With features that almost match its larger sibling, the Z1 Compact caused a stir when announced at CES last month and while it’s due in Australia as a Telstra exclusive in April, Mobicity have just opened up pre-orders for the Z1 Compact on their website.
Available to pre-order in four colours – Pink, Lime and of course Black and White – the Z1 Compact is unfortunately not compact in price, at least at the moment – sometimes the price drops as the stock availability draws near – with Mobicity asking for $729.95 + postage to pre-order. That price makes it a full $80 more than ordering the full Xperia Z1 LTE, which Mobicity are currently selling for $649.95 + postage.
While the full size Z1 comes with a 5″ 1080P display and a 3,000mAh battery and the Z1 Compact which comes with a 4.3″ 720P display and 2300mAh battery, the Z1 Compact is a pretty full featured smartphone. All the features of the full sized Z1, including the same 20.7MP Exmor RS image sensor and G Lens, with BIONZ image processing for image stabilisation and full IP55/IP58 Ingress Protection to guard against dust and water.
There’s no exact date for shipping, although Mobicity are hoping to have more details on availability by the end of this week. If you’re deadset on the Z1 Compact, then head over to the Mobicity website.