The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has been officially revealed by Sony and is already available for pre-order in the UK from £29/month on contract or £440 SIM free.
The phone is available for delivery from January 31st on contract and can be bought in four different colours: Silver, black, yellow or pink.
The phone has also been dubbed the Xperia Z1 Compact, rather than the previously expected Z1S or Z1 Mini.
Thanks to the ever reliable @evleaks, we had seen reports that Sony would reveal the Xperia Z1 Compact at its CES press event this week, and the notorious tech leaker was proved right.
The Z1 Compact is essentially a smaller, easier to handle version of the Xperia Z1 which we at Mobilephones.com are currently in the process of reviewing.
It features a 4.3” touch screen, a 20.7 megapixel camera, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, which is expandable through use of a MicroSD card.
The Xperia Z1 is Sony’s latest flagship effort and has been fairly well received by consumers, making an appearance in the Christmas top 10 sales reports.
But the Z1 Compact offers near identical specs whilst battling one of the major hurdles the Z1 seemed to be facing in terms of its rather clunky and uncomfortable size.
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By Luke Hatfield