Sony Honami aka Xperia Z1 Press Photos Caught in the Wild

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The IFA 2013 debut is right around the corner and the highly anticipated Sony Xperia Z1 is one of the smartphones that will see the light of day during the Berlin-based tech fair. As you probably know, the Sony Honami is the successor of the Xperia Z and the press photos revealed by XperiaBlog show that the Xperia Z1 will fit in the design lines used for both the Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra.

Honami is the condename of the new Sony flagship and after the first reports indicated that it will be officially named Xperia i1, it looks that after all the new smartphone will hit the stores as Xperia Z1.

All the sings are indicating that the Sony Xperia Z1 will sport an impressive 20.7 megapixel camera with Sony G Lens and 4K video recording support making it one of the most impressive camera phones on the market along with Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Zoom (16 megapixel camera with 10x optical zoom) and Nokia’s Lumia 1020 (41 megapixel camera with PureView sensor).

Besides sporting an amazing camera, it seems that the Honami will have amazing technical specifications, too. Rumor has it that the Xperia Z1 will be underpinned by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 flagship chipset based on four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU. According to reports, the Xperia Z1 specs list also includes 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, expandable using microSD cards.

The first Sony teasers released about a week ago revealed that the new flagship smartphone will be both water and dust proof, just like the Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra models launched ahead of it.

The Sony Xperia Z1 is expected to run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, customized with company’s Xperia UI, and, just like I was mentioning above it will be officially introduced on September 4, on the same day the IFA 2013 show will open its gates for the media. Sony’s decision to announce the Xperia Z1 on the same day Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Note 3, shows that Japanese phone maker aims to steam some of hype created around Sammy’s next-gen phablet.