We’re days away from the official announcement of Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z1 (Honami) smartphone, and the manufacturer has hinted that the device will be waterproof via a teaser on Twitter.


Sony has posted a teaser image of its upcoming flagship Android smartphone – the Xperia Z1, aka Honami. The handset’s right and top sides are fully visible, showing the power and volume buttons and the headphone jack, and all the water that is a part of the image is all the confirmation we need that the Z1 will be waterproof, pretty much like every other Sony flagship this year.

The Xperia Z1 also seems to have a dedicated camera key, which is great considering taking photos will be one of the main features of the device, thanks to the 20-megapixel CyberShot camera on the back. However, it’s odd the teasers aren’t camera-related from the start, which makes me think that camera might not be as great as we’re all expecting it to be, though it’s possible they’re saving the best for last.

The Honami is for the most part an Xperia Z Ultra but with a much smaller and convenient screen (5-inch) – there’s a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB of RAM, full HD display, a 3,000mAh battery, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It is expected to be unveiled on September 4 at a pre-IFA event – here’s hoping the teasers don’t end up in a not-so-impressive final showing.

Source: Twitter