Sony Xperia Z1 press image shows black, white and purple versions

Sony Xperia Z1 press image shows black, white and purple versions
A press image for the Sony Xperia Z1 (C690X) reveals that the eagerly awaited handset will be available in black, white and purple. Those happen to be the same color options for the Sony Xperia Z and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The picture also seems to indicate a September 5th introduction of the phone although previous teasers showed September 4th as the date when Sony will unveil the device.

The Sony Xperia Z1 is believed to be the first of a new line of camera-centric models under the 'One Sony' name. The Xperia Z1 features a 20.7MP snapper and will take over Android flagship duties from the Sony Xperia Z. With an f/2.0 aperture, the camera should be able to take viewable pictures even in low-light conditions. And one of the features of the Sony Xperia Z that wowed the crowd back in January at the CES has been included on the Xperia Z1. The new phone will also be water and dust resistant with IP 55/58 certification. That gives the Sony Xperia Z1 a little more protection against water than its predecessor.

With the choice of black, white or purple, which color would you choose for your Sony Xperia Z1?

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Digi-Wo (translated) via XperiaBlog

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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. pritam.paul.360

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

looks like an upgraded Xperia Z! same old design, only specs improvments!! ain't enough Sony...

5. Feanor

Posts: 1420; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

So same with the transition from S3 to S4. Only that Samsung repeats a forgetable, average design and Sony does so with a classy, expensive design.

20. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

It's the same design dude, I can tell the difference between an S3/S4, plus quit bringing Samsung into every non samsung related article. By doing that you only make that brand look more popular, as with Apple.

42. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

I'am a sony fans, always purchased vaio laptop, but this Z1 is a meh... I like those purple color, but those thick bezel is so lame, reminds me of nokia 3310... It will be obsolete before 2014... I've been waiting for this phone and it's very disappointing...

27. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol the fanboys jealous of Samsung are ridiculous. The gs4 has a completely different shape, different color options, different led flash placement, different speaker placement, different pattern, different home button shape, literally different everything including screen size and you morons still find a way to say this crap. Pretty pathetic actually.

31. Feanor

Posts: 1420; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

And this telephon has different size, different camera placement, different frame in material and treatment, different speaker placement and different ports than the Z, so what are you trying to prove? In essence it is very similar to the Z as the S4 is very similar to the S3. But show this telephon and the S4 to a few people and I guarantee you that 90% will say that the Sony looks more premium and expensive. And no one is a moron because they believe that Samsung smartphones look cheap and generic. They do.

32. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

yo share some of that samsung paid money man! you are doing great job as a paid troll. ask your boss for raise. just email him saying " 똥구멍, 저에게 더 많은 돈을 줘! "

7. yudi.nemesis unregistered

"Same old design" are you serious??? The first phone that uses Omnibalance design with skeleton frame is Xperia Z. And do you know when the Xperia Z officially launched?

43. pritam.paul.360

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

look, we haven't got our hands on this phone yet. so, I don't know how it's gonna 'feel' in the hands. but, when you look at it in the pictures, it looks pretty much similar to the Z... and what are you tryna mean whether I know when the phone launched? I mean, look at them, the Z, the ZL (I know it's made of plastic) the ZR, the Z Ultra and now the Z1 too? eventually, they look all the same to me!

8. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Are u serious? Where do they find these people at. Very Sexy phone cosmetically as well as a beast

38. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

there's a place called Troll-land, all the negative minded people rest there. its an unfortunate land. But good part is that you aren't distant to it like people would say everyone is distant to hell or heaven. Troll-land is destination for those who decide that path. soon the troll-land will be so packed of all these trolls will be feeding off each other. which i would say is a good thing.

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

dude, every company have their own signature design for their high end phones. tell me why is your personal signature is same every time when you sign.

39. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

Except HTC, they keep changing their CEO, Slogan, signature design. And you know what, thats actually good! every company's director board should ask their CEO to resign every 5 years so new ideas can come up and companies can play with new strategy.

23. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Actually i dont have any problem with this press images.., i just dont like the uncomfortable physical state of the Xperia Z with those sharp edges.. So im worried about this given with 'seems to be' larger bezels. And im disappointed that Sony said that Honami will bring the most beautiful design for it----and now nothing new :) LOoking 4ward if they already removed the Lags and stutters

24. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

+ new Display tech + 3100 mah battery + Snapdragon 800 proc + Better Camera + 4k Video recording + Metallic frame What more do u want?

25. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

just a little less bezel, thats what i want.

49. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

You want less bezel, buy a Samsung. The reason this phone has a larger bezel is to allow it to hold its IP 55/58 certification. Personally, I think it looks awesome and more upscale.

26. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

and also, i dont want it to be pricey =)

34. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

all what you have mentioned is internal , have nothing to do with design. except the metallic back that look exactly like the Z glass back but metal . they should have put all these higher spec's in the ZL , which in my opinion is one of the best looking smartphones so far.

37. abdessemed

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

Sony leader of innovation, but the only absent thing in Xperia series is the OLED display, it is a necessary key to dominance.

40. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

Sony doesnt produce much or work towards OLED much at this point. They are still perfecting and extending the life of LCD. Its not that easy to change from one type to another type display. Look at LG, last year they started working with OLED more and right away a samsung and lg war started, cases after cases. Sony needs to buy alot of patents before they even think about working towards more advance OLED. which they probably have done. all these news arent exciting so its not publicly displayed. tech blogs like to show news of apple and samsung only. (more exciting and controversial stuff to get more attention)

44. pritam.paul.360

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

maybe a NEW design!

35. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The Z is only 6 months old, so how can you call that design old when apple and samsung keep the same design for years?

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Only 2 1/2 weeks too go till the unveiling can't wait

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

look at me i can wait.

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm going too upgrade from my XPERIA GO that i purchase earlier this year.

50. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

my dad is going to upgrade xperia mini pro to xperia z1 (a.k.a honami)

3. mafflambo

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

This thing is too BIG

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep this looks like it will be bigger than the Xperia Z, which is already one of the biggest 5" screen phones. My problem is that the Z1 is too big and the Z1 Mini will be too small (personally I prefer screens to be at least 4.7") If only the Z1 was the same size as the Xperia ZL, it would have been perfect.

4. yudi.nemesis unregistered

They all look beautiful, classy and elegant. I had to see it with my own eyes before deciding which one i choose.

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