Sony shrinks Xperia Z1 to 4.3 inches to create Z1F

The Xperia Z1F is a sawed-off version of Sony's waterproof flagship Android smartphone, with a 4.3-inch screen instead of a 5-incher.

Sony's Xperia Z1F Screenshot by CNET

Another top-flight smartphone has been minimized. This time it's the Sony Xperia Z1 -- with a new, smaller version officially announced.

The Xperia Z1F is a sawed-off version of Sony's waterproof flagship Android smart phone, sporting a 4.3-inch 720p screen instead of the 5-inch display on the Z1.

Underneath the screen there's an impressive lineup, including a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of storage, with NFC and Qi wireless charging to juice up the 2300mAh battery. The phone runs Android 4.2. The Z1F will sell in Japan, but there's no word if it will leave the country.

Read more of " Sony Xperia Z1 shrunk to 4.3 inches in new Xperia Z1F " at CNET UK.

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