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 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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