Sony i1 Honami cameraphone pops up in the flesh, sporting Z-like design

Sony i1 Honami cameraphone pops up in the flesh, sporting Z-like design
By now it is pretty clear that the Sony Honami aka Xperia i1, or whatever the cameraphone gets named in the end, won't sport a camera protrusion on the back like the Lumia 1020, for instance.

Judging from the hints and leaked photos so far it will have a flat back, with just a 20 MP Exmor sensor in the upper left corner. A few clear photos have emerged that allegedly depict the Honami front, back and sideways, and they indeed show that Sony is going for a regular thin look and feel, but spicing it up in the camera department. The bottom is evidently hosting a giant speaker grill, indicating some added focus on the audio department, too, like originally rumored.

Now what good will be the sensor compared to the giant photography marvel in the Lumia 1020 remains to be seen, but the i1 is apparently going to come in a thin Android form for now, with a chassis that jibes with the Xperia Z design heritage, and only a camera comparison will answer who's boss in the sensor and lens department.

source: Weibo via GadgetHelpline

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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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