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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact price announced

Sony has revealed the price of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, its new mini flagship unveiled at CES 2014.

The mid-range version of the Sony Xperia Z1 flagship is available to pre-order now for the fairly reasonable price of £449, especially when you consider the specs it offers.

However, that means SIM-free it’s only £30 cheaper than the Xperia Z1 and considerably more expensive than the £389.99 Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and £379.99 HTC One mini.

If you opt to pre-order the Z1 Compact SIM-free through Sony you’ll get a Sony SmartWatch 2 for free.

Deliveries of the Z1 Compact are expected at the end of February, but unfortunately Sony has yet to reveal an exact release date.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Features
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is just as powerful as its full-sized Z1 sibling but with a slightly smaller and lower-resolution screen. It has a 4.3-inch 720p (341ppi) HD display as opposed to the 5-inch full 1080p HD display of the Z1, but actually has a higher image density than flagship alternatives like the iPhone 5S.

In comparison to other miniature flagships like the Galaxy S4 mini and HTC One mini, the Z1 Compact offer fantastic specs like a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM.

Amazingly, the Z1 Compact retails the 20.7-megapixel rear camera of the Z1 too, with matching photography functionality. It also has the waterproof and dustproof qualities of the Z1.

There’s also 16GB of internal storage with a 64GB memory card compatible microSD slot. The battery life has been reduced to 2300mAh, but with a smaller, lower-res screen to power, Sony says the battery life will equal that of the Z1.

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