A series of new photos of the as yet unannounced Xperia Z1 Mini have appeared online, published to blog site, Rbmen, ahead of Sony’s official unveiling.
The full-sized Xperia Z1 is a big screen smartphone with a waterproof chassis and the Android operating system onboard, while its smaller counterpart is likely to have similar specifications, including a 20 megapixel camera, crammed inside a more compact chassis, with a 4.3 inch display.
The screen will have a 720p HD resolution rather than the full HD 1080p panel of the Z1, but you still get a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, according to previous reports, which would make it a pocket-size powerhouse.
If Sony sticks to its guns and brings the Xperia Z1 Mini to market with these specifications, then it could easily blow the HTC One Mini and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini out of the water from a technical standpoint.
Smartphone photography has become more important in recent months following the launch of the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Sony is one of the many companies trying to stand out from the crowd with its own high-end camera kit. The Xperia Z1 Mini might fill a niche when it arrives later in the year.