Sony unveiled its flagship device, the Sony Xperia Z1 back in September at the IFA 2013 in Berlin. As usual, there was no news on when the flagship device from Sony will hit US shores, and we got a glimpse of it with T-Mobile branding as well, suggesting that it hit the carrier similar to last year’s Xperia Z.
Well, it turns out all those rumors and leaks were correct after all. Sony Xperia Z1s is now official, and will hit the US shores as T-Mobile exclusive.
Sony Xperia Z1s comes with the same specifications, including a 5-inch display sporting a 1080p resolution, 2GB of RAM on board and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset with a clock speed of 2.2 GHz with Adreno 330 GPU under the hood.
Other features include 16GB internal storage with a microSD card slot for expandable memory, the same 20.7MP Exmor RS for mobile” CMOS image sensor and “BIONZ for mobile” image processing engine, dust and water-resistant and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Sony’s custom UI and applications. It’s also the first smartphone to come preloaded with Sony PlayStation application, which give users the ability to interact with PlayStation 4.
Sony has announced that Sony Xperia Z1s will be available for online pre-orders from January 13th, while it hit the retail stores from January 22nd. Users interested in the device can pre-register on T-Mobile’s website from today. The Xperia Z1s will sell for zero down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $22 with the Simple Choice Plan.