Eagerly awaiting Sony’s launch of their much anticipated high end smartphone the Xperia Z1? Launch is barely a week away, but it seems that this is the time when all the leaks about the device popup all over the internet. If you are eagerly waiting for September 6th t0 11th when the Honami or Xperia Z1 is expected to launch, then we can ease that with newly leaked images that reveal almost everything there is to see on the device when it comes to design and build. Although so many images of the Xperia Z1 have leaked over the past couple of months, these are the first legitimate clear (non-blurred) images of this high end device (click images to expand).
These images were published by a Chinese website 365dian.com but the folks at Xperia Blog did us a favor re-publishing them. Although the images are from a dummy model, they are the clearest and most accurate images of the upcoming smartphone (or phablet if that’s what you want it to be). I should also point out that these are the first images that actually peg the model name and number Xperia Z1 on the device we previously knew – and still do – as Sony Honami.
If you haven’t been following the rumors about the Xperia Z1 that have been doing rounds on the internet, you will find this section useful. Here is a brief summary of the core specs and features the Xperia Z1 is expected to launch with next week. Note that these specs and features are compiled from many rumors and could or could not be true.
Device Name: Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami).
Processor: 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with Adreno 330 graphics.
Operating System: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Display: 5 inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD Triluminos multitouch screen.
Memory: 16GB internal storage with microSD card support.
Cameras: 20.7 megapixels f/2.3 with 4K video recording rear and 2 megapixels with 1080p video recording front with a physical shutter button.
Build: 144 x 73.9 x 8.3mm; IP 55/58 standard water-proof and shock, dust and shatter resistant; dragontrail tempered front glass, carbon fiber frame and a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 at the back.
Connectivity and others: NFC, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b/g/n/a and ac; Support for MHL and Miracast; Dual (Stereo) Speakers and IR Blaster/Remote.
Battery: 3100 mAh with STAMINA mode
Original Colors: White, Black and Purple.
Based on the hardware specs and features we are already privy to, the Xperia Z1 is a very powerful device that will certainly be a formidable challenge to current market leaders including Samsung’s Galaxy S4, HTC’s One and soon-to-come HTC One Max and LG’s G just to name a few. Sony is expected to unveil the Honami or Sony Xperia Z1, the successor to Xperia Z, during the IFA in Berlin, Germany between September 6th and 11th.