Xperia Z1 Mini is rumored to be the official name for Sony’s next budget friendly smartphone featuring Google’s Android 4.2 OS. It was previously known by its codename Honami Mini and will be the mini version of Sony’s next flagship smartphone, Xperia Z1. The ‘Mini’ trend is gaining momentum this year with all leading manufacturers like Samsung and HTC releasing a mini version of their flagship devices. The Xperia Z1 Mini will feature a 4.3-inch Triluminous display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It will be powered by 2.2GHz Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB RAM. In addition to that Xperia Z1 Mini is expected to ship with Google’s Android 4.2 OS and 2400mAh battery. There is no further information available on the handset but it is rumored to launch by the end of 2013. The Xperia Z1 Mini will compete against other mid range smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and HTC One Mini. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.
Update : The front display panel of Sony’s next mid range smartphone Xperia Z1 Mini is leaked in a new image (pictured below) published by ETradeSupply.
Update : According to Xperia Blog, Sony Xperia Z1 Mini will feature a 4.3-inch IP55/IP58 dust and water resistant display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It will be powered by 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB RAM. In size, it will measure 127 x 64.9 x 9.4m. In addition to that Xperia Z1 Mini packs a 20.7MP rear camera, 16GB internal memory and a 2300mAh battery.
Update : According to @evleaks, Xperia Z1S (pictured at top) is rumored to be the international version of Sony’s next mid range smartphone Xperia Z1 Mini.