New Sony Xperia Z1S have yet again and this time we have live photos and some early impressions of the device.
The Xperia Z1S was photographed next to a ruler, which seems to confirm ealier rumored measurements of 127 x 64.9mm. This device also reports to have a model number D5503, which matches the ones found in the EXIF info from the leaked photo yesterday.
Other than that, the Sony Xperia Z1S in the photo differs slightly from the leaked press image, specifically in the front-facing camera and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The tipster that took the photo reported that almost everything worked smoothly except for the occasional hiccup in the launcher (but this is an early pre-release software). The design was praised, though the volume rocker and the flap that covers the microUSB port (that's for the IP58 water-resistant specification) were criticized.
The side of the phone has two pogo pins (visible in the fourth photo above) for charging via a dock, similar to those on the Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra.
The Sony Xperia Z1S runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Sony's custom skin on top, powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset with a 2,300mAh battery. The phone has a 4.3" 720p display and the 20.7MP camera from the big Xperia Z1.
The Xperia Z1S announcement date is not clear – one rumor pointed to November 12, a new one from today points to November 26. There's still no official date from Sony yet though.