A device that looks curiously like Sony’s rumored Xperia Z1 mini has just been spotted passing through the FCC, touting the codename Amami. The filing doesn’t reveal much but the codename and a few pictures of the device, so we only have rumors to go on when speculating about specs in the Amami.
According to a report from November, the Sony Xperia Z1S, or Xperia Mini will be rocking a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip, 20.7-megapixel camera on the back and 2GB of RAM. When compared to its bigger sibling, the mini Xperia has a 4.3-inch 720p HD screen (as opposed to a 5-inch full HD one) and a smaller battery.
The Amami looks to be a variant of the Japan only Sony Xperia Z1f, which includes a Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and IP55 and IP 58 dust and water resistance. The device has an impressive rear-facing camera, a 20.7MP Exmor RS.
When we combine the Xperia Mini rumor with the very real Xperia Z1f, it becomes clear that the Amami is indeed a variant of the Xperia Z1f, the Xperia Mini or whatever you feel like calling it.
So when can we expect to see the Xperia Amami in real life? All signs are pointing to early 2014 at CES.