The Sony Xperia Z1 f was announced way back in October through Japanese carrier NTT Docomo for the local market. The handset however made its way to the Japanese markets very recently (December 19) and a new report claims that it has been a huge success so far. Japan isn’t traditionally favorable towards Samsung or HTC smartphones, so the likes of the Apple iPhone 5s and the 5c were dominating sales charts since September. However, the arrival of the Xperia Z1 f has turned things in favor of Sony.
The Xperia Z1 f is effectively the most popular smartphone in Japan now, which is good news for Sony. But sadly, the good news ends there as its reach is limited to only Japan for the time being. The smartphone has immense potential to make it big in world markets, thanks to its small size and ultra-powerful hardware inside. Although it’s relatively smaller compared to a conventional Android handset, it features a flagship level hardware inside which makes all the difference, especially for a ‘Mini’ variant of a popular flagship. The Xperia Z1 f features the same 20.7MP Exmor RS camera from the Xperia Z1 as well as the 2.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 SoC, making it one of the most powerful mini handsets in the market now. It is hoped that Sony will launch the smartphone in global markets soon, hopefully during the CES event in early January.
Source: Sony Viet – Translated
Via: Phone Arena