Sony Honami cameraphone might land as Z1, marking the first 'One Sony' handset


Those rumors that Sony's upcoming 20 MP cameraphone, codenamed Honami, might be called i1 in the end, seem to have been off by a letter. DooMLoRD from XDA-Devs fame, who has leaked Sony ROMs pre-launch before, tweeted that the Honami will actually be called Z1, not i1, which makes much more sense.

Z1 (Z One) would merge the notation for the company's flagship handsets line, like Xperia Z and Z Ultra, with the hint that the Honami is the first result of the One Sony strategy in one cool, easy to remember name. Whether or not it will also be branded Xperia Z1, remains to be seen.



One Sony was announced by CEO Kaz Hirai last year, and aimed at cross-department collaboration at Sony, so its new products benefit from the best the company is capable of in each of their aspects. Thus the Sony Z1 is expected to feature the BIONZ image processing engine, superior audio, and Sony's new Triluminous display technology, coming from the company's TV panels, that proved itself already in the Z Ultra phablet.

source: DooMLoRD (Twitter) via XperiaBlog

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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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