Leaked Sony teaser suggest Honami / Xperia i1 handset will launch 4 September at IFA

honami-i1-teaser.jpgSony’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





Gerald LynchLeaked Sony teaser suggest Honami / Xperia i1 handset will launch 4 September at IFA
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  • andrew

    The specs you have listed are common to 98% of all sites that I have viewed.It is the sum total of this superphone's hardware which will make it a world better.Finally, Sony in my opinion, are ahead of the game and not trying to play catchupwith this device.What is not known is how the UI (user interface) has been modified over the Z's.It would be nice if large phone manufacturers including Nokia, offered another O/Sas an option and an alternative to Android. For example the highly regarded andevolved Ubuntu, which is far more secure than anything else out there.Right now though, I'm putting any money Sony wants toward this truly cutting edge device.My second choice right now ( when it's also released) would be Nokia's 1020. Absolutely stunning. The best camera and a beautiful, simple Windows software ecosystem.

  • andrew

    The specs you have listed are common to 98% of all sites that I have viewed.
    It is the sum total of this superphone’s hardware which will make it a world better.
    Finally, Sony in my opinion, are ahead of the game and not trying to play catchup
    with this device.
    What is not known is how the UI (user interface) has been modified over the Z’s.
    It would be nice if large phone manufacturers including Nokia, offered another O/S
    as an option and an alternative to Android. For example the highly regarded and
    evolved Ubuntu, which is far more secure than anything else out there.
    Right now though, I’m putting any money Sony wants toward this truly cutting edge device.
    My second choice right now ( when it’s also released) would be Nokia’s 1020.
    Absolutely stunning. The best camera and a beautiful, simple Windows software ecosystem.