updated 11:32 am EDT, Mon September 30, 2013
Small Z1 powered by same processor
Sony's rumored 'mini' variant of its new Xperia Z1 flagship smartphone has surfaced in yet another leak. Brochure images show an "Xperia Z1 f" alongside the current model, stepping down from the 5.0-inch 1920x1080 display to a smaller 4.3-inch 1280x720 panel. Both are said to share the same quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 20.7-megapixel camera.
The leak, which was posted by Xperia Blog and spotted by Engadget, is believed to have originated from Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo. The information has yet to be confirmed, however it appears to match several other leaks surrounding the device.
As expected, the smaller build is said to make a tradeoff in battery size with a 2300mAh cell rather than the full 3050mAh battery of the larger edition. Overall dimensions are believed to have been shaved down to 127mm x 65mm x 9.4mm.
The earlier leaks have pointed to CES 2014 in January as a likely unveiling venue.