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Mr. Blurrycam shoots Sony Xperia Z1 mini next to BlackBerry Q10?

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Mr. Blurrycam shoots Sony Xperia Z1 mini next to BlackBerry Q10?
It was just last Sunday when we told you about a published report concerning a rumored mini version of one of the most anticipated phones yet to launch this year. We are talking about the Sony Honami mini which might actually be titled the Sony Xperia Z1 mini considering the expected true name of the full-sized model.

As you might recall, the exciting thing about the Sony Xperia Z1 mini is the flagship specs that Sony is supposedly leaving on the phone unlike most other mini models of flagship handsets. These bite-sized variants usually have more than just their stature cut. According to someone who supposedly has a great track record, the only changes from the full sized Sony Xperia Z1 to the mini will be the smaller screen, lower resolution (from 5 inch 1080 x 1920 to 4.3 inch 720 x 1280), and a lower capacity battery (from 3050mAh to 2400mAh). The 20.7MP camera remains intact as does the 2GB of RAM and the 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 under the hood.

Over at XDA developers forum, someone posted a blurry photo of what is alleged to be the Sony Xperia Z1 mini next to a BlackBerry Q10. The problem is that the photo's blurry look might have been done on purpose to disguise the fact that the phone on the right is not the Xperia Z1 mini. What we would like to believe is that with an overweight security guard breathing down his neck, the photographer didn't have time to focus before taking the shot. There are quite a few who see the phone on the right as being the Sony Xperia Z. But a quick look at the dimensions of both the Sony Xperia Z (139 x 71 x 7.9 mm) and the BlackBerry Q10 (119.6 x 66.8 x 10.35 mm) show that the Xperia Z is longer and wider than its 'Berry counterpart, which is not true in the picture. Unless the photo was doctored in some way, this could very well be the Sony Xperia Z1 mini. Or, for old time's sake, the Sony Honami mini.

Is this the Sony Xperia Z1 mini at right, posing next to the BlackBerry Q10?

Is this the Sony Xperia Z1 mini at right, posing next to the BlackBerry Q10?


source: XDAdevelopersforum

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posted on 25 Aug 2013, 02:38 11

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7599; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Well it's definitely is living up to the Mini name that's for sure.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 07:06 3

15. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


but not the Mr.Blurrycam, this is more like Mr.Shakycam

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 07:09 2

17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Defiantly will dominate the iPhone®

Finally a massive contender, with much better specs than the iP5

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 08:53 2

19. oister85 (Posts: 394; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


The iphone is no competition even for the galaxy s3.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 11:02 1

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7599; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Sorry, but it won't dominate the iPhone, especially with the new model coming out in less than a month. I don't see that happening anytime soon.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 12:27

24. buccob (Posts: 1334; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Yeah... I hope this is not the Mini... if that is the case, the screen will have to be 4" the most... which is underwhelming
The size of the Sony Xperia pictured is close to the size of Xperia Go (Xperia Advance in US) and that has a 3.5" screen...

I would love the Honami Mini to be a 4.3~4.5" screen with off screen buttons

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 02:47 5

3. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


F*** AWESOME!!!

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 02:59 7

4. GMS85 (Posts: 156; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Long Live #Sony

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 03:05 3

5. vincelongman (Posts: 1006; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I'm waiting for a Xperia ZL1

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 03:11 1

6. WTF24 (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


nc one sony!!.maybe this time samarena would rate this one high,,,

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 03:33 4

7. SonyPS4 (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 May 2013)


I hope Sony can show rival true mini smartphone without sacrificing specs.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 04:07

8. digicon (Posts: 114; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)


That's a good one . . . what's the controversy ? . .

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 05:04 2

9. Finest (Posts: 76; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


Samsung and HTC minis would be dominated by this Honamini

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 05:10 1

10. samara_saeed (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


so the best 2 mini phones at this time moto driod mini and this sony i am thinking alot about these phones .

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 05:56

11. mafflambo (Posts: 17; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


my hopes are very high now after seeing this pic

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 06:02 2

12. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


If the rumors about Honami mini is true it will be much more better than Droid mini.

but i agree with you Droid mini is one of the best “mini” in fact its the best “mini” so far

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 06:19 2

13. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5138; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


If the rumors were true, Honamini will be the only mini that has the same beasty processor and camera like it's bigger brother.
I hope that this is the true mini, #thebestofsony.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 07:06

16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Sony like no others
Sony why compromise
Ftw™

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 08:34

18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I just hope that 2,400 mAh battery can handle the S800.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 06:33

14. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


If all the rumors is true and this phone is announced on the same day with Honami, the camera lens, and other Sony accessories it will be a knock out punch for every other manufacturers.

But Sony should do aggressive marketing if they really want to succeed, I just hope they don’t do dirty moves like some other companies.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 09:05 2

20. Genersis (Posts: 177; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It's roughly 1.6mm thinner than the Xperia P from what I've heard, so I think a 4 inch screen is the biggest we can expect on it.
Unless it only has 2mm bezel on each side of the screen, which isn't really a Sony strong point...

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 09:54

21. aokde (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


XPERIA ZL.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 10:03

22. Taters (Posts: 2640; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The ZL had to shove everything in the trunk to accomplish the rest of it's dimensions. The ZL is a fatty considering the battery is so small.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 14:39

26. Genersis (Posts: 177; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It's still a one off achievement for Sony, and I doubt they'll bother again with a phone small to begin with.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 12:38

25. buccob (Posts: 1334; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I agree... if you use PA size compare tool... you can see that the phone in the picture is close in size to the Xperia Go... and that has a 3.5" screen...

If the mini has a 4" screen... or even 4.3" but with screen buttons (it seems that way from the pic) I just getting the big Honami instead

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 21:47

27. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


who the f**k takes these shots. in this day an age taking a decent pic should be so easy. now when i see these ''blurry'' pic i just think controlled leaked...atleast the phone looks like it lives upto the mini moniker unlike the one mini, only thing left is sony to keep the spec same as possible minus the screen, 1080p not needed pn 4.3'' screen and a s600 instead of s800 is most likely again not a huge issue...as others have said it looks like the screen might be 4'', i hopes thats not the case, imo 4'' is a tad too small.

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