Z1S doesn’t need such an introduction, as it’s the exact same Xperia Z1, but for the T-Mobile carrier. It packs the same specs, including the Snapdragon 800 CPU, 20.7MP camera, and so on. It will be available starting January 22 through T-Mobile US for $22 on contract, $603 outright.