Sony teases Xperia Z1 aka Honami will be water-resistant: “about to make a splash”

Sony teases Xperia Z1 aka Honami will be water-resistant: “about to make a splash”
Sony has just posted a new image of what looks like its upcoming flagship, the Xperia Z1 aka Sony Honami. The new image suggests the Xperia Z1 will indeed be a water-resistant device similarly to its predecessor, the Sony Xperia Z.

The image right below allegedly shows the Z1 submerged in water and “about to make a splash…” in both the figurative and literal sense of the words. The new image also reveals the Xperia Z1 will have a dedicated phyiscal camera shutter key, located on its right, below the volume rocker.

Sony kicked off a marketing campaign under the slogan “The best of Sony is about to get better” and yesterday’s first installment made it clear it is for “the smartphone everyone’s been talking about…” All clues suggest this is for the upcoming Sony Xperia Z1 aka Honami.

The images Sony teases fall in line with all earlier rumors. Whispers have already drawn a nearly full picture of the expected specifications of the Xperia Z1, take a look right below:

  • Shock-, dust-, shatter-, water-proof, IP 55/58
  • 5.0-inch 1920x1080 pixel Triluminos display, 16% wider colour gamut
  • Carbon fiber frame; Dragontrail tempered glass front protection; Corning Gorilla Glass 3 back protection
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (Krait 400) chip
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 16GB expandable memory, microSD card slot
  • 3100 mAh battery, new improved STAMINA mode
  • MHL / Miracast / NFC / Bluetooth 4.0 / LTE / Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n; a/c)
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 20.7 MP rear camera with G lens (using Exmor RS CMOS sensor), f/2.3 aperture, capable of recording 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution videos at 30fps (using BIONZ imaging engine for still photos and X-reality Pro video engine for videos)
  • 2 MP Exmor R front-facing camera capable of shooting 1080p full HD resolution videos at 30fps
  • IR Remote
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Dual (Stereo) speakers
  • 144 x 73.9 x 8.3mm

source: Sony Mobile

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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. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

ouch!! as usual, the power button is freakin' ugly!!

2. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Name a mobile/tablet that has a better looking power button than that.

27. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Looking good??? 5" screen??? Umm NO THANKS

32. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Go home CX3NT3_713, You are drunk!

43. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lmao!!! I actually am tipsy .. ..& and it has to be 5.5" and up ..imo

49. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Thats the reason why phablets are made so you did'nt have to troll here.

3. YodhaMali

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Sure, you are entitled to your opinion, but dude, that's got to be one of the stylish and good looking power buttons ever on a smartphone.

48. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

and smartphone will gorgeous too..........!!!

6. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

What the hell you on!! That power button is gorgeous!!

8. Kurai unregistered

The Z1's Power button is more beautiful and sexy than the whole samsung galaxy lineup.

18. Amir1 unregistered

sony KNOWS how to design - i bow to the designers. i am always impressed again and again. power button is ugly? amasog, sorry, you have no sense of style.

39. special4u

Posts: 63; Member since: May 22, 2013

name a mobile that has a uglier look than samsung galaxy series?

41. vincelongman

Posts: 5761; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I think the Samsung S4 looks great, and very similar to the G2, Nexus 4, and Moto X. In my opinion its design is as good as the design of the Nexus 4, G2, Moto X, Lumia 920/1020, 8X and iPhone 4/4S. The best designs in my opinion are the HTC One, iPhone 5 and Xperia Z.

62. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I almost agree except for Iphone 5 that design was nice on the Iphone 4 the 5 just looks old and stretced

45. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow Sony is BEASTING right now with their phones. I am going to have to look real hard at these NEW Sony beasts. I really want to see what a Samsung Galaxy Note III will look like.... even though these new Sony's are looking VERY, VERY attractive!

73. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The only downside I see about this phone is the 144mm x 73.9mm footprint... HUGE... Make it S4 size... maybe even Xperia Z size and I wont hesitate

4. josephnero

Posts: 789; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

iam holding out for this one.time to save some cash for Honami and Playstation 4

47. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'll wait till next year too buy the PS4 never rugh out too buy first units when they have bugs in em. and what sucks bout it falls on my bday

5. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Excuse me while i drool over those specs!.....There is no question this gonna be a awesome phone but will it beat the note 3??? releasing it on the same dat is a risky move sony!!!

25. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Depends on how you look at it. Most gadget site will compare Z1 with more anticipated Note 3 thus give Sony more exposure to casual Samsung user.

26. yudi.nemesis unregistered

What makes you think Note 3 will be much better than "Honami"??? I don’t want to spark a debate but from the rumors circulating on the internet about Honami and Note 3. Overall Honami will be much better than Note 3

33. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

As a sony fan, im more worried on the hype honami brings, i mean no one is expecting any ground breaking feature in note 3, but for honami, everyone is expecting at least to some degree of performance especially in the camera department. If honami can come out as good as rumored...

38. yudi.nemesis unregistered

I think you have to keep thinking rationally Honami is a smart phone, not a camera.

40. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I didnt say the note 3 was better...

51. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

This comment shows us how stupid you are.Specs are nothing that's why Apple manage every year to sold millions of iDevices. It's all about the experience. Honami will be without any doubt a big success for Sony.

7. link2mutt

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

How about sound Chips???

21. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Sound chips? Does Sony really care about sound quality or recording quality in its phones?

28. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Some said it will be S-Master Amplifier

65. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

I'm not too familiar with sound chips but I can say my Xperia Z Ultra does sound great for music.

9. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Im hoping for bigger internal storage 32/64gb. Everything else is as i expected.

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