Sony recently got its new Smartphone passed through the FCC. The device, previously referred to as the Z1S, is known as the Sony Amami now and is given model number D5503.
The Xperia Amami is the smaller version of Xperia Z1 but it’s said to be smaller mostly in size and not in performance.
The Smartphone will feature a 4.3″ 720p screen with Snapdragon 800 chipset, 20.7MP camera and water-resistant design.
Sony is manufacturing the Xperia line of handsets since 2008. The name Xperia is derived from the word experience.
A few software version numbers namely build numbers 14.2.A.0.144 and 14.2.A.0.78; suggest the Sony Amami will come with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on board and not the latest 4.4 KitKat version.
Design wise, the Amami will keep the gorgeous OmniBalance glass style of the Z1; just shrink it down in size. It is also expected to be water and dust resistance with IP55/58 rating.
The Smartphone will most likely feature a 2300mAh battery, which will be a downgrade from the 3000mAh battery on the Xperia Z1.
Xperia Amami is expected to be a variant of the Japan’s Xperia Z1f for the US and Europe. The Xperia Amami is an elusive handset – rumored to be the first Android mini phone with a top-shelf performance.
Latest rumors say that the Smartphone will launch in Q1 next year at a $590 price point. Rumors also indicate that Sony will unveil the Xperia Amami at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.