Sony Xperia Z1 images leak, reveal three colours

The Sony Xperia Z has had a nice run, but it's time for it to move over. The Sony Honami, now known as the Sony Xperia Z1 has had its press renders leaked revealing the image to come in three colors; purple, black and white, similarly to the current Xperia model. Its rumored specifications are pretty good as well. It reportedly features:

  • A snapdragon 800 CPU
  • A monster 20 megapixel camera with G-lens
  • 2 MP front facing camera
  •  5 inch full-HD screen
  • Dust, Shock and Waterproof body
  • 3000 mAh battery

Furthermore, there is also an alleged mini version also being released at the same time code-named the Ray 3. However, this device bucks the general Android mini trends by featuring the same specs save a smaller screen and battery.

Both phones are going to be released during IFA in Germany on the 4th of September.

Sony is not the only phone manufacturer releasing new devices next month with Apples iPhones 5S and C, the Windows Phone version of the HTC One, the Nokias Bandit and Rivendale and many others.

Source: GSMInsider

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would have been better if the battery was removable ... anyway, welcome to the three new different coloured rectangles from Sony, hope the camera doesnt suck this time like in the SP I nearly bought ..

I had an Xperia Z from T-Mobile for all of 3 days before I sent it back. The phone was great, but T-Mobile's customer service was horrific. Repeated lying and blaming me for their f'ups was intolerable. I've been a T-Mobile customer for almost 9 years and this was how they treated a long-time customer. I'm now looking at switching to a different carrier.

Kalint said,
I've never seen a single person who owns a Sony phone.

They're not as popular in the US, but they've been in third place for quite a while in Europe, and in Japan they're probably in first place in terms of sales.

You see more Sony's around here (Belgium) than HTC's, Nokia's, LG's or Motorola's.

Cute James said,
Ray 3? Yes please!

Yes! The Ray 3 sounds like a nice upgrade to my Xperia U. The first Ray was nice and small but a bit weak. I hate big phones.

Dead'Soul said,
On screen buttons, no! Just a waste of screen space! I paid for that screen!

It is just like capacitive buttons with the ability to function as part of the screen. They probably is a way to hide them.

The application has to support the button hide feature and when that happens, you're pretty much relying in-good-faith to the developer's ability to deliver a bug free app.

The reason being that since the software buttons won't be availlable, you'll have to go looking for a pen or a clipper to press the reset/shutdown button in case of an app freeze, the kind that freezes the device as well.

dimz said,
The application has to support the button hide feature and when that happens, you're pretty much relying in-good-faith to the developer's ability to deliver a bug free app.

The reason being that since the software buttons won't be availlable, you'll have to go looking for a pen or a clipper to press the reset/shutdown button in case of an app freeze, the kind that freezes the device as well.

What a load of crap. You just tap the power button, and when you unlock the phone you will have access to the software buttons again. *sigh*

But that would have to be a real crap app -- I have not come across one yet.

I agree. That's one thing that samsung has done right is putting the buttons on the device not the screen. I was wondering when Android would go this way and Samsung is the first one that started doing it.

Dead'Soul said,
On screen buttons, no! Just a waste of screen space! I paid for that screen!

Well once you get used to it you realize how nice it is. A phone without any buttons on the front looks extremely slick when in standby or when the buttons are hidden.

runningnak3d said,

What a load of crap. You just tap the power button, and when you unlock the phone you will have access to the software buttons again. *sigh*

But that would have to be a real crap app -- I have not come across one yet.


I'm not talking about the usual "Randomapp is not responding", where you can close it or report it and be done with it. I'm talking about cases where an app crash will make the phone slow down and make it unusable, to the point it needs a hard reset.