Liveblog: Sony unveils Xperia Z1 aka Honami

The moment has come. After months of constant leaks, rumors and whispers, Sony will finally unveil the Xperia Z1 today at IFA 2013. We are already in Berlin, the place where Europe’s biggest technology show takes place and will bring a liveblog of the exciting announcement.

We expect a short and concise event, focused on the Xperia Z1, the company’s new flagship. Sony has already unveiled that it’d feature a 20-megapixel camera that aims to bring a small revolution to smartphone photography, and that it’d be a water-resistant device with a design similar to the Xperia Z.

Ever since Kaz Hirai took over the role of Sony President and chief executive on April 1, 2012, the Japanese company has been undergoing a renaissance with renewed focus on mobile. Now, we’re about to see the ripest fruits of its efforts. Follow us below!

Sony’s IFA 2013 press conference will start at the following times:

07:00AM — Pacific (PT)
09:00AM — Central (CT)
10:00AM — Eastern (ET)
03:00PM — London
06:00PM — Moscow
11:00PM — Tokyo

Related phones

Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013


6. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013


14. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Still some music is going on! FTW

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

If Sony's stuff is priced ok it may lure me away from a N5. I don't expect that but do hope they buck their own trend some an appeal to more people that way. Otherwise its a Fabergé egg phone to me.

3. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

I cant wait >.

8. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Yup also waiting for official camera samples...

22. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

ok try to use time machine :D

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Just waiting eagerly for Z1 announcement and then Z1 mini, because I want it.........

5. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

So excited!!!!

7. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

No pop corn for me lol. It's early in the morning: Lucky Charms.

11. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

Cool, keep it healthy :)

9. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

still not watchable /yawn

10. ghassangs7

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Yeah there is my favorite brand let's goooooo!

12. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Epic fail haha. Lags more than your average Xperia.

13. special4u

Posts: 63; Member since: May 22, 2013

OMG! I expect REAL Beast from Sony, not the fake beast from Samsung

16. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

The last fake from Samsung man-handled Sony, so will the Note III 3 hours from now,

15. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012


17. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I can see those press phones running out of juice.

18. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

We are sorry to report that Sony Music Services are stopped working. Sorry for the inconvenience.

19. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Haha, it's falling apart from that broken engrish.

20. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

i think sony europe president is having banana in his mouth...

21. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Not sure if this is more boring or the black screen when the stream was broken.

23. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Okay, getting more interesting.

24. gazmatic

Posts: 808; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

25. nxl2610

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

That it ? i'm a bit disappointed -_-

27. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

For me, it wasn't "disappointment", just, underwhelming.

26. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

you can see from the audience. nobody was awed. they were just like introducing stuff. unlike nokia's production introduction with actual demonstrations. well, i'm disappointed. i've always been a sony fan. that presentation wasn't good.

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