Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Honami is one of the most anticipated smartphones this year along with Samsung Galaxy Note III and today the “Honami” has been officially announced at the IFA 2013 event in Berlin. The latest flagship was rumored to be called the Sony Xperia Honami i1 but its real name turned out to be Sony Xperia Z1. Much of the specifications are the same as the leaked Sony Honami specs. The highlight features for Sony z1 includes its 20.7 MP camera with Sony G lens and a Sony Bionz processing engine.  The Z1 is also waterproof and dust proof and comes with 1080p Full HD 5 inch display, a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and  a high capacity 3000mAh battery.

Sony also announced cameras that can be integrated with Sony smartphones so that you can take digital camera quality pictures with your smartphone. The Cybershot QX10 and QX100 can be attached with your smartphone turning your phone into an actual camera. Just as the latest rugged Xperia phones.

Here is the official Sony Xperia Z1 specs

  • Operating system: Android 4.2.2 Jellybean with Sony Xperia UI
  • Display: 1080p HD 5 inch Triluminos touch-screen
  • Camera:  20.7 megapixel camera with Exmor RS 2/3 sensor and Sony G lens, Xenon, dual LED flash, dedicated shutter button Cybershot UI and 2 MP front facing camera
  • Processor:2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and Adreno 330 GPU
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB expandable via microSD
  • 4G LTE support, NFC, Infrared, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Water, dust and shock resistant
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 144mm X 73.9mm X 8.3mm

Apart from these awesome hardware specs there are some extra features in Z1 worth mentioning. Social Live will allow you to stream live video to social media like Facebook and Info-eye recognizes things on your photo such as popular places, food items, drink, books, and more.  Sony Xperia Z1 buyers in Europe will even get a free digital download for the movie “Elysium” and 100 Euro worth of Sony content.

You can expect the Z1 to hit local stores at the end of this month.  There are no words reagarding the price and whether this smartphone will be available for US carriers. For more information on Sony Xperia Z1 watch these videos


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