Sony Xperia Z1 press release leaks, confirms many of the device’s specs



While Sony is prepping the stage for tomorrow’s Sony Xperia Z1 announcement, even more details on the upcoming flagship have leaked online. The boys at Xperia Blog managed to get their hands on the official press release providing us with, not only official press shots of the device, but confirms many of the device’s hardware specs as well.

While the official press release has since been taken down, we still know is that the Sony Xperia Z1 will come equipped with a 5-inch 1980×1080 resolution “Triluminous” HD display, Qualcomm’s all new Snapdragon 800 processor MSM8974 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage (with expandable micro SD card slot), and a beefy 3,000 mAh battery. All of this crammed into a device measuring 144x74x8.5mm, with a weigh of 170 grams.

Sony Xperia Z1 press leak back sides

As for the camera, many of the rumors we heard about previously seem to have been dead on. Sony’s packing the Xperia Z1 with a 20.7MP 1/2.3-inch Exymor RS CMOS sensor — providing for a 24mm wide angle lens with quick f2.0 processor. What good is all this imaging hardware without the software to back it up? Well, Sony also briefly mentions their suite of apps, things like Timeshift, AR effect, and more (which were also leaked previously).

Looks like there aren’t many surprises left in store for Sony’s Xperia Z1 unveiling tomorrow, but we’re excited to see some of their software improvements (if any), and more details on availability. Here’s to hoping US networks are more excited about this device than the previous model, which only launched on T-Mobile here in the states.

[Xperia Blog 1, 2]

Chris Chavez
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  1. “Looks like there aren’t many surprised left in store for Sony’s Xperia Z1 unveiling tomorrow…”


  2. Looks like there aren’t many surprised left in store for Sony’s Xperia Z1 unveiling “tomorrow…”


  3. check the reviews on the Xperia Z Ultra, the big brother of the Z1. The Ultra is the fastest lag free device I’ve ever seen. So I’m sure the Snapdragon 800 in the Z1 will perform the same making this a device to be high on the list. The Ultra benchmarks blow away all other phones currently on the market. I’m looking forward to this performance in a little smaller package.

  4. aww man, whats with the Jay Leno chin? and the Rihanna forehead? :(

    1. LOL!!!!

  5. this or the LG G2? also, is that a typo that the screen rez is 1980×1080 instead of 1920?

    1. The Z1 has a bigger battery and an SD card slot. That makes the difference for me.

      1. 16GB isn’t enough for my apps. I kinda need more internal storage space.

      2. the G2 is said to also be 143g with same size battery as the Z1 so it’s definitely the material used on the Z1 that’s tipping the scale. i assume it’s also water/dust proof like the original Z.

        1. The G2 has a 2610 mAh battery. The Z1 has a 3000mAh battery.

          1. http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/g2 scroll down to battery section. unless that’s a typo…

          2. Well I feel dumb. Thanks. 2610 was the number from the pre-release leaks.

  6. we still know that the Sony Xperia Z1 will come equipped with: a 1980×1080 resolution “Triluminous” HD display,

    Even better than Ludicrous speed

  7. 16GB is not enough for my apps. =.[

    This phone is sounding nice, though. I can’t WAIT until tomorrow.

    1. FolderMount app (or other hacks) + external sdcard.

      1. Um…? I’m scared. I had a class 10 ext. SD card and the apps that I put on the card didn’t run that good.

        It was probably due to it being an older phone and couldn’t handle the processing power or something. IDK… It was the E4GT (GS2).

        But I’ve lost hope for running apps on my SD card.

      2. Question for you sir!!
        Is there a memory swap just like the 4.1.2 scipt or something like that for a 4.2.2 ROM? I like folderMount but hate doing each manually

    2. it really annoys me when apps will not move to the “internal storage” or “sd card” – there could be 64gig sitting there all ready for filling.

  8. Damn gurl… Dat camera… Dat Micro SD slot…

    1. I wish Scrubs would be seen more places

      1. Love it. Except for season 9. I just pretend that mess never happened.

  9. Now let’s hope it has an outstanding battery life with that 3000 mAh battery. At initial launch of Xperia Z, it suffered some poor battery life claims.

  10. 5″ screen?

    1. Yessir, just like the last model. Added inches to the post.

  11. Too bad this wont come to Verizon

    1. With you on that one, would love to see a Sony phone make it to Verizon.

  12. Is it still waterproof like the Xperia Z? I’m wondering if T-Mo will get it. If not I’ll settle for the Xperia Z. I’ve been wanting it since launch.

    1. this beast will most def be coming to tmobes-bgobes. do not settle for the plain ol z. you’d be doing yourself an egregious injustice

  13. this device might be the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever laid me peepers upon…

  14. 74mm wide?! damn that’s a wide phone with a big bezel. Too big in my opinion. 69-71mm is as big as a phone can go for one handed typing.

  15. 170g? nice specs but heavy phone. I will still upgrade my S to it, but fear it would be more likely to get damaged if it fell from a table to a solid floor. The heavier it is the more likely it is to be fumbled and the more likely it will have the mass not to “bounce”

  16. Have you seen the Sony website today. Some new phones but no metion of a Xperia Z1. You have a couple of dual sim phones the Xperia M Duel and the Xperia C. Then you have the Xperia M and the Xperia Z Ultra which has been on the site a while now http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/

  17. Ok, it’s official. That side bezel and bottom bezel is so freakin ugly. I expected more from sony who I believe designs well. But this phone looks like its from 5 years ago… has the best power buttons ever tho lol.

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