Sony Xperia Z1S gets pricing and availability details in latest leak

Sony seems to be gearing up for the launch of the "mini" version of their flagship smartphone, Sony Xperia Z1, which apparently will not be named "mini" as per sources. The company is reportedly planning to call it the Sony Xperia Z1S, and according to recent reports, it is due for release in Q1 2014.
According to Phonearena the price of the Z1S is expected to be 3600 Yuan (translating to roughly Rs. 37,000).

So far, with the numerous leaks, all the specifications of Sony Xperia Z1S seem to have been enumerated. The smartphone will reportedly sport a 4.3-inch HD display, which is smaller than the Xperia Z1's 5-inch screen. Other than that, the Z1S is expected to be powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor as the Xperia Z1, and include the same 20.7MP camera with the Sony G lens. The smaller Xperia Z1S seems to be slightly thicker than the Z1, at 9.4mm, and it is said to pack a smaller 2300mAh battery. Most of the other specifications, like 2GB of RAM, 16GB of inbuilt storage with microSD support up to 64GB, and the Adreno 330 GPU, are the same as the Xperia Z1.

In the second week of November, the Sony Xperia Z1S was officially listed on the Sony mobile website, before being quickly pulled. Soon after, a gallery of leaked pictures of the alleged Sony Xperia Z1S was also doing the rounds of the Internet, showing a model number of D5503.

The Sony Xperia Z1 was first unveiled at IFA Berlin in September, before being launched in India in the same month. The dust resistant and waterproof smartphone was launched at a price of Rs. 44,990. We expect Sony to follow a similar timescale with the release of the rumoured Xperia Z1S in India, shortly after its expected global release in Q1 2014.