New snaps of the white Sony Xperia Z1 (aka Honami) caught in the wild

New snaps of the white Sony Xperia Z1 (aka Honami) caught in the wild

Sony's upcoming Xperia Z1, or theHonami, as most of you have probably come to recognize it as, hasbeen making rounds around the web for a while now, and nobody wouldcomplain if we had a little quiet before the storm. That, of course,isn't going to happen, for any measures Sony may have had in place tocounter information leaks like the one below appear to have beencompletely and utterly overpowered.

True Sony fans among you willalready know that we'reexpecting the Honami to come in at least three colors: black,white and purple. And while the purple unit remains elusive, we'veseen plenty of the black one, but not so much of the white, which isarguably more chic than the rest. Not to worry, though, for moreimages of the snow-white device have appeared from within the depthsof China.

Said new snaps aren't breaking newground, but they do provide a more exhaustive peek at the upcomingHonami, along with reaffirmation of a few key points of the device.Namely, the speaker on the Z1 will be significantly bigger than theone found on its predecessor, the Xperia Z, which should hopefullymean that blocking out the speaker will be a much tougher job.Moreover, the highly-anticipated camera unit on the device is, onceagain, confirmed to come with Sony's G lens, and a single LED flash(sorry folks, seems like a Xenon flash is out of the question). Anotherthing worth dotting down on your pad as you await the officialunveiling is that the Honami will be coming with a magnetic chargingdock, much alike the one found with the Xperia Z Ultra.

So, has the Honami pickled yourfancy? If yes, then you should probably make sure you checkthe rest of our related coverage here.

source: Digi-wo via XPERIA Blog

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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. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

What is the meaning of Letter G on camera ;)

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

G Lens

7. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013


8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

They are advertising their G lens and nothing else. G stands for Grace, Gather and Gratify. :)

31. Kurai unregistered

It means galaxy zoom sucks

33. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

phone's G spot

35. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

All BEZEL WHINERS.. These phone is very powerful, and "MIGHT" destroy the N3, and any other flagship to date. The BEZEL is all they can whine..

39. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Is it me or is this phone dripping of FULL sex appeal? This is one damn sexy piece of art. The Sony Xperia Z1 is looking like a REAL winner for Sony. Damn how things have changed. This time last year I WOULD have never said what I am saying now. Sony definitely deserves some RESPECT. They are now a true & real player in the mobile/Android world along with Samsung & HTC. The new Android "BIG" 3: Samsung, HTC, & Sony. It's official!!!

46. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Really??? It looks exactly the same as Xperia Z lolzzzz hahahaha

47. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Are you saying the Xperia Z didn't look good. I rank it up there with the iPhone 5, HTC One, and the Lumia 925 in terms of looks. And he might be including the rumored specs as part of its sex appeal and his designation as a "sexy piece of art".

2. Satnamreg

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

White color makes the bezel look even bigger. I'll buy the black one for sure. Hoping they will announce the mini version next week as well.

38. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Am I the only one who isn't complaining about bezels

3. GeekMovement unregistered

Such a beautiful device. I keep repeating, but PLEASE come to the states and to all the major US carriers.

4. epicandroid

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Wow. Looks even uglier up close. Those thick bezels and side profile along with same boring design~~ sigh...

10. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

It actually kinda sexy. Bezel are kinda big but not as ugly as you mentioned.HTC One has big bezel but still it look damn sexy. and about the design, Samsung has same design quite some time eg: s3,s4 and their design is kinda sucks compared to Sony's. apple keeps their design minimum 2 years and change it here and there, and Sony introduced this design just with Xperia z and it is one of the best designed smartphone to date and it look premium & not bored in many peoples eyes. Sony ,htc ,nokia is one of the best when it comes to designing phone no matter what you say. Just wait for official pictures of the device buddy...

12. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

HTC ONE has big bezels for obvious reasons (speakers), but this honami has thick bezels which would turn off some people like me, im not saying its ugly but i would prefer bezels like the ZR.

13. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Idiot. Xperia Z1 has two stereo speakers at the bottom that's why it has big bezel and its waterproof unlike other phones

42. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Dont call him an Idiot... you lost the point you might have had... specially by saying "stereo speakers"... Stereophonic sound i created for the illusion of perspective... and having a single large speaker at the bottom, OR 2 speakers at the bottom (very close to each other) will not be enough to create said illusion... You need a wider distance to make your ears differ sounds left from right... and if you are watching a movie, this is specially useful... I would have love a speaker design in the Z1 like the HTC One... but sadly I see its not... I am still going to get this or a smaller version of the Z1... but Jason is definitely not an idiot... (though he might be referencing to the ZL instead of ZR)

19. yudi.nemesis unregistered

1. Dust and waterproof even some people say it will be shockproof. 2. 3000 mAh battery. 3. Bigger and more powerful speaker than Xperia Z. With all the things that I have mentioned I think it's very reasonable if this phone has a big bezels.

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5761; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I think you mean ZL, I agree as well

30. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

ya damn. it is thick. like lumia thick.

6. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I like the design. And the bezels are not too big, not too thin. Just right to hold it securely.

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

The design is almost same as Z, but the specs that it has stands out.

11. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

3 out of the 4 most recent stories are about the z1!!! haha maybe PA are starting to like sony!

15. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

We like great technology irrespective of who created it, actually ;). Sony's latest devices fall in that category, regardless of whether one is a Sony fan per se, or not.

34. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

You are correct... but only in terms of popularity and mass awareness... Older Sony devices were great in technology as well... they implemented many features before other manufacturers.. but some of the specs were a bit underwhelming and that was a harsh critic point from PA... See how older Sony devices with HDMI have CEC compatibility... while no other phone did... Sola had floating touch (but no software innovation like SGS4) Their waterproof phones sport Wet Finger Tracking tech allowing to be used when no other waterproof capacitive screen could... (all the way back to the Xperia Active) I really am not a blind fan, but I also appreciate great tech when I see/read it... But PA has been missing out on many of Sony's part... You will know you are doing an good objective smartphone review when the User Rating is similar to PA's Critic Rating... (when the number of user rating is high)... And that is where you guys have been failing... (Xperia Acro S, SL, ZR, ZL, T... compare ratings between critic and users)

14. supa_dupa

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I can't see myself with such an ugly device...

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5761; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I think it looks better than the Xperia Z (already a very sexy phone), I just hate the huge bezels (especially the top and bottom bezel)

16. jaisix

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

The speakers will be a magnetic fluid type Trust me

17. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I hope that the new speaker position won't be biased when reviewed saying that the speaker might be blocked while holding it in landscape because the iPhone always put the speakers below and still no comments about it. :)

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