Sony launched the T-Mobile exclusive Xperia Z1s smartphone at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2014 earlier this month. The device is actually quite similar to the Xperia Z1 that was released back in 2013. Since last week, the carrier has been offering the smartphone for sale through its website. Starting today, prospective customers can now head to a T-Mobile brick and mortar store to pick up a brand new Sony Xperia Z1s in the U.S.
Customers have the option to purchase the smartphone outright for $528, or join the carrier’s equipment installment plan and pay equal monthly installments of $22 for 24 months. The Xperia Z1s touts a 5 inch full 1080p HD display, a 2.2GHz quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2 GB RAM as well as a 20.7 megapixel rear camera. Its a bonafide premium Android smartphone, that really does perform very well, as we concluded in our review of the T-Mobile Xperia Z1s. If you’re looking to pick one up and tinker with its software, do keep in mind that the smartphone’s bootloader is not unlockable. So installing custom ROMs is out of the question at this point in time, until and unless T-Mobile rolls out an update that opens up the bootloader, or an alternative method is discovered by third-party developers.