Sony Xperia i1 Honami Allegedly Spotted in Leaked Official Press Shots

The phone’s full hardware specs list emerged as well

By on June 30th, 2013 06:15 GMT
Sony Xperia i1 Honami, the long rumored flagship smartphone from the Japanese handset vendor Sony, has made another appearance online, this time in a set of leaked press photos, it seems.

The images, spotted over at the XDA-Developers, show the device with an aluminum frame wrapped around its body, as well as with a dedicated camera button, something that had been spotted in previously leaked shots with the device as well.

Furthermore, the mobile phone is said to pack a 20-megapixel photo snapper on the back, capable of recording 4k-res videos, something that no other handset available on the market at the moment can.

For the time being, however, there’s no telling on whether the leaked shots are indeed real, so we’ll take them with a grain of salt until an official announcement is made on the matter.

Apparently, said photos show the international flavor of the device, though there is also a Japanese flavor of Sony Honami set to arrive on shelves, with one image allegedly confirming that as well.

Expected to arrive on shelves as Xperia i1, the smartphone is said to include a 5-inch full HD touchscreen display, along with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor inside, and 2GB of RAM.

As Techkiddy notes, the upcoming handset might be launched in 16GB and 32GB flavors, with a microSD memory card slot also included, for storage expansion.

The specifications list of the new device is also said to include dust, water and shock resistance, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and LTE support, a metal and glass body, and a 3000mAh battery.

Sony’s Xperia i1 might hit shelves running under Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system loaded, as well as with the mobile phone maker’s own user interface loaded on top.

Rumor has it that Sony will officially announce the smartphone on July 4, during a press event announced for France, so stay tuned to learn more on the matter.

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