Sony Xperia Z1 mini To Change Its Name From “Z1s” to “Amami”
Gabriel Roşu / 4 years ago
The elusive mini version of the Xperia Z1, earlier rumored to be the Xperia Z1s, has cleared FCC under a new codename and now it’s known as the Sony “Amami”. Appearing under model name Sony D5503, the “Amami” is a smaller version of the Xperia Z1, but it’s said to be smaller mostly in size and not in performance. The handset is expected to ship with the same powerful Snapdragon 800 system chip and 20-megapixel camera as the original Xperia Z1.
Sony has already announced a mini Xperia Z1 but it’s only aimed at the Japanese market and comes under the Sony Xperia Z1f name. The device in cause that just passed FCC certification however is expected to be heading to Europe.
The build numbers 14.2.A.0.144 and 14.2.A.0.78 suggest the Sony Amami will come pre-loaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and not the latest 4.4 KitKat version. We still would not count those references as hard proof as Sony could change things and to be noted also is that a FCC filing does no promise for an actual product launch, it’s just a step in a regulatory process.
Whether or not we will see the device named “Amami” or Z1s, we hope to see more at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and Sony’s January 6th presentation.
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