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Specs of Sony's new i1 smartphone leaked

The i1, nicknamed Honami, is expected to take the Xperia Z's place as the company's flagship.

In the latest of a series of “leaks”, the Taiwanese website ePrice has recently posted what they claim are the full specs and photos of Sony's next premium smartphone.

The Sony Xperia i1 is reported to have a 5-inch 1080p full HD Triluminos display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, NFC, Miracast, a 2 MP front-facing camera, a 20.7 MP rear-facing camera, a microSD slot, and a 3000 mAh battery. Like all recent Sony Xperia products, it is also IPX5 / IPX7 dust and water resistant.

The main feature of the new device is of course its camera, but Sony has taken a different approach than Samsung or Nokia to make a photography focused smartphone: The i1 seems to have a far more standard (thin/flat/pocket friendly) shape than either the Galaxy S4 Zoom or the Lumia 1020, but still features a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor (not 1/1.5 to 1/1.6-inch as previously rumored), a high quality Sony G lens, and a dedicated shutter button.

With top end internals and a great camera paired with a large battery, the “Honami” certainly shows promise.

The official unveiling of the Xperia i1 is expected to take place in Berlin on September 4th at IFA.


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Craig Munro, 2013-07-16 (Update: 2013-07-22)