CES 2014: Sony announces Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1CompactSony Mobile Communications today unveiled the Xperia Z1 Compact, a more compact version of its Xperia Z1 flagship smartphone. The rumours that preceded the launch got most of the details right if not the name. Unlike most mini models, the Xperia Z1 Compact sports many of the same flagship specifications as its larger sibling, shrinking only the display and battery.

“With the addition of Xperia Z1 Compact our global range of premium products is now broader than ever and offers our customers a wider choice.” said Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications. “Xperia Z1 is a no-compromise feature-packed smartphone with a beautiful yet durable design. With Xperia Z1 Compact, we bring all of these premium features and performance, into a smaller size to give you the ultimate compact smartphone.”

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact specifications:

  • Processor: 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974)
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE/HSPA+/GPRS/EDGE
  • Other connectivity: GPS/GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 1a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC
  • Display: 4.3-inch HD (720×1280) TRILUMINOS
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal storage: 16GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 64GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 20.7MP with 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor and G-Lens (f/2.0 aperture and 27mm wide angle) and mobile image processing BIONZ engine
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Battery: 2,300mAh
  • Dimensions: 127 × 64.9 × 9.5 millimeters
  • Weight: 137 grams
  • Colours: White, Pink, Lime, Black
  • Other: IP55/IP58 certified

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact will launch globally starting in February 2014. There is no word yet on a Canadian launch. Pricing was also not announced today.

Source : Sony Mobile Communications