Sony Honami mockup confirms Sony Xperia Z1 name
posted by Alan F. / Aug 27, 2013, 3:57 AM
That name is confirmed in a photograph showing mockups of Sony's three flagship models. We have the current Android flagship, the Sony Xperia Z, the 6.4 inch phablet called the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and the third model looks like the phone we called the Sony i1 Honami, except that is has a different name on the screen, the Sony Xperia Z1.
T-Mobile currently offers the Sony Xperia Z in the U.S. It should be interesting to see if sales of that model are strong enough for the mobile operator to consider bringing a carrier branded Sony Xperia Z1 to the states, if given the opportunity. As it stands, the Sony Xperia Z1 could be in for some competition in Asia from Oppo as the quirky Chinese manufacturer is expected to launch its own camera-centric Oppo N1 on September 23rd. With a 20.7 MP rear-facing camera on the Xperia Z1, Sony will be looking to compete against the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.
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source: Digi-wo via GforGames
- 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)
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The screen bezel is so huge why Sony not used this bezel to free screen space and put capacitive button?
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 4:06 AM 10
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And the UI have to change! Just plain ugly.
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 4:11 AM 4
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Well, Your galaxy s4 with small bezels looks way uglier than this
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 4:24 AM 5
The bezel is huge on the Z1 because of its waterproofness like the bezel on the Z. Rebember the other variant of the Z, the ZL? It's not waterproof but it became the smallest bezel to screen ratio on any smartphone until it was snatched by another company recently.
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 6:54 AM 3
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WOWWW!!! what a BEAST!!! super cool premium metal glass titanium carbon fibre best ever made big bezels for a flagship phone by sony, trolololololol...... shame on you sung for your cheap plastic bla bla bla...
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 4:14 AM 3
Haha... keep talking BS about bezels. Yeah shame on you sung for your S4 Active because its taller, wider, thicker and heavier than Xperia Z. Dust and waterproof “IP58” maybe its also shockproof, 3000 mAh battery, bigger and more powerful speakers than Xperia Z is the reason for big bezels.
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 7:20 AM 1
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Same design..definitely not attractive anymore...too boring
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 4:20 AM 2
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it has not even 1 full year when the first Xperia Z was introduced, you expect them to change the design for every phone they come out? The Xperia Z got praised and of course they will keep it for some times. It's not like they use the same Xperia Z design for ALL THEIR PHONE INCLUDING LOW END MID RANGE like samsung did. please, grow up.
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 4:35 AM 3
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Next year, if they make a deal breaker with for a mid range phone that performs well (which should be expected considering how fast technology is rising) and at a very very competitive price, even just for one year, it may increase rep and sales significantly..
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 4:25 AM 0
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Xperia Z is already too big for 5 inch LCD and now Xperia Z1 is even bigger than Z :/ why why whyy :/ they should make a little thicker than this like xperia Z and ZL :/
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 5:10 AM 0
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Having big bezels are maybe for its resistance to water and dust or fitting a 3k mAh battery to achieve slimmer profile or maybe to put the big camera sensor above the LCD and battery to achieve slimmer profile. But I did wish that Sony can make a phone with thinner bezels with at least 9mm of thickness.
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 6:00 AM 0
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I hope the Galaxy S5 phone is better then this, but Samsung will stick with plastic and 16mp.
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 6:00 AM 1
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2014 Xperia Q1 Flagship Specs :) 5.2 inch Full HD screen Triluminos Snapdragon MSM8984 processor 2.3 ghz (more powerful Snapdragon 800) Andreno 420 GPU 4GB Ram 4K Video recording Camera 20Mpx 3200 Mah Battery
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 6:11 AM 0
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Bigger than the Xperia Z is a terrible move. LG G2 made the same mistake. And HTC One is way too big for a phone with a 4.7 inch screen too. That is probably why Samsung is still outselling these suckers big time, they are the only ones that get big screen matters but so does portability. The Moto X is on the right track but it is kind of chunky in thickness too.
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 8:50 AM 0
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all I'm saying that Samsung took the heat about the galaxy s4 not changing the design of the phone, while the Xperia z1 did not change all, and no one is saying anything about it.
posted on Aug 27, 2013, 9:47 AM 0
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