Sony Xperia Z1s aka Xperia Z1 Mini first alleged images leaked online, appears on Sony's website, rumoured for November 26 launch (new image)

Update: A new image of Xperia Z1s has popped up on the web. The image (below) shows the international Xperia Z1 Mini beside flagship Xperia Z1, giving a clear look at the size of the smartphone. According to the annotation on the image, it appears to suggest that Xperia Z1s will come with IPS display.

Sony Xperia Z1s

Earlier: Sony Xperia Z1s, the international version of Xperia Z1 Mini is back in news. The Xperia Z1s which came in news last month is back in news with loads of details. The smartphone is reported to be the mini version of flagship Xperia Z1 for international market, as Xperia Z1 f, the Z1 mini, which was released last month in Japan is NTT DoCoMo exclusive.

Sony Xperia Z1sThe Sony Xperia Z1s briefly appeared on the Sony website recently, the listing was quickly pulled down. This listing confirmed that Sony is indeed planning to launch the Xperia Z1 Mini internationally. The listing of Xperia Z1s led to a dead link, so the specifications of the phone are still a mystery, but it will most probably be similar to Xperia Z1 f.

Sony Xperia Z1s website spottingAfter getting spotted on Sony's official website, the Xperia Z1s was spotted on Flickr, in a form of camera sample. As per the EXIF information, the model number of Xperia Z1s will be D5503 with codename Amami. The model number matches the rumoured Sony's new flagship numbering scheme. In 2014, all the mid-range Sony smartphones will carry the D5xxx numbering scheme, while flagships will go by D6xxx.

Sony Xperia Z1s camera sample EXIF dataThe 2013 Sony Xperia smartphones followed this convention except with the C prefix, for eg. C69xx for all Xperia Z1 variant. In 2015, models will move onto the E prefix, and so on. According to the EXIF data, the smartphone was running firmware version 14.2.A.0.204.

Later on, bunch of Xperia Z1s cases were up for pre-order on Amazon. The seller listed all the Z1s cases with an November 26 shipping date, which means the launch is not too far away.

Sony Xperia Z1s case
Lastly, dozens of alleged images of Xperia Z1s have been leaked on the web. The photos below show a device similar to Z1, but in compact size, with a Sony logo on the front rather than NTT DoCoMo confirming this is the international version of Xperia Z1 f aka Z1 mini.

The Xperia Z1s was photographed next to a ruler, to give some sense of dimension. The device in the image holds D5503 as its model number, running firmware version 14.2.A.0.205, which is the Android 4.3 firmware.

To remind you, the Xperia Z1s is reported to come with a 4.3-inch HD display, 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, 16GB/32GB internal storage, 20.7MP rear camera and 2,300 mAh battery.

The official announcement date is not clear, but considering the flow of leaks, Sony might soon announce the Xperia Z1s officially. So, stay tuned.

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Via - XperiaBlog (1, 2), GSMArena
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