That’s the word from a spokesperson for Sony Mobile South Africa, and follows the unveiling of the device at a recent press event in Cape Town.
The company had previously said that the Sony Xperia Z Compact would be available in South Africa from February 2014.
Sony launched the Xperia Z1 Compact at CES in January 2014, saying that it complies with all the same environmental resistance specifications as its larger twin, the Xperia Z1.
According to Sony it would run Android 4.3 “Jelly Bean” at launch and feature a smaller display and battery than the Z1.
The table below compares some of the key specifications of the Sony Z1 Compact, Z1, and Z:
|Specifications||Sony Xperia Z1 Compact||Sony Xperia Z1||Sony Xperia Z|
|Dimensions||127 x 64.9 x 9.5mm||144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5mm||139 x 71 x 7.9mm|
|Display||4.3″ 720p (720×1280) “Triluminos”||5″ 1080p (1080×1920) “Triluminos”||5″ full HD (1080×1920) Bravia Engine 2|
|Processor||2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974||2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974||1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (APQ8064+MDM9215M)|
|Graphics||Adreno 330||Adreno 330||Adreno 320|
|Cellular data||LTE, HSPA+||HSPA+ and LTE||HSPA / LTE|
In South Africa the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact will also launch alongside Sony’s “Privileged Movies” service, the spokesperson told MyBroadband.
According to Sony, users will initially be able to download six movies from a selection of ten.
The entire selection will be confirmed closer to the Z1 Compact’s launch date, but Sony said it will include Captain Phillips.