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Sony unveils the highly anticipated Xperia Z1, Honami is here

Sony launches the Xperia Z1 (formerly known as the Honami), features a big screen and a huge camera!
By: Charles Gantt | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Sep 4, 2013 5:34 pm

As expected in today's Sony press event being held at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin, Germany, Sony officially unveiled the long anticipated Xperia Z1 (AKA the Honami). The Z1 takes the reins as the company's flagship smartphone and is the direct successor to the acclaimed Xperia Z.




Just like in the teaser images Sony posted on Twitter leading up to today's event, the Xperia Z1 is indeed waterproof and features a high-quality BIONZ image processor. Rumors of a 21-megapixel imaging sensor were almost true, with the device featuring a 20.7-megapixel camera. Additionally, this sensor is much larger than what you would find in other flagship smartphones, coming in at 1/2.3 inches.


Other features include a 5-inch 1080p screen, quad-core QUALCOMM Snapdragon 800 processor that is clocked at 2.2 GHz, and 2GB of RAM. A 3,000mAh battery is on hand to help keep things powered up for quite some time. LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 are all along for the ride, with the ride being ran by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.


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