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Sony teases Xperia Z1 aka Honami will be water-resistant: “about to make a splash”

0. phoneArena 23 Aug 2013, 03:57 posted on

Sony has posted a new image of its upcoming flagship the Xperia Z1 aka Sony Honami suggesting it will indeed be waterproof…

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posted on 23 Aug 2013, 21:08

66. JunBringer (Posts: 137; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Agreed. It's about time 16GB devices dropped off the face of the Earth.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:29 3

10. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


The question is.... are they planning to launch it, in four primary carrier in U S soil?

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 17:01

63. JGuinan007 (Posts: 687; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Nope Sony Ericson left a bad taste in Carriers mouths units did not sell well even at free on contract, Sony still has an uphill battle

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 20:02

64. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


We can only hope so. But expect it to be just the GSM carriers as usual. You would hope that now that all the other big manufacturers caught on this year that they should release their flagship phones on all, that Sony would realize this too. I would get this if they brought it to Sprint.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 21:14

67. JunBringer (Posts: 137; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Nah, Verizon ruins everything.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:29 9

11. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Here it comes... An all in one Sony smartphone.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:32

12. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I wonder how big it is If its the height & width (I don't care about thinness) of the Xperia ZL, I will buy it.
But if bigger than Xperia Z (like the leaks/rumors) I might not.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:35 6

13. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


Still, 16 gig ROM for flagship phone.... My goodness!!!

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:37 4

15. SonyPS4 (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Me too. Im hoping for 32gb minimum.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 05:02 3

19. Amir1 (unregistered)


i'm hoping for 128gb it's the year 2013!

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 11:38

53. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


why not go big 1tb

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 11:59

56. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


No what about 3 tb lol

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 21:15

68. JunBringer (Posts: 137; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Seriously.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 03:30

71. TMach (Posts: 460; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


The S4 also comes with 16gb, the alleged 32gb version or higher is nowhere to be seen, at least in Europe! Yes, I would prefer my phone to have 32gb/64gb internal memory with the option of whacking a 64gb memory card in but giving current trend of not even providing the memory card option (LG G2, other than the Korean version, HTC One, crapPhone, et al, the last 2 Nexus phones), I will take 16gb and whack in my 64gb memory card!

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:37 3

14. SonyPS4 (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Sony need to release this as fast as possible WORLDWIDE if they want to compete with Samsung/Apple. One thing I like about Apple is they always release their product few week after official announcement. I dont understand why Xperia smartphone always late in US.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 05:03 1

20. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Apple is an american company, this probabliy makes things much easier in the US…

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:40

16. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Water proof or resistant? Article says both.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 21:16

69. JunBringer (Posts: 137; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


I don't think they've released that yet. The Z Ultra is considered waterproof so hopefully they can pull it off with everything they release at this point.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:59 1

17. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I thought the sample photos showed an f/2.0 aperture?

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 05:07

22. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


In the #3 pic, the phone's camera lens and external zoom lens is at different places.

The specs are awesome but this phone would be very costly as compared to top flagships.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 05:08 3

23. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


ouuuch!! the spec gives me goose bumps..i'm loving it!!

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 05:09

24. Satnamreg (Posts: 29; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


Carbon fiber frame? WOW ! This will save some grams. And will stand from the crowd.
Looks like it's soon going to be a best phone on the market.

Hope they will release mini version soon afterwards. Because this one is a bit too big. And also they could make an option with 60 fps video which is good for filming when moving a lot.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 05:53 1

29. Amir1 (unregistered)


strongly disagree, good size. i would like even bigger screen.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 06:26 1

35. Satnamreg (Posts: 29; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


Yeah, maybe you're right. I will buy this one anyway. Because won't wait any longer :D And then if it will be too big, I'll change it to Mini when it will be released.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 07:21 3

42. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


It would be perfect if it was the size of the Xperia ZL in my opinion.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 09:02

50. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


^this

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 05:53 1

30. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Will hold this one out. If all the hype is what expected then I might trade in my Xperia ZL for this.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 06:00 1

31. Amir1 (unregistered)


*waits for the person who will ask if the phone will have xenon flash...*
NO... apparently this is NOT a camera phone like samsung zoom, lumia 1020, etc, its all around flagship, the MP increase is just natural evolution, so calm down. i guess that also xenon flash would make the thickness bigger - like the lumia 1020 - i dont' really want that.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 06:22 1

34. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Damn! I want it now, it's freakin' gorgeous!

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 06:52

36. Tattari (Posts: 24; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


everything is perfect , but i'd personally like a bit bigger screen , and a higher memory . ofc if you're gonna take 4k videos u should take no less than 64gb micro sd , but doubt that i'll use the 4k video recording anytime soon if i bought this phone

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