Sony Honami mockup confirms Sony Xperia Z1 name

Sony Honami mockup confirms Sony Xperia Z1 name
As we get closer to the September 4th introduction of Sony's two interchangeable camera lens for the Apple iPhone and Android, there also is the little matter of that new camera-centric phone that the Japanese OEM is expected to introduce on that very same day. For what seems like forever, we have heard this model referred to as the Sony i1 Honami, That is, until recently when various leaks have revealed the true name of the device to be the Sony Xperia Z1.

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.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Digi-wo via GforGames

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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. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

The screen bezel is so huge why Sony not used this bezel to free screen space and put capacitive button?

3. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

And the UI have to change! Just plain ugly.

7. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It's not the ui that is ugly, It's the wallpaper. If they use another wallpaper it would look great

14. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

No, I'm talking about the Icons and on screen buttons.

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5753; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Can you download a icon pack to change them? (I'm not sure, I don't have an Android yet)

5. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

just shut up! tried of same old comment. how repetitive can you all really be?

8. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well, Your galaxy s4 with small bezels looks way uglier than this

13. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

galaxy s4 is ugly but it still not reduces the z1 bezel.

12. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

im sorry but there are always 2 sides to look at bezel small bezel = smaller footprint = more compact big bezel = better control = better user experience.

22. Kurai unregistered

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.

2. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

even those DUmmies looks better....

4. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

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...

25. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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 ā€œIP58ā€ maybe its also shockproof, 3000 mAh battery, bigger and more powerful speakers than Xperia Z is the reason for big bezels.

6. epicandroid

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Same design..definitely not attractive anymore...too boring

11. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

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.

24. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

well the xperia s and xperia t were announced on the same year but they have different designs.

21. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Same for Iphone and Galaxy

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

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..

10. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

I want z1 over s4 ;)

15. meeaaoon

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

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 :/

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

bigger battery bigger lenses for the last time if u dont like the bezel then don't buy it

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

If the center one is Z1, why they made it li'l bit taller, personally I didn't liked that.

17. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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.

18. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I hope the Galaxy S5 phone is better then this, but Samsung will stick with plastic and 16mp.

19. bakhtawar

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

feb or march Xperia Z 2 the king of 2014 phones alreay came

20. bakhtawar

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

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

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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.

27. oister85 unregistered

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.

31. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That is what happens when you dominate and make enemies along the way. That is how it works for any big company. You get a lot of detractors.

28. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

3 BEAUTIFUL DEVICES. and waits for the Z1 too reach U.S. SHORES

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