‘Xperia Z1S’ for T-Mobile USA – another image leaks

by XB on 20th October 2013

in Rumours, Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1SEarlier this month a press picture of the Xperia Z1 destined for T-Mobile USA leaked, well now it appears that another image has been unmasked courtesy of @evleaks. The picture is described as the “Xperia Z1S, 2013”, suggesting that this model is due to land this year. There has been some confusion over exactly which model this is – could it be the Xperia Z1 for T-Mobile? Or could it be the international release of the Xperia Z1 f (aka Xperia Z1 mini)?

The answer is not made easy given the fact that the front-facing camera and headphone jack placement in this leak differs from the Xperia Z1. The image shows the front-facing camera sitting at the left of the SONY logo and a headphone jack in the middle. Whereas, the current Xperia Z1 has a headphone jack towards the left side of the handset and the front-facing camera on the right of the SONY logo.

These features also do not align with the Xperia Z1 f that was announced by NTT DoCoMo in Japan. Plus, as we don’t expect the global version of the Xperia Z1 mini to launch until 2014, this rules it out here.

However, this picture does tie in with the previous leak of the Xperia Z1 for T-Mobile US. The headphone placement is the same and the colour tone of the frame is also the same. Therefore, in our view the most logical thing is that this ‘Xperia Z1S’ is the one and the same for T-Mobile US.

Sony has a history of giving its US products different names – it did the same with the Xperia T last year – calling it the Xperia TL for AT&T. Now all we need is some official confirmation and a release date. We’ll keep you posted.

Sony Xperia Z1S

Thanks Yuuri!

  • shah

    omg omg… plssss plssss plss let this be the international version of Z1-F!! please! T.T

  • ice4banday

    I get it people can up vote themselves, but seriously you can EVEN down vote yourself. Who came up with that brilliant IDEA Einstein?

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  • ice4banday

    U want to know how I found out? OK don’t tell anyone, I accidently down voted myself on my last comment. No not that one, the one which was not related to the topic!

  • JEp

    Too many new phone from Sony.
    Still don’t have money to buy one.

  • bob

    Since when Canada get a gadget before the USA.

    Since when I can walk in a brick and motar store and buy and unlocked phone in Canada.

    sonysony sony sony sony sony sony sony :)

  • Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1S ? Whats differences ?

  • Ihone
  • shah

    based on a japanese website, it is basically z1 f for international version, here is the link

    by saying that, same spec as z1, but smaller battery (2300) and smaller screen (4.3 inch) and a 720p resolution

    well maybe z1s, the s stands for smaller?

  • Spontex

    Z1S vs Z1

  • Spontex

    Z1S vs Z1f

  • Mokhtar Mouhib

    I dont know, maybe sonys strategy made by a 12 years kid, whaaaat the fuck sonyy, you maid an awsome phones but u dont.know even when.to launch it, so so slow, the z1 mini should be international just after 1 month of z1 launch thats how you will catch 3 place in the world

  • talking to yourself?

  • Yuuri

    Your welcome :)

  • 3rdflyleaf

    That naming idea though.

  • Ashraf Nabil

    hope non waterproof version of z1 with high volume earpiece and loudspeaker. Sony plz enough waterproof phones or make both as z and zL

  • Guest

    I don’t get why Sony have changed this phone slightly from the Xperia Z? Why can’t they just have the same phone everywhere (although I can understand Japan having a different one because of the added features that Europe and America can’t have)? Wouldn’t it be a lot easier with production and distribution as well as updates? It would save Sony money instead of paying people to change the phone just slightly for a different market. Sometimes Sony doesn’t make any sense. I really wish Sony would just make 4 or 5 phones every year, that way they could really focus on them and updates would be a lot faster. Its just absurd that Sony have 2 flagships in one year!

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  • Mohammed Khired

    should i buy the zr ? or wait for the Z1 mini ??

  • shah

    if this is the rumoured international release of z1 mini, then, maybe this would help you,

    andd its obvious isn’t it? =)

  • shah

    in reply to why japan have different model is because the different market demands. For example, it is a standard for phones in Japan tu have a tv reciever. Not to mention in some cases they have different bands of hspa, lte and etc. Yes it would be easier for them, but business wise, and stratigicly, not very much~

  • cs098

    If this is the mini z1….

    MUST BUY!!!!

  • Guest

    Oh I know, that’s why I stated I could understand Japan having a different version because of their added features :)
    But seriously, what was the point in just moving the headphone jack and camera for the American version? Just seems like a lot of work for nothing really.

  • zaimi

    Z1 f
    the f stand for what??

  • bababa

    z1 f*ckyeah

  • lovebmw

    O_o wow

  • AA

    Hmm it’d be nice if it’s really Z1f, though it seems weird that they would skip the big brother flagship.

  • Babylonbwoy

    And we can’t see who downvote who only thumbs up…

  • Babylonbwoy

    ZR is almost one year old now… Beware of the lack of updates.

  • Felix

    Definetely not Z1 mini version, see the dpi, height of soft buttons and how far the power button protrudes.

  • ZR User


  • Mohammed Khired

    I know it’s obvious but im on a budget and I don’t know if the z1 mini will come close enough with zr’s price..

  • Sh’ Dynasty

    One word…. UGLY!!! All the tech Sony could put in a phone in the year 2015, with a design from 2007.

  • Purnama

    dont put Sony logo on this phone..

  • Basharca

    Go for ZR, seriously it’s the best mid range phone you could get now.

  • shah

    who knows? maybe different modules have different sizes? anyways, let us just wait for this to get “unleaked” first

  • shah

    well, if budget is ur problem, then we are on the same boat. but if you could wait for a price drop, then do so, if not, just embrace zr into ur palms alrite? =)

  • shah

    hahaha.. probably is! but if nt mistaken rumours had it f stands for female…. sony Ftw!

  • Mohammed Khired

    it’s not one year old….lol

    but still you right about the updates , maybe because the processor (snapdragon s4 ) 2012’s product ?

    you say sony will do me with the zr like what they did with xperia s (which I own now )

    damn! it’s a fucking nightmare man !!!!!!

  • Mohammed Khired

    im scare of the processor may become outdated soon !

    u know , updates problem !

  • June Jams

    it really looks like the leaked pic of the Xperia Z1 for T-Mobile US, because the headphone placement is the same — but! lets see the date shown on the phone screen: Tuesday, Jan 14, its the 14th in Jan in next year!!! Maybe this phone is the next flagship which will be displayed in CES 2014.

  • @atWidget

    Sony, stop talking and fix this problem!
    > http://tinyurl.com/Z1TOUCHSCREEN

  • fdf

    by accidentally do you mean you really intended to up vote yourself but you just clicked on the wrong arrow?

    life can really be uber pathetic….

  • holmes

    U sir are one heck of a sherlock!

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  • guest

    ” fusion “

  • Babylonbwoy

    True, GSM arena says may 2013 I thought it was released earlier than that! 6 months only! Anyway not available here.

    Maybe it will not be treated like XS, there’s some improvement in update but once they release new devices olders ones are forgotten, just like Xperia T for example…

  • Mac

    wait to see if the z1f is good enough by price point. then probably the zr has dropped a bit more. I would have changed from my acro s 2 the ZR if it wasn’t for the internal memory, coming from 16GB + 32GB SD. I will never go back on 8GB again. Also the front facing camera is just not acceptable on a mid/high phone. But that’s just my opinion tho.

  • Mohammed Khired

    they say the last update of the zr support 64 gb sd card..

    I don’t know if this’s true….but at least zr have 2 gb of ram…which something I miss in my xperia s (like the acro s) , with 2 gb of ram u can open many apps without lag or freezing….im sure u already have the same struggle with ur phone

  • truth_must_be_said

    head phone jack is not in the center. i think it looks a little funny

  • LancerEX

    We have the same problem. :( I can’t choose!

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  • Berg

    Perhaps US operators requested a different configuration. Or maybe it’s a different antenna that requires the space that the old 3.5mm jack used.

  • Mac

    I have heard that acro s is supporting sdxc cards as well but the problem on ZR is that most of the apps will only use the internal SD and not the external. that’s why 8gb is 2 small right?
    Yep I do know what you mean about ram. 2gb ram wouldn’t hurt.

  • Shawn Smith

    Has there been any confirmation on the screen technology being used? I’m using an HTC one and the display is immaculate. I had to return the Z1 because it wasn’t up to par.

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  • Z1 ZU Z S Arc User

    Can be Z1 States for United States!

  • Paul

    You mean too many big phones, too few small phones.

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  • lucasarg

    dat bezels ¬¬

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