The Sony Xperia Z1 or i1 appears to have been recently teased by the Sony Xperia Twitter account. The teaser shows a close-up photo of the power button of the device that Sony claims is something that everyone has been talking about. It goes on to say that it will be coming soon. The teaser ends with the hashtag #bestofSony, hinting that the device in the photo is their most impressive offering, and potentially their upcoming flagship handset. No other details were given by Sony on Twitter regarding the device.
At this point, we are still unsure about what the company will be calling the device when it finally launches. Both the Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia i1 names have appeared in the rumor mill as the alleged official names of the device that had been codenamed the Honami.
The Sony Xperia Z1 or i1 is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for expansion, a 5-inch 1080p HD Triluminous screen with Sony’s X-Reality engine, and a slim form factor. One of the handset’s highlights is its purportedly powerful camera: a 20 MP shooter with G Lens, special software, and a capability of capturing videos in 4K quality. It is expected that Sony’s inclusion of this camera will allow it to compete better against the camera-oriented smartphones that are hitting the market lately, as well as flagship smartphones which boast of superb image quality.
The new Sony handset will break cover on September 4th, before the 2013 IFA event in Berlin, Germany. Along with the flagship smartphone, Sony may unveil camera lenses that could be attached to the Sony Xperia Z1 or i1, as well as other Android or iOS handsets, to allow them to take better pictures.