A new image of the “Xperia Z1^s” has leaked from @evleaks. It is exactly the same phone leaked by evleaks back in October 2013. There has been some confusion over whether this was a refresh of the Xperia Z1 i.e. sporting a 5-inch display or whether this was a mini version with 4.3-inch 720p display.
Well a tweet from @evleaks with the specs claims that this is indeed the Xperia Z1 mini or “Xperia Z1s” as it will likely be called. Yes, the phone looks almost identical to the Xperia Z1 (L39t) that launched in China recently, which is why we thought the Xperia Z1s would be a 5-inch model. However, if you look carefully, this phone has two port flaps on the left side, compared to one for the L39t which eschewed the micro SD memory card slot.
If this does happen to be the case it means the global Xperia Z1 mini (Xperia Z1s) will look completely different to the Japanese Xperia Z1 mini (Xperia Z1 f), despite the fact that the specs look identical. The announcement for the Xperia Z1s looks a dead cert for the CES press event later today.