Sony unveiled the Xperia Z1s (C6916) last night at CES as a T-Mobile exclusive in the United States. The handset is slightly changed from the Xperia Z1 we know globally, but pretty much identical to the recently released Xperia Z1 (L39t) for China Mobile.
This means it comes with 32GB internal storage, but unlike the Chinese L39t model, the Xperia Z1s does have a microSD memory card slot. Other changes to the global Xperia Z1 include the placement of the front-facing camera and headphone jack. We don’t yet know whether the Xperia Z1s has a plastic frame like the L39t, as opposed to the aluminium frame of the global Xperia Z1.
The Xperia Z1s will get a new camera app called Background defocus, although we would expect this to hit other Xperia Z1 handsets in due course. The Xperia Z1s will also be the first phone to have the PlayStation App pre-installed.
T-Mobile is taking online pre-orders for the Xperia Z1s from 13 January, with nationwide availability from stores on 22 January. A limited pre-order offer means that you can get a $100 rebate if you pre-order the Xperia Z1s before 21 January 2014 as well as buying a PlayStation 4 from any retailer between 6 January to 5 February 2014. For further information click here.
Xperia Z1s owners will also get an entertainment offer that will offer six free movies to download (including Captain Phillips), 10 PlayStation Mobile games and a 60-day trial of Music Unlimited.
Via Sony Mobile Blog.