After several renders, leaks and blurrycam images, we have what could be the retail version of the Sony Xperia i1, codenamed Honami.
First there was the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. After that we saw Nokia’s answer in the Lumia 1020. Sony has also long been rumoured to make a device along similar lines, codenamed Honami. Now there are images that showcase what could be the final consumer version of the Xperia i1 in all its glory.
The device is likely to feature a 20 MP Exmor sensor at the back, and unlike the Lumia 1020 and the S4 Zoom, will not have any protrusions. Sony seems to be sticking to the same design ethos it has introduced with the Xperia Z on the Xperia i1, as the OmniBalance design is evident from the images.
In terms of hardware, the Xperia i1 is alleged to come with a 5-inch full-HD screen, Snapdragon 800 SoC which includes a 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM and a 3,000 mAh battery. It is the imaging section that is the most interesting. The Xperia i1 is said to house a 20-megapixel Exmor RS camera that features Sony’s G-lens and BIONZ image processor, which was only used in its digital cameras till now. The device is also IP57 certified, meaning it is water and dust-proof.
Sony is most likely going to unveil the Xperia i1 at IFA Berlin on September 4th.