As it’s nearing “that” time of year we’re beginning to see additional handsets appearing and launching around the world. NTT DoCoMo have wedged an additional 16 handsets into their range and one of them is this, the shrunk-down Xperia Z1.
Named the Xperia Z1f, the 5″ Z1 screen is now 4.3″, but the rest of the specs stay pretty similar. It’s powered by a 2.2GHz MSM8974 quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU and has a 20.7-megapixel “G Lens” camera. We presume that’s something to do with G-Unit or 50 Cent. Who knows.
Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, Qi wireless charging NFC and 2300mAh battery. It’ll be available in lime, black, white and pink, but don’t expect to see it in Europe or elsewhere just yet. This is Japan only and won’t arrive until December.
NTT DOCOMO Unveils 16 New Mobile Devices
– Unique New Features Meet Diverse Mobile Needs –
TOKYO, JAPAN, October 10, 2013 — NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, unveiled today its 2013 winter/2014 spring lineup of mobile devices – including 10 smartphones, one tablet, two feature phones, one photo panel and two mobile Wi-Fi® routers – which will launch in Japan on or after October 11. The new collection satisfies the mobile needs of a broad range of customers, from experienced smartphone users to conventional feature phone users.
Some of the many special features of DOCOMO’s new lineup are as follows:
Nine smartphones and one tablet with 2,000mAh or greater large-capacity batteries for 50-72 hours, or longer, of typical usage for browsing, app use and talk time.
All smartphones and tablet compatible with DOCOMO’s extra-high-speed XiTM LTE service, with eight models capable of 150Mbps maximum downlink in the 1.7GHz band.
First two mobile Wi-Fi routers equipped for Xi LTE service for maximum downlink of 150Mbps and Wi-Fi in the stable 5GHz band.
Nine smartphones and one tablet equipped with enhanced, energy-efficient single chip quad-core CPUs for maximized enjoyment of high-quality mobile games and video.
Nine smartphones and one tablet installed with docomo LIVE UXTM home screen application for seamless access between home screens and app list, and user-customized information and content displayed in a unique magazine format.
Nine smartphones and one tablet offering easy setup of new “docomo ID” universal user authentication, which works with multiple devices, operators and networks for convenient access to email, cloud address book and other DOCOMO mobile services.
Two collaboration smartphones featuring special designs and content created respectively with The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. and SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD., maker of best-selling role-playing game DRAGON QUEST®. SH-01F DRAGON QUEST, installed with “DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King®,” is limited to 30,000 units.
Second model in smartphone series tailored specifically for pre-teens, and two feature phones for conventional mobile users.
The 2013 winter/2014 spring lineup also includes wearable devices, including the wristwatch-type GALAXY Gear for voice calls and emailing when synchronized with a GALAXY smartphone, and the wristband-type “move bandTM” for easy recording and tracking of health data, such as daily walking steps, calorie consumption and sleep hours.