As expected, Sony unveiled its new flagship smartphone – Xperia Z1 aka Honami – at IFA 2013 in Berlin just yesterday. The new Xperia waterproof smartphone will boast a large camera sensor to compete with such camera phones as the Lumia 1020, for instance. The phone uses the same digital technology found in compact digital cameras which has been engineered in a super slim smartphone for the first time ever.
“Xperia Z1 represents a significant milestone for Sony in our continued efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences to our consumers, not only by bringing the power of Sony to the smartphone and through close collaboration with our partners but by setting a new standard in premium smartphones,” said Kunimasa Suzuki, president and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications.
Following the official unveiling of Sony Honami specs, Sony Xperia z1 commercial as well as a number of hands-on videos have seen the light of day. Let’s take a closer look at it all.
Full List of Official Sony Honami Specs
- Dimensions: 144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 91 grams
- Display: 5-inch 1920×1080 Full HD
- Processor: Quad-core (2.3GHz x 4 A15)
- Memory: up to 16GB/micro SD card slot up to 64 GB
- OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Battery: 3000mAh
- Cameras: 20.7 MP Exmor RS rear + 2.0 MP front
- Video Recording Format: Full HD 1080
- Audio: 3.5 mm Audio Jack
- USB: micro USB
- Bluetooth: 4,0
- Supported features: FM radio, Wi-Fi, NFC, Miracast, GPS, Micro SIM, Synchronisation (Socialife, Facebook, LinkIn, Twitter, Foursquare)
You may learn more about Sony Honami specs in Sony Xperia Z1 hands-on video posted below.
Sony Honami Release Date, Pricing and Availability
As it was announced at IFA 2013 in Berlin, the new Xperia waterproof smartphone would hit stores later this month, approximately September 16th. Though it’s been rumored the device is already available for pre-order in Australia.
The smartphone will launch in various markets this September, though the exact release dates have not been specified yet. It’s also unclear whether the handset will be available on contract in the US and which carriers will be retailing it.
The price tag hasn’t been revealed as well. However, considering that Sony Honami is a flagship device we might expect it to arrive with a premium price.
Reasons to Buy Sony Xperia Z1
Sony Honami’s 20.7 MP rear camera is the highest resolution unit the company has ever put in its smartphones as of yet. It comes with Sony’s G lens & Bionz processing, featuring a number of brand new software features.
Honami is a new Xperia waterproof smartphone compatible with other compact flagship devices.
When ordering the phone be sure to get a FREE digital download of the movie Elysium and a voucher for free downloads from the Sony Entertainment Network.
Official Sony Xperia Z1 Commercial