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Sony Xperia Z1: Photos and technical details leaked

Authored by: Sterling Keys — Sep 3, 2013

Shortly before the official unveiling of the Sony Xperia Z1 (…or Honami if you prefer to call it that) at the IFA, the Xperia Blog has released some more high-resolution press renders of the device. There is no doubt that these are real and are official photos of Sony’s next flagship device.

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© Xperia Blog/Sony/AndroidPIT

The Sony Xperia Z1/Honami hasn’t been a secret for some time. We’ve seen it in teaser photos, videos and everything in between. Nevertheless, the press renders that we’ve seen are something a little bit different and shows the device in its true form.

For those who have loved the Sony Xperia products of the past will certainly love the Xperia Z1. If, however, you couldn’t get used to the simple and “boxy” design, it might be time to change your perspective just a bit. Sony really hasn’t done much here in terms of design change, as it remains true to their Omnibalance standard and incorporates rounded edges and nice angles.

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Water resistance has been highly advertised for the Sony Xperia Z1./ © Sony

The Z1, much like its predecessors, is touted as water resistant and has been prominently showcased as such in many teaser media from Sony. As with everything that is showcased as being water resistant, it is important to remember that water resistance is not the same as waterproof and precautions should still be taken in case your device does take a plunge. Reports from the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active just goes to showcase some issues we’ve been seeing.

As well, the Xperia Blog has published an official press release of the Sony Z1 in advance of the IFA. In the press release, the actual technical specs have been announced and we can see that the Xperia Z1 will have a 5-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Check out the full specs below.

Technical Specs

Display 5-inches, 1920 x 1080 Pixel, LCD, TRILUMINOS Technology
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2.2 GHz
RAM / Internal Memory 2 GB / 16 GB + microSD
Camera (Rear) 20.7 Megapixel, "G Lens", Sensor 1/2.3 Zoll, ApertureF2.0, Focal Length 27 mm, LED Flash
Camera (Front) 2 Megapixel
Connectivity LTE, HSPA+, WLAN (Miracast), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, USB2.0 with MHL
Dimenions 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm
Weight 170 g
Battery 3000 mAh
Operating System Android 4.2
Available September 2013

Source: Xperia Blog

From all the way over on Vancouver Island, Sterling Keys started off his smartphone adventure with an HTC S710 equipped with Windows Mobile and knew there had to be something better. Over the next few years, and countless different operating systems, he has finally found his home on Android.


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