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As with the original flagship, Samsung is counting on the midrange phone's fingerprint scanner, heart-rate monitor, and extra apps to stand out.
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A limited-time promotion sees Sony giving away hundreds of dollars worth of movies, music, and apps for the Xperia Z1, Z1S, and Z2.
The LTE variant of the phone is available through Sony's Web site, though only the black model is currently in stock.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a 4.3-inch waterproof Android phone, with the same supercharged specs as its flagship big brother.
The gigantic Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra phablet are now updating to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Sony also promises that the Android 4.3 update is "right around the corner" for the rest of its Xperia lineup.
Does the Sony Xperia Z1 have what it takes to be the king of smartphone cameras? We put it to the test in our camera review.
Sony's rewarding early adopters of its new Xperia Z1 Compact phone with a free SmartWatch 2, its latest connected wristwatch.
At CES in Las Vegas, Sony's Kunimasa Suzuki shows off the company's latest Xperia smartphone, which features a new 20.7MP camera