updated 07:58 am EST, Fri December 13, 2013
International version of Xperia Z1f to have Android 4.3 onboard
The rumored Sony Xperia Z1 Mini has reportedly reached the FCC for testing, as the company prepares it for launch in the US and Europe. The filing for the smaller version of the Xperia Z1, previously called the Xperia Z1S, offers little in the way of new information for the device, except that it has the model number D5503 and given the codename "Amami."
The filing does appear to show that the Amami will have Android Jelly Bean pre-installed instead of Android KitKat, reports PhoneArena, though this could still change before its launch.
Sony Xperia Z1f
The Xperia Z1 Mini is thought to be the international equivalent of the Japan-only Xperia Z1f, itself a miniaturized version of the Xpera Z1. If it retains the specification of the Japanese device, it will have a 4.3-inch 720p display, a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 2,300mAh battery, and a 20.1-megapixel G Lens camera.
If Sony is to launch the Xperia Z1 Mini in the US and Europe soon, it could possibly do so at CES in January or at Mobile World Congress in February.