Sony announces the Xperia Z1F, but only in Japan

Sony Xperia Z1FWhy should you care about a phone announced only in Japan? As once you hear about it, you’ll be eagerly awaiting the confirmation it’ll be coming to the UK. The device in question is the Xperia Z1F, which is a smaller version of the recently announced Xperia Z1. It fits in with the current run of mini phones, such as the HTC One Mini and the Galaxy S4 Mini, but it’s quite different to these examples.

Sony may have shrunk the screen down, but it has left the other specs the same as the full-size phone, so if 5-inch displays aren’t your thing, and you’d prefer a more compact smartphone to hold without sacrificing power, then it’s aimed right at you.

The Xperia Z1F’s screen measures 4.3-inches and has a 720p resolution, but the processor isn’t a dual-core chip, but the quad-core, 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 with 2GB of RAM. That’s what you find in most top-of-the-range phones today.

Sony has also kept the 20.7-megapixel camera too, and there’s a 2.2-megapixel camera above the screen for top notch selfies and video calls. Other features include 16GB of memory, Bluetooth 4.0, local 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as the operating system.

See? Once you hear the specs, you want the phone! Unfortunately, Sony hasn’t announced the Xperia Z1F for anywhere except Japan, but we’d be very surprised if it didn’t come to the UK in the future. Why would it want to waste the opportunity of selling a phone that has no competition?

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars