Xperia Z1s makes an appearance on China’s TENAA

by XB on 9th December 2013

in Rumours, Xperia Z1

Xperia Z1s_L39t_4The Xperia Z1s passed through China’s TENAA, the country’s telecoms regulatory authority, revealing it will come with the L39t model number in China (as opposed to L39h for the Xperia Z1) as well as a number of images. This particular SKU is the TD-LTE version for China, most likely heading for China Mobile. The Sony Xperia Z1s will be a refreshed version of the Xperia Z1 from all that we’ve seen so far. The device is likely to be announced at CES 2014 and shares the same design as the Xperia Z1, although there are a few differences.

This includes the placement of 3.5mm headphone jack that sits slightly off-centre, compared to sitting on the very left side of the Xperia Z1. The front-facing camera also sits on the left side of the SONY logo as opposed to the right when looking at the Xperia Z1. The right side of the Xperia Z1s is laid out exactly the same as the Xperia Z1, however the left side is slightly different only having one port flap as opposed to the two on the Z1. If this is correct, then it either means they managed to squeeze both the micro USB port and microSD card slot under one flap, or that they have removed the latter altogether. Could the Xperia Z1s end up with 32GB of internal storage as opposed to 16GB in the Xperia Z1?

It is interesting why there are no pictures of the rear of the Xperia Z1s, so we can’t confirm at this stage confirm whether the handset will use the exact same 20.7MP CMOS imaging sensor found in the Xperia Z1. Another image, shows the L39t model number on the phone itself along with the manufacturing date of “13W42” this would peg it at week commencing Monday 14 October 2013. Therefore, it is highly likely that we will see an announcement early in the new year. We’ll keep you posted with further developments.

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Thanks Ben!

  • LancerEX

    I’d really love to own a smaller Z1.. But I guess Sony won’t be releasing the Z1f globally :(

  • Z1 S is the same thing as Z1 F
    and Z1 S is said to be launch globally.

  • Wafflefactory

    I’m dying of waiting …endless waiting!

  • X.

    Hey wat about xperia tianchi??
    6 inch octacore

  • LancerEX

    Well most articles that I’ve read say the Z1S is almost the same as Z1, but have minor differences :/

  • Wafflefactory

    how about 10inch since u want a tv phone

  • They’re all the same. S and F is the ‘mini’ version of . if you’re confuse with F, its just a carrier based name

  • jangaleon

    no. the z1s is the z1 mini.

  • jangaleon

    that’s the z1 for t-mobile. the z1s has also the same off-center placement of the headphone jack.

  • doraemonboi

    so no flagship for next year ces?

  • Ryan Isaac

    IPS screen please. Shut those paid reviewers’ mouth.

  • doraemonboi

    any rumors for next year flagship? waiting to replace my Xperia Z

  • Miron Orzechowski

    there is no microSD slot? or am I wrong?

  • ShinOrochiX

    What about the rumoured Hukong Glory 2, 12.4 inch monster.

  • @atWidget

    Good question. I see the SIM port and the micro USB port but… nothing more…

  • Jonfensu

    The Z1S is the succesor of Z1, something like Arc S and Arc situation. Z1S IS NOT the Z1 mini

    (The layout is DIFFERENT just , COMPARE and use your brain lol)

  • Kaostheory

    With a couple of lower specs, and no cpu boost, I highly doubt it. Unless something changes from the rumours.

  • JHMBB2

    What is going on these days with Sony leaks? We used to be so certain of everything, now we’re all over the place! No one really knows anything. I wanna see the Z1 for T-Mobile!! It’s kinda fun in a way, all this speculation.

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  • Jonfensu

    Maybe a S805 Soc?

  • Thomas
  • Sky

    If we sum up all the ‘Z1s’ leaks, I think there’s 2 phones. A mini and, according to this leak, a ‘Z1s.’

  • Hulk Hogan

    Seriously? The phone is not even a year old and you’re already eager to replace your phone? Come on, show some appreciation and cherish what you have would ya!

  • Jonfensu

    They will. And the Model number of Z1 Mini is D550x, BUT at this moment we dont know the comercial name of Z1 mini….

  • Jonfensu

    Because it is NOT Z1s… Its Z1 Mini

  • Sadako

    Why not call it Z1 Slim (Like PS 3 Slim) ^_^

  • “Xperia Z1s aka Z1 mini” is the title of that article you linked below.

  • So it can’t have different layout? Carrier can’t change that like they always have been doing?

  • Jonfensu

    Damn…… Have you read what the INSIDERS wrote? I will help you…
    (Just read what DACHA and Maia wrote)

    About the title,That WAS the speculation of XperiaBlog. Anyway, seems like you did NOT read the actual post:

    “The Sony Xperia Z1s will be a refreshed version of the Xperia Z1 from all that we’ve seen so far”

    What have we seen? This:

    Thats all

  • The 3.5mm jack sits very close to the edge of the Xperia Z1, however the mystery device (let’s call it the Xperia Z1s for simplicity)

  • Jonfensu

    IF you look the Layout of D5503 (Z1f global version) and Z1f, its the SAME…

  • look… i don’t even know any more with the namings. I get what you’re trying to say, my bad. thb, this is the first time i ever get confuse with Sony’s naming

  • jangaleon

    Because it’s not slimmer, it’s smaller.

  • cloud

    SMALLER BEZEL, please.

  • doraemonboi

    If I have one year contract, why not?

  • Hulk Hogan

    Hmmm…. plausible. But I doubt we’ll get a new flagship phone as badass as Z or Z1 within a year.

  • Siberian Messenger

    Come on, this is really not Z1s… It’s just the original Z1 equipped with the 4G TD-LTE network which is the specific LTE network on Mainland China by China Mobile… The real Z1s still remains mystery…

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    there was a guy who predicted this and said that there was not clear successor until the end of the year and said this phone would have a WhiteMagic display

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  • timothy bradley

    I fail to understand why Sony still has a fan base in the us. So many “flagship” phones that don’t get enough support and 3 months down the line another “flagship” phone is released. The value of every SE Phone diminishes the moment you buy it and is virtually worth nothing after 5-6 months. Just ask T-Mobile. They’re giving out free xperia z’s. With new contract of course.

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  • JHMBB2

    I was just a T-Mobile store yesterday inquiring about the Z1, a man tells me confidently it comes February!

  • JiuTing

    L39T ….

  • JiuTing

    In fact, this is for Chinese operators CMCC’s customized version XperiaZ1, supports both TD-LTE network.

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