Sony’s long-rumoured “Honami” smartphone, otherwise known as the Xperia i1, looks set for an unvieling at this year’s IFA conference in Berlin on September 4, if a leaked teaser image is to be believed.
First spotted by Digi-Wo, the teaser image doesn’t give much away beyond the date – a vaguely phone-shaped object makes a diagonal slice across a black background. If there’s anything particularly interesting about the image, it is its purplish hue, though a zoomed in inspection of the handset’s edge in the picture seems to suggest it’s still a standard granite colour.
Other previous leaks have been far more revealing.
Looking back over the other leaks so far, the specs seem to look as follows:
- 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
– 2GB of RAM
– 20-megapixel Exmor RS sensor, backed up by a G lens, with Sony’s Bionz image processor
– 5-inch full HD display
– 16GB with microSD card support
– Water and dustproof, meeting IP55/IP57 international standards
– 3,000mAh battery
– Both black and white casings available
Of course, all of these specs need be taken with a pinch of salt, culled from numerous sources. But indeed an IFA reveal seems a reasonable launch date, meaning we’re just a matter of weeks away from seeing what Sony have up their sleeves.
By Gerald Lynch | August 9th, 2013