It was back in September 2013 when Sony made its new flagship, the Sony Xperia Z1 officially and now, following in the trend of launching a smaller version of its flagship smartphone, the company has at the ongoing CES 2014 announced the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact which packs in most of the best features from the Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone like the quad-core processor, the 20.7 megapixel camera and more.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact comes with a smaller 4.3 inch Triluminos Display with X-Reality for Mobiles and has a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels which is down from full-HD on the Z1. The smartphone is powered on the powerful 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM while the internal memory is pegged at 16 GB which will further be expandable up to 64 GB using a microSD card slot. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is made up of a single aluminium frame with tempered glass on the front and back and weighs about 140 grams with 9.4mm thickness. The device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS which is surely upgradable to the Android 4.4 KitKat OS.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has a 20.7 megapixel camera on the rear with Exmos RS sensor and LED Flash, similar to the one on the Xperia Z1 while there is a 2.2 megapixel front camera. The device has Ingress IP55 / IP58 rating making it dust and water resistant. A range of connectivity options, like 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, MHL, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 with APT-X, GPS, GLONASS and 3.5mm audio jack are available for users to make use of while a decent 2300 mAh battery with Sony’s Stamina mode has been included on the Z1 compact.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact will be made available in a range of colour options which include Black, White, Lime and Pink and will start selling starting February 2014 in markets for an unknown price tag.
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