Another ‘mini’ phone allegedly in the works is Sony’s Z1 S, a device rumoured to play second fiddle to the Xperia Z1 which was launched at the IFA in Berlin this year. A mystery phone, codenamed ‘Anami’ by the Sony folks, passed through the FCC and is believed to be the Z1 S we’re talking about.
This is not the first time that the yet unreleased phone is in the news. Not long ago, the Japanese counterpart of the device, i.e., the Xperia Z1 f made headlines, and is now nearing launch. Going by what Sony did with the Z1 f, and provided that the Z1 S indeed is the international version of the same device, we’ll get to see a 4.3-inch Z1 S with the same Snapdragon 800 chipset, 20.7 mega-pixel Exmor RS shooter, 2GB RAM among other goodies as seen on the full-sized Xperia Z1.
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There’s no release date of course, but we’d like to believe that the device will be showcased at the CES next year. Oh and, the FCC listing also confirms penta-band HSPA and 8 band LTE, which is exactly what the international version of the Z1 does, leading us to believe that this indeed is the international version of the Z1 S.[Source, Via]