Specs and images of Sony’s Xperia i1 Honami arrive online, sports 20.7MP camera

Ian Hardy

July 16, 2013 8:03am


Images of Sony’s next flagship Android smartphone has leaked online. The Sony Xperia i1 Honami will most likely be unveiled this September during IFA in Berlin, but the press renderings give us some insight into what Sony is prepping for.

The design is similar to the Xperia Z, which was just announced to be coming to Bell this month, as it reportedly has a 5-inch full HD Triluminous display, 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 3,000mAh battery, plus the now Sony standard IP57 water resistant certification.

One of the highlights for the Xperia i1 will be the camera as it’ll sport a 20.7MP ExmorRS sensor that allows for improved image quality, especially in low-light conditions. This will also have what Sony is calling the “G-Lens” – which is a ‘unique optical design technology and quality control for exceptional optical performance on par with the best optical lenses in the industry.” This will rival competing manufacturers with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (16MP) and the Nokia Lumia 1020 (41MP).

– 5-inch Full HD Triluminuous display with X-reality engine
– 2.2Ghz Quad Core Snapdragon 800 Processor
– 2GB RAM 16GB internal storage with support to microSD cards
– 20.7Mpx with Sony G Lens and BIONZ image Processing engine and having 1/2.3 camera sensor
– IP55/IP57 waterproof and dust proof
– 3000mAh battery
– NFC and LTE Supported
– Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
– Dimensions: 144 x 73.9 x 8.3mm
– Available in white,black and purple

Source: ePrice
Via: Engadget

  • hypermonkey20

    While I agree I’d much rather have a lot less resolution packed into this thing(Something like 10 megapixels sounds reasonable). If the rumors of it being able to bin pixels into a lower resolution with better SNR are true, it shouldnt be all that bad.

    Furthermore, the sensor in this is far bigger than that of the HTC’s, I was actually somewhat dissapointed with it’s low light performance.

  • S2556

    the nexus S was, was it not? and the Gnex was too besides the camera. Last year it was a clone of the Optimus G which was a pretty nice phone! Who’s to say it wont be as good, the nexus 5 could potentially be this if Sony finally got a nexus partnership. Or if not, one of the other manufacturers flagships. (hero moto device would be cool)

  • S2556

    The N5 will be based off of a manufacturers flagship so it could be this exact hardware potentially.

  • Nisar Puthuppambil

    I am waiting for that

  • CC

    If you are talking about just the OS. Then I would agree with you as every manufacturers add on useless stuffs to slow down the experience. If you are talking about the display and camera then you are way off.

    • Brett Arnold Allard

      The Camera yes but the DISPLAY? To this day it’s one of the most impressive I’ve seen on a device of its class..

  • JEp シ

    3000mAh and no Xenon flash?

  • JEp シ

    3000mAh and no Xenon flash?

  • Brett Arnold Allard

    what you just explained was wrong… I’m curious as to what device you currently even own as I sense I little Biased negativity.

    For the record I bought my Nexus 4 in November (8 months ago) and unless you ACTUALLY OWNED One or performed benchmark you would realize the device is a lot faster (Back in November) then anything else that was available(not including tablets) . Unless you can prove to me otherwise my answer is correct! (And believe me when I say I’ve owned nearly every mobile device available at Bell or Rogers line up)

    The htc one also Came out in April not March.. I know this because I got mine three days before launch!

    And the S4 Came out in May due to the High demand issues.. Some may have got it towards the end of April but stores had Permanent stock a week into May!

    If your going to throw dates at me then get it straight.. Just because the nexus 4 was scarce in the early months doesn’t mean other devices had the same Issues (See GS4 albeit not as bad)
    Don’t see this as me bashing you or anything but I’ve yet to hear anyone give me a better example of what was “In FACt” better then the N4 (at the time) and while my ’99’ percent may be SLIGHTLY exaggerated It definitely Beat out the Majority of the Flagships..