Sony Xperia Z1 (aka Honami) passes through the Chinese FCC, confirms what we expected

Sony Xperia Z1 (aka Honami) passes through the Chinese FCC, confirms what we expected

It was all the way backin March when we heard the first murmurs of a possible successorto the Xperia Z. The device was said to be a 5-incher, just like theZ, but with a quality 20MP shooter on the back. We have gone a longway since, no doubt – the number of Honami rumors has gone throughthe roof, along with the amount of publicity surrounding the device,which should appease the PR folks at Sony Mobile. Obviously, however,this is a particularly sharp double-edged sword, since it is oftenvery hard (or downright impossible) for manufacturers to live up tothe hype that has been created during the production cycle.



Reminiscingaside, we've finally got our first semi-officialconfirmation of what the Sony Xperia Z1, the device we've grown toknow as the Honami, will really look like. This is thanks to theround the Z1 has made through the Chinese FCC-equivalent, Tenaa.Needless to say, the new images are not about to shock anybody out oftheir socks – the leaks appear to have been 100% correct all along. 



TheSony Xperia Z1 is expected to be announced during IFA2013 in Berlin, which will take place on September 4. This means thatit's as good a time as any to doyour research by browsing our previous coverage on the Z1.





source: Tenaavia Xperia Guide

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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)

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23 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Nothing Special, the photo's are not that good!

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Looks exactly like leaks. Premium,stylish,simple,elegant looking like its predecessor. and specs are at its best all we have to look now is how its 20mp performs. Hope it deliver

14. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

atleast it is not as Brick, Thick, Heavy, Sharp edges like ur Nokia Lumia 9xx,10xx and Sony atleast chages design of its flagship every year not like Lumia 800,900,920,1020 same design language but different sizes :D

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

LOL you are funny, i dont own a Lumia phone! But there is no doubt that the Lumia 1020 will crush this phone, even a tester of this phone said that it's nothing special! And what about iphone and samsung? Their devices also looks the same for a few years now!

17. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

How can the Lumia 1020 crush the Honami if all the appeal the 1020 has is its camera? The Honami may not have a 40mp camera on board but its overall list of specs crushes the 1020's appeal by a long stretch.

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Great, now all we have to do is wait for announcement and reviews and official camera samples.

3. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

sorry. would have to post another comment. i really can't get over with the initial disappointment. i really hope things change come september 4.

5. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Then buy the N3, is there a problem there?

18. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

What disappointment is that? Are you one of the little girls that keep on whining about the big bezel? Or is it the lack of xenon flash? Go have a coke and a smile.

6. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Wait a minute, it's black, rectangular and has rounded corners, like the hundreds of things out there. Is Apple gonna sue them?

7. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Kids these days.. SIGH

8. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

10. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Perhaps you should read the articles you link. Asking "what would Sony do?", then designing something that looked nothing like any Sony product is not inspiration.

9. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

yet another peice of honami news, its honami or iPhone news these days...

11. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Both. I know it may get a bit annoying. Can't blame pa because these smartphones getting close to release date so its obvious Sad, Not much leaks about note III ?? But that's great because we might get some big surprises. we now know almost everything about xperia Z1 & iPhones. So not much surprises

19. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Who cares about the Note III? It's a Phablet and it's a Samsung phone. It'll probably look bigger than the note II with an updated processor. Pass.

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Looking awesome in these recent pics. Black is more premium color.

13. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I kinda digging the Purple. Don't know, maybe it's just me.

16. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Sony is really bad hiding their product from leaked unlike Samsung. We know almost everyhitng about it already.

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's basically just a black rectangle... What is so special about the design?

21. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Nothing, just tired of cheap plastics :|

22. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

sony have nothing to hide for their best phones

23. philansel7

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

love the design and specs wise. love the slim body !

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