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Sony Xperia Z1 Name Confirmed by Leaked Photos

The Sony Honami (aka Xperia Z1) has made the headlines over the past couple of months, the new Sony handset being one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year. The 20.7 megapixel camera phone is expected to debut at IFA 2013, on the same the the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be announced, and today we get a confirmation regarding its name.

It seems that Honami was just a code name, after all, and photos you can admire in the gallery below are just some dummies of the most popular Sony devices of the moment. In the middle of three smartphones, between Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra its the yet unannounced Sony Xperia Z1. It looks like the branding strategy of the high-end smartphones follow the “One Sony” project initiative started by Kaz Hirai CEO.

In case you don’t know it already, the Sony Xperia Z1 will become the company’s flagship for the end of the year, being underpinned by a hardware platform that will make it one of the most powerful smartphones on the market.

Rumor has it that besides the 20.7 megapixel primary camera with G Lens, optical image stabilization, and 4K video recording support, the Xperia Z1 will sport Qualcomm’s mighty Snapdragon 800 chipset based on four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU.

The handset will reportedly come with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, while sporting all the connectivity features worthy of a modern smartphone: 4G LTE, NFC chip, IR blaster, all standards of WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and MicroUSB 2.0.

It seems that the Xperia Z1 will land equipped with a 5-inch Triluminos display with full HD resolution and just like the Xperia Z and the Xperia Z Ultra it will be both water and dust proof, fitting in the design line used by Sony in 2013.

After the Xperia Z1 name confirmation it will be interesting to see how the Japan-based phone maker will name the Sony Honami Mini. As you probably know the Mini version of the Xperia Z1 will also have a high-end hardware platform, the rumor mill speculating it will arrive with the same 20.7 megapixel G Lens camera, a Snapdragon 800 Soc, and 4.3-inch HD display.

If you asked me, I would say that all these Xperia Z terminals might confuse the customer, but I think Sony already used all the letters of the alphabet for the Xperia models, thus it might have to use numbers now.