Sony Leaks Image Of Upcoming Z1 Prior To Its Official Unveiling


Sony has officially leaked a magnified image of its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Z1 (code-named ‘Honami’), just 3 weeks prior its scheduled launch at the IFA which is due to take place in Berlin, Germany. The picture was tweeted by Sony’s official Xperia account on Twitter, but unfortunately it does not reveal much about the handset. In actual fact, the photo only displays a very elegantly designed power button.

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Close up image of the Z1’s power button, posted on Twitter by Sony.

According to recent rumors, leaks and speculation, the Xperia Z1 is set to feature a 5-inch full HD 1080p capacitive touchscreen equipped with Sony’s X-Reality Engine, a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 20-megapixel rear-facing Exmor R sensor, 16GB of internal storage, 4G LTE capabilities, as well as IP57 dust protection and waterproofing.

Benchmark results have also surfaced online supposedly recorded on a prototype handset, racking up an impressive score of 30,625 in Antutu – ranking higher than both Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and HTC’s One.

All-in-all the Z1 is certainly deemed to be quite an impressive device if the purported specifications listed above turn out to be accurate, but there’s a lot of competition on the market which makes us question whether it can compete with the incredibly popular Galaxy S4.