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Sony’s Xperia Z1f Headed to China in Mid-January

by Jacob Kleinman | January 3, 2014January 3, 2014 11:00 am PST

Sony’s Xperia Z1f, a miniaturized version of the flagship Z1, hit the Japanese market months ago, but for the rest of the world this device is still out of reach. However, a global rollout may finally be in sight following news that the 4.3-inch handset is headed to China later this month.

The Japanese company broke the news earlier today with a promotional poster that includes the date Jan. 14 above four paint brush strokes representing the four colors options for the Xperia Z1f: yellow, black, white and pink. With a Chinese launch less than two weeks away, it may not be much longer before we see the device arrive in other markets, hopefully even the U.S. at some point.

While most “mini” flagship smartphones cut back on specs as well as screen size, the Xperia Z1f boasts some powerful components underneath its 4.3-inch 720p display. The device comes equipped with a quad-core 2.2GHz processor, a 2,300mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and a 20.7-megapixel camera. If Sony can keep the price down, and ship the Z1f with a relatively new version of Android, it may have a real hit on its hands.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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