We will get to see the Sony Xperia Z1 (formerly known as Xperia Honami) in flesh on September 4, a couple of days before the IFA Berlin 2013 tech fair will open its gates for the public, but it looks like the Japanese company decided it’s time to tease its unreleased terminal, tweeting a teaser image showing the edge of the handset.
As you can see in the picture above, Sony chose to reveal the power button of the Xperia Honami, which is placed on the right side of the device, as the camera phone follows the design language used for the Xperia Z, Xperia Tablet Z, and Xperia Z Ultra.
The tweet is rather short, but it comes to confirm that we are actually looking at the Xperia Honami. Sony writes that it’s “the smartphone everyone’s been talking about,” and since the Xperia Honami is the only Sony smartphone making the headlines lately, we can be sure that we are looking at it’s power button.
Even though this is the first official Sony Xperia Honami teaser, we’ve seen a lot of leaked photos and specs of the company’s camera phone over the past couple of months.
Rumor has it that the Xperia Z1 will sport a 5-inch full HD display with Triluminos technology, while being underpinned by Qualcomm’s mighty Snapdragon 800 SoC with four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU. Sources say that the Xperia Z1 will also come with 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and microSD support, but the main selling point of the terminal will probably be the 20.7 megapixel camera with G Lens and OIS, which will allow Sony to take on Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Zoom and Nokia’s Lumia 1020.
It’s obvious that Sony aims to directly compete against Samsung, as both companies will announce two of their most important products for the second half of the year on September 4.