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Sony Xperia Z1 Press Release Leaked Ahead of Today’s Launch Event

The highly-anticipated Sony Xperia Z1 will be officially unveiled by the Japanese company later today, but in the meantime we get to look at what it seems to be the full press release of the Sony Honami.

Xperia Z1 or Honami is the name of the new Sony flagship smartphone and it will be one of the stars of the IFA Berlin 2013 tech fair. After tons of speculations, rumors and blurry photos, now we are able to tell you everything you want to know about the new smartphone, as the Xperia Z1 press release has hit the web, soon after we’ve seen the first leaked press photos.

Just like the rumor mill has already indicated, the Sony Xperia Z1 will sport a 5-inch display with full HD resolution and Triluminos panel, helped by X-Reality for mobile post-processing engine. Fitting in the design lines introduced by Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra, Sony Honami comes with an unibody aluminium case and IP55, IP58, and IPX certifications, which basically means that it’s both water and dust proof.

Since we are talking about a high-end smartphone launched in the second half of 2013, the Xperia Z1 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage. The battery is a 3,000 mAh unit, and no, it’s not removable as it was initially rumored.

Just like everyone anticipated the new handset comes with a 20.7 megapixel camera with BSI sensor and Sony G Lens. Still it will not come with support for 4K video recording.

There will be three body color options purple, white, and black, and the Xperia Z1 will run Android 4.2.2 out of the box. You can find all the pages of the Xperia Z1 press release at Android Police.

Along with the Xperia Z1 leaks, new and almost-official information about the Sony QX10 and QX100 camera lens emerged. The Smart Shot devices can be paired with other Android devices or used as a stand-alone camera. While the QX100 borrows its sensor from the Sony RX100M2 camera, the QX10 comes with WX150’s camera sensor. Both devices can be paired with an Android device using NFC or Bluetooth connection, then use your smartpohne as a remote for the camera lanes.

Sony’s press event at IFA 2013 will be very interesting to watch, therefore we are inviting you to stay tuned as we will return with more information about company’s new products.