Sony teases Xperia Z1 (aka Honami, Xperia i1) – official announcement imminent


It’s the smartphone that everyone has been talking about… well, the tech blogs anyway. That’s the tweet that went out in the wee AM hours from the official Sony Xperia Twitter account. Showing nothing more than a power button (a sexy one at that), Sony’s upcoming flagship device was teased in an image but didn’t provide much else in terms of details.

Sony Xperia Z1 i1 Honami renders

Alleged press renders of the Sony Xperia Z1

We still don’t have an official name for the device. Rumored to launch as the Sony Xperia Z1, but long known for its Honami codename (and more recently, the Sony Xperia i1). According to tipsters, the Xperia Z1 will come equipped with an upgrade in specs over the previous Sony Xperia Z, powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor (an upgrade to the S4 Pro found in the original), 20MP camera with Sony’s specialty imaging sensors capable of recording 4K video, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage with micro SD card slot.

The device remains relatively the same in the looks department, carrying the familiar all-glass construction, and similar 5-inch full 1080p HD display. The Sony Xperia Z1 is said to be officially unveiled at a Sony event on September 4th during IFA 2013 in Berlin, though when the device will actually launch in the US is another story entirely.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. copping

  2. that button looks good… I just wanna press it

    1. All night long. O_o

      1. I like to press buttons underwater.

    2. I literally reached out to touch the my monitor in an attempt to press the button.

  3. Sony…LOL

  4. I’m longing for a high end Sony phone on Verizon. They look amazing and the waterproofing is the icing on the cake.

  5. Love SONY Tv’s and stereo equipment. That being said i think theyre not getting much traction in the mobile phone business. At least theyre not as bad as BlackBerry.

    1. They’re doing much better than last year, didn’t they sell about 9 million handsets last quarter?

  6. It’ll probably be available in the US 3rd quarter 2014…on Magenta.

    1. haha funny. but based on their track record youre probably correct haha

  7. “16GB of internal storage with micro SD card slot.” Oh… That last part gave me warm fuzzies. Cheers Sony.

  8. That’s a glass back?

  9. Knowing Sony, they’ll hang themselves by making it a Cricket exclusive.

    1. This is a true. The biggest mistake manufacturers used to make was making there flagship exclusive. This was a dumb idea if your trying to get your name and product out there. Because most people aren’t willing to switch their carrier for a phone. I’m hoping to see this come to Sprint, but we’ll see what happens.

  10. I hope they did a better job with the camera on this one than they had on the Z. That thing was worse than the camera on my Note 2. Which bummed me out. I really liked the idea of the z.

    1. The Note II camera really ticks me off. It’s horrible.

      1. Well, you better hope they did a massively better job on this one then because the Z did far worse than the Note 2 and now this new camera has more megapixels on it… which usually doesn’t do wonders on a sensor this size. Really, about 8MP is the sweet spot for a sensor this size. Which is right where the Note 2 is.

  11. #waterproof

  12. But the Z just came out!!! **throws phone out the window**

    1. The surest way to make something obsolete? Buy it.

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