Sony Xperia Z1s Moves Toward FCC Certification, May be Announced on January 6

December 15, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Sony Xperia Z1s is moving toward certification by the Federal Communications Commission and could be officially announced as soon as January 6.

The Xperia Z1s, a mini version of the Z1, has already been released in Japan as the Xperia Z1f, and is expected to begin selling in other markets early next year. 

Now it’s been revealed that the FCC has codenamed the phone “Amami,” and that the device is running few Android versions, reported NDTV. The versions point to the Xperia Z1s being based on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system.

The phone is rumored to have a a 4.3-inch Triluminos HD (720×1280) display, a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage that can be expanded up to 64GB with a microSD card.

The mini will likely also keep the 20.7-megapixel rear camera with 3x zoom from the Z1, reported TrustedReviews

The biggest difference between the Z1 and Z1s will be screen size (5 inches versus 4.3 inches).

Sony is expected to officially announce the mini on January 6.

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