z1sThanks to a leaked press render the other day, the Sony Xperia Z1S was revealed. For those unfamiliar, the Sony Xperia Z1S is essentially a smaller version of Sony’s Xperia Z-series of Android smartphones. A similar device called the Xperia Z1 f was actually launched a while back although the handset was a Japan exclusive, leading some to believe that the Xperia Z1S could be the international version that will be making its way to countries other than Japan. In any case thanks to a newly leaked photo, we now have a shot of the Xperia Z1S pictured in the wild lying on top of a pair of Sony headphones (coincidence?), giving us an idea of how “mini” the device is.

Assuming the Xperia Z1S is indeed the international variant of the Xperia Z1 f, we expect the device to come with similar hardware specs. This includes a 4.3” 720p HD display and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. It will also boast a 20.7MP camera and will be water-resistant, all of which are pretty impressive specs that have been crammed into a smaller device. It’s funny given that a few years ago, a 4.3” device would not be considered a “mini”, but we guess times have definitely changed. The rumored launch of the device has been pegged for the 12th of November, so check back with us then for the updates.

Update – As it turns out, the device is indeed the Xperia Z according to a clarification by the folks at ePrice who “leaked” the image.

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