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Sony to shoehorn Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 inside Sony Xperia Z refresh?

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Sony to shoehorn Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 inside Sony Xperia Z refresh?
Eldar Murtazin has sent out a tweet saying the Russian blogger is trying out an updated version of the Sony Xperia Z powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Murtazin's take on this refreshed version of the Japanese OEM's Android flagship model? According to his tweet, the new version of the Sony Xperia Z is "really fast".

Eldar Murtazin tweets about an updated Sony Xperia Z
Murtazin also said that the Sony Xperia Z that he tested featured an LCD3 display like the one used on the HTC One, but he added that it probably wouldn't be used for the commercial version of the phone. The current version of the Sony Xperia Z features a 5 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution (FHD) which works out to a spectacular 443ppi pixel density. And if you were wondering, the current models feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.

Murtazin has been known to be off the mark occasionally, so we need to take this report with the proverbial grain of salt. It is possible that the phone tested by Murtazin was the model now known as the Sony i1 Honami, which carries a 5 inch screen like the Xperia Z, but is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. This model is supposed to have the best camera of any Android handset with interchangeable lens and is expected to be IP58 certified for water and dust. It is believed that this unit will sell unlocked in the states, free from the clutches of subsidies and two-year contracts. Looking for a time frame? Perhaps we will see the Sony i1 Honami touch down in September or October.

source: @eldarmurtazin via AndroidAuthority

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