More Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) high-res photos outed

More Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) high-res photos outed

New high-res snaps of both a blackand a white SonyXperia Z1 (Honami) have been brought to our attention, and thesource, unsurprisingly, is somewhere in China. While these areobviously dummy devices, they're still a pretty close (and realistic)match with what we're expecting to see unveiled soon.

The new shots are somewhat late tothe party, but they nevertheless complete the feeling that Sony'sXperia Z1 (Honami) has claimed a spot on the list of most hyped upphones this year. However, that's not surprising in the least –while the design may not necessarily be everybody's cup of tea, allthe initial information we've had in the form of leaks and hintsindicate that the Xperia Z1 will be a hardware beast.

But the specs on the Sony Xperia Z1are only a part of the story: Sony itself appears intent to battlethrough the hardships of cultural reorganization in order to carryout its relatively nascent “OneSony” strategy that Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has vowed will turn theJapanese manufacturer into a smartphone powerhouse. What's infinitelymore important than vows and promises, though, are the actual results of saidgood intentions, and those have started appearing already. Namely,after a rather tumultuous period financially, Sonyhas gone back to profitable and has delivered on its promise ofconverging the different departments of expertise at the company(e.g. Triluminos displays in smartphones, X-Reality engine formobile, the BIONZ image processor, etc). These all have helped Sonyshape a truly competitive line-up this time around – one thatcaters to a very wide range of customers: the Honami mini for themore conservative of us, all the way up to the downright extravagantSony Xperia Z Ultra. Of course, how Sony's new contenders will end uphandling the ruthlessly competitive smartphone market remains to beseen.

Exact release date for the SonyXperia Z1 remains unclear, but we do know that the new Sony flagshipwill be announced on September 4 during IFA2013 in Berlin, so stay tuned for more coverage.

via: mobiFlip

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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. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Sexy beast!! But in my opinion the Note 3 will be better!!

3. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Just release it SONY! We can't wait!! LOOK at the viewing angle! WOOT!

40. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Just wow.....what a stunning device....gorgeous outside and powerful inside.

78. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

yeahhhhhhhhh unleash the beastzelsss sony!! can't wait to replace my dumbbell with a new one!! take my money!!

24. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am sorry but this has to be one the BEST looking phone ever to grace the mobile world. The black is beautiful BUT that white one looks like a piece of art. Also to be DUST & WATER proof up to 5 feet deep & to include a 20MP camera with no HUMP is a technological marvel. Sony just dropped probably the BEST all around phone money can buy this fall. Sony just showed us in these pics what BOTH HTC & Samsung are up against this fall. Sure the Xperia Z1 is not a phablet like the Samsung Galaxy Note III & HTC One Max but in the all around game of top BEAST phone of the fall the Sony Xperia Z1 looks like a Mike Tyson at the peak of his prime. Samsung your Galaxy Note III HAS NO CHOICE but to be on point, if not I am going to be the first to say I am not going to buy your Note III. The jury is still out. Let's see what the Samsung Galaxy Note III has to offer.

25. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

This Device is truly a masterpiece! It's CRAFTED perfectly in every details, not like the OTHER DEVICE to be announced, it is CRAP-TED! :D

32. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol.... O...K... Whatever floats your boat.

51. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Please Please Please Sony....bring this to Verizon.....if not.............well, i guess i'll just have to leave Verizon! haha

27. yudi.nemesis unregistered

In this article you said “i didn’t says the note 3 was better” So please tell me what makes you think that note 3 will be better than Z1??

29. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Can you explain how?? in camera? in sound? in durability? in screen? in beauty? or maybe in water resistance?? the only thing which is better in N3 is the bezel and of course its not important and it may cause some problems as well. so, how is Note3 better than this one? too many question marks!!

63. Assa7inKing

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

how NOTE 3 will be better ?

75. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

AC Brotherhood!

80. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

the thing that's going to make the note 3 better is.... marketing!

74. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

dont be so closed mind. specs wise these 2 phones will be exactly same, only difference is the screen and camera, which we will only know from review if sony 20mp with one of best p&s camera imagine processor is better or not. samsung will give option of replaceable battery. which is surely awesome. samsung weakest point is same old design. and sony weakest point is 5' inch phone in 6' phone body. make your call. i had gs3 so i dont want to get phone which will look same as my 2 year old phone. so im going with sony.

87. ashdch99

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Note 3 is a phablet category device, so you just cannot compare this with note 3, so cut the differentiation crap of this device with note 3....

2. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

Thats one beautiful phone. Anybody know if this phone will get released in all regions? This phone needs some USA(AT&T) lovin'

44. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Hopefully "One Sony" means they're trying their hardest to get it everywhere.

4. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Open headset jack for a water resistant phone! WOW!!

5. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

It's the same as the Z Ultra and S4 Active.

9. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Is there a problem? I'm just excited :|

10. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Not at all.

6. amilcarmz86

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

And this is what i call a gorgeus phone!!

7. Kurai unregistered

Very beautiful. And guess what, it's made of carbon fiber and it will use Asashi's dragon trail glass !

11. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

The screen is just awesome! No more screamin' fanboys "SONY display sucks, etc.." Now they will scream "HUGE BEZEL".. Haters gonna hate indeed!

20. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Im not a hater, I actually do not mind the viewing angles of older Sony's... My Acro S screen is great, but the bezels of this phone is a bigger concern than viewing angles.... at least in my opinion... And if the Z1 Mini turn out to have a 4.3" screen or smaller (with on screen buttons) I will get this phone, but if the Mini have a bigger screen than that, I will definitely appreciate the smaller footprint

41. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Well it does have a huge bezel! doesn't take a hater to see that. The rage right now is super thin bezels and phones that are coming out NOW and aren't keeping up with the thin bezel race, are just looking dated from the get go. My initial look at this design is that it looks decent, I like the beveled edges on the glass, but WAAAAAY too much bezel. I'll stick with the Note 3.

45. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"The rage right now is super thin bezels." Thanks, LG marketing president McLTE! I'll get right on that!

46. Feanor

Posts: 1419; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Sorry to rain on your parade but the screen here looks awesome because these samples are mock ups from China and the screen is obviously a print. The real model wouldn't have the model name written on the screen. But if the screen proves as good as on the Z Ultra, I won't complain.

50. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

You have a good eye there... I didn't notice the first time... but it makes sense, since it does not show any other screen, or any interaction even if the guys is touching it... Anyway Triluminous does promises... so my complains wont be about the screen for sure... they will be in my comment down below

79. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

it's not about hating, just speaking the truth, Z1's bezels ruin it all... same with sung note 3, those ugly boring design is ruining everything... I don't understand why they always made half completed phone and release it to market....

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