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Sony launches colourful Xperia Z1 F “Mini”

Sony has unveiled a slimmed down version of its flagship Xperia Z1 smartphone at a launch event in Japan with the country set to be the only one to receive the device.

The event, run by Japanese operator DoCoMo, provided a showcase for the Xperia Z1 F that comes in four colours and has a similar set of features to its older, larger sibling the Xperia Z1, reports Ascii.

The device, which will only be available in Japan for the time being, comes with a 4.3in 1,280 x 720 display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor that is clocked at 2.2GHz. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage and a 2300mAh battery. The camera is a 20.1-megapixel G Lens snapper, it offers NFC as well as Qi wireless charging, runs on Android 4.2 and weighs in at 140g.

Many consumers will be intrigued by the four colourways that it comes in with lime, black, white and pink available. Sony and DoCoMo both confirmed the Xperia Z1 F will not be available until December in Japan and many will speculate as to whether a worldwide release will be announced in the meantime.

By way of comparison, the Xperia Z1 was unveiled at a press event last month as part of IFA 2013 in Berlin after months of feverish speculation over the new smartphone and has a larger 5in Full HD display.

It has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor as the smaller sized device as well as 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage and runs on Google Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. As well as this it has a 20.7-megapixel camera with G2 lens technology and apart from the screen size there is little else to separate the two devices.

Image Credit: Ascii