CES 2014 : Sony officially announce the Sony Xperia Z1 compact, 4.3 beast phone (All you need to know)

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Yesterday night at the Sony press conference, the Xperia Z1 Compact was finally officially unveiled. As excepted, the handset is a powerful shrunk down version of the Xperia Z1 , only in a more condensed from with a lower-resolution display.

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is certainly a welcome addition in a world where you only get high end specs on 5+ inch handsets

Specs and features

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact packs a 720p (HD) 4.3-inch display and the same Snapdragon 800 CPU found inside the Z1. The design is also very similar to the Xperia Z1, though a few things have been changed around a bit.

Here’s the full goody bag on what to expect from the Xperia Z1 Compact:

2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU
Adren 330 GPU

2GB of RAM

20.7MP camera with Sony G-Lens and Bionz mobile

2MP front-cam

Video recording:1080p @ 30fps video capture, both cameras

Storage: 16GB with microSD for expansion

Battery: 2300 mAh

4.3-inch Triluminous IPS display with

720p resolution, 341 ppi

WLAN (2.4/5Ghz) a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, microUSB 2.0 (MHL), BlueTooth 4.0 LE

Dimensions: 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm, 137g
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, planned upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat
2,300 mAh battery

multi-touch input, proximity sensor, FM Radio, built-in accelerometer
Black, White, Pink, Lime, Yellow

As you can see, the Xperia Z1 Compact really is a beast, from its high-quality camera to its CPU and beyond. The only thing missing is the full HD display on the senior brother the Z1, but well you don’t actually need a full HD display on a 4.3 inch device

Expected availability

The Sony Xperia Z1 compact has yet to be priced, though we do know it is set to arrive to select markets next month, which should include Nigeria We’ll be sure to update with more details as we learn more.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our other CES 2014 coverage on the links below

CES 2014 : Hauwei Ascend mate 2 goes official can with 6.1 inch screen (All you need to know)

CES 2014 : Samsung announces the Galaxy PRO of tablets (All you need to know)

CES 2014 : LG officially announces the LifeBand Touch, and a way to “chat” with your  TV/washing machine/Cooker and even stove



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  1. xperia Z1 is the only phone i.will love 2 own but cant afford, but this should me be lesser in price since it’s the “shrunk down version”

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