Leaked specs, pics of Sony's upcoming Xperia i1 smartphone surface

By on July 16, 2013, 6:30 PM

A Taiwanese website has leaked what they claim are photos and specifications for Sony’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Xperia i1. According to rumors, the handset – codenamed Honami – will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor operating at a blazing 2.2GHz alongside 2GB of RAM and 16GB of flash storage.

The Android-based smartphone will ship with a 5-inch, 1080p display but perhaps the most interesting feature of the i1 is the rear camera. It allegedly consists of a high-end 20.7-megapixel ExmorRS sensor that uses Sony’s Bionz image processing technology.

There’s also the mention of something called Sony Lens G which is said to incorporate unique optical design technology and quality control for exceptional optical performance on par with the best lenses in the industry.

A handset of this caliber would be a monster, or at least it is on paper. Truth is, Sony hasn’t even confirmed they are working on such a device but it’s worth pointing out that these specs match those that surfaced back in April and May. I for one would be interested in comparing the camera on the i1 with the one in Nokia’s new Lumia 1020 which boasts a 41-megapixel shooter.

Most expect the Xperia i1 to officially surface at this year’s IFA Expo in Berlin which starts on September 6 and runs through September 11. As always, however, it’s advisable to take this rumor with a healthy dose of salt.




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2 people like this | VitalyT VitalyT said:

A 5-incher, and Eiffel Tower in the middle! Does the package include Viagra?

soldier1969 soldier1969 said:

5 inches too small. Waiting for the Note 3.

TechGamer TechGamer said:

A 5-incher, and Eiffel Tower in the middle! Does the package include Viagra?

you killed me with that haha

JC713 JC713 said:

Looks good.

misor misor said:

I'm really not so getting it why phone manufacturers name their phone series in an absurd manner, at least in how I see it.

Samsung galaxy y/s/s2/s3/s4

sony xperia m/x1/x2/x6/x10/z/i1

htc one/one s

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

5 inches too small. Waiting for the Note 3.

As far as phones go, it's an inch to big for my liking.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

It's just a camera masquerading as a smartphone.

1 person liked this | Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

A 5-incher, and Eiffel Tower in the middle! Does the package include Viagra?

Maybe but who wants a Johnson looking like the Eiffel tower

Guest said:

I'm really not so getting it why phone manufacturers name their phone series in an absurd manner, at least in how I see it.

Samsung galaxy y/s/s2/s3/s4

sony xperia m/x1/x2/x6/x10/z/i1

htc one/one s

It's called branding. You don't have any idea how many geeks came up with those series, just question the Quality not the name.. Unless you're judging the book by its cover.

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