Every sane person in the world is hoping that Sony isn’t actually going to name the ‘Mini’ version of its Xperia Z1 flagship Xperia Z1 f. However, that’s getting more likely by the day. It’s a near certainty for the company’s home market of Japan, at least.
That’s because over the weekend some pictures of DoCoMo’s upcoming smartphone lineup have surfaced, and they clearly show the phone previously codenamed Honami Mini (and nicknamed Z1 Mini by many) as the Sony Xperia Z1 f. So unless someone went to the extreme trouble of faking these shots that show a catalogue for Japan’s biggest carrier, the Z1 f name is 100% real. All we can do now is hope that Sony won’t use that elsewhere. Keep your fingers crossed.
Alongside the image you can see above, a few details about the Z1 f arrived. First off, it will be offered by DoCoMo in four colors: black, white, pink, and lime. And once again, we get specs. The Xperia Z1 f should have a 4.3-inch 720p HD touchscreen, a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage space, and it will run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It will be waterproof and dustproof, and its dimensions are 127×64.9×9.4 mm. Obviously, some of the specs may be altered slightly for the handset’s debut outside of Japan.
Inside that DoCoMo brochure we also find a smartphone that we haven’t previously heard anything about: the Samsung Galaxy J. This looks like it’s a cross between the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, one that’s tailor made for DoCoMo or the Japanese market (that might explain the J). Of course, there is a slim chance we’ll see this elsewhere, perhaps rebranded, but don’t hold your breath just yet. Not that we wouldn’t want to have it as an option in other markets, mind you.
The Samsung Galaxy J comes with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and will run a yet-unspecified version of Android Jelly Bean. It will be offered in pink, white, and blue.
The chipset and RAM amount are straight out of the Galaxy Note 3, while the screen size and overall size of the J scream more ‘Galaxy S4′. The design looks like it was inspired by both of the Korean company’s current flagships as well.