Sony Xperia Z1 f, Samsung Galaxy J announced for Japan

Sony Xperia Z1 f, Samsung Galaxy J announced for Japan

Japan’s NTT Docomo will be adding two powerful smartphones to its portfolio – Sony Xperia Z1 f and Samsung Galaxy J.

The first of the two is a smaller version of the Xperia Z1. Fortunately though — at least for Japanese users — the Xperia Z1 f stays a power-house under the hood, boasting Qualcomm’s fast Snapdragon 800 chip, 2GB of RAM and a 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS rear camera. Instead of a 5-inch full HD screen, the “f” model has a 4.3-inch 720p HD display, making for a more pocketable device. The Sony Xperia Z1 f will be available in black, white, pink and lime color options, with interested users being able to buy one at some point in December.

The other phone, Samsung Galaxy J (SC-02F), is like a beefed-up version of the Galaxy S4. It has the same 5-inch full HD screen, 13-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, and LTE connectivity support. In addition, the Galaxy J also comes with a Snapdragon 800 chip which is more powerful than Snapdragon 600 found in the regular Galaxy S4. Plus, let’s not forget support for Japan-specific features like FeliCa, 1Seg for TV and NOTTV. This model will launch by the end of this month in three color versions — Coral Pink, Satin White and Lapis Blue — each of which has a matching physical home button.

No word whether any of these will ever make it to the West, though we expect the Snapdragon 800-powered Galaxy S4 to be released soon…

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