The IFA Berlin 2013 tech fair only brought us the Sony Xperia Z1 camera phone and a couple of camera lens for the Sony smartphones, while the highly-anticipated Xperia Z1 Mini is still nowhere to be found.
Even though the IFA 2013 is over, we are expecting to see the Sony Xperia Z1 Mini any time soon, given the large amount of leaks that hit the web over the last couple of weeks. As far as I know, there’s no other big tech event until next year, therefore the Japanese phone maker will most likely introduce the Xperia Z1 Mini without a proper launch event.
What’s really interesting about the Xperia Z1 Mini is that unlike other Mini smartphones on the market, the Sony handset will come with high-end technical specifications. If the rumors are accurate Xperia Z1 Mini will borrow most of Xperia Z1’s technical specifications, while it’s main rivals, the HTC One Mini and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini are way less powerful than their bigger brothers.
Reports are indicating that the new Sony smartphone will come with 4.3-inch display with 720p resolution, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and the same 20.7 megapixel camera with BIONZ and G Lens.
Other voices say that Sony will not announce the Z1 Mini by the end of the year, as the Japanese phone maker is planning to introduce the new handset at CES 2014 in January.
If for some reason you are not familiar with Sony Xperia Z1’s technical specifications, hear that the new Sony terminal boasts about an impressive 5-inch full HD Triluminos display and a Snapdragon 800 SoC with quad-core Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU.
Xperia Z1 also comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage (expandable using microSD cards up to 64 GB), sporting all the connectivity options worthy of a modern smartphone like all standards of WiFi, LTE, NFC chip, infra red port, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0.
The Z1 follows the design language introduced by the Xperia Z and continued by the Xperia Z Ultra, while being both water and dust proof.
There’s no doubt that the main selling point of the Xperia Z1 will be the 20.7 MP camera mounted on the back with BIONZ sensor, Sony G Lens, 1/2.3” sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama, and support for 1080p@30fps video recording.