News by Luke Jones on Monday March 23, 2015.
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While Sony is playing the waiting game before launching the Xperia Z4 flagship, the company did announced the Xperia J1 Compact last week. The handset seems to be a Japan exclusive, but we hope one day Sony will decide to bring its solid specs and dinky size to other shores.The Xperia J1 Compact features a tiny (these days) 4.3-inch panel with 720p resolution, while under the hood it rocks a Qualcomm made Snapdragon 800. The quality high end specs continue with 2GB of RAM, a 20.7 megapixel rear snapper, a 2 megapixel front facer, a 2,300 mAh battery, and as the name suggests a small body. The metal frame adds a premium touch to the handset, while at just 5.00 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches (127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm) the device will suit those looking for a small smartphone. Surprisingly, the handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and the way Sony has been treating Lollipop so far we are worried that it may never find its way to the Xperia J1. The handset is available in Japan for the equivalent of $490.
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