By now it is pretty clear that the Sony Xperia i1 which is also known as the Honami, will be Sony’s flagship camera phone. The phone has already been photographed multiple times and its specs have been leaked numerous times. Guess what? The phone has been pictured again! This time around the leak comes courtsey the Xperia Fan Club. The photo basically showcases the back side of the phone, with the focus on the camera lens. Alongside the camera lens there is a ‘G’ written along with a ‘xx.x mp’ marking which presumably is left for the megapixel count. The ‘G’ probably is nomenclature for Sony’s G-lens branding that is normally only found on its cameras.
Previous rumors have suggested that the phone will have a 20.1-megapixel sensor. However, Android Beat postulates that the ‘X’ denotes the device to be a prototype and not a final unit and it could be possible that the megapixel count is still not finalized. Sony is expected to unveil the phone in Berlin at IFA in September.
The rumor mill suggests that the i1 will unquestionably be Sony’s flagship smartphone for the latter half of the year. It will not only have a Cyber-shot branded camera that will combine a Carl Zeiss lens and Sony’s BIONZ image processing engine, but will also reportedly have the capability to shoot 4k video, which currently no smartphone can.
Internally too, it is expected that the device will be powered by Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a 5-inch TRILUMINUS display with a 1080p resolution. Like all the latest Sony smartphones, the Xperia i1 is also expected to be waterproof and dustproof.
Of late, Sony has been bringing out some impressive products. Only a few days back the company launched the Xperia Z Ultra in India which according to the company has the largest 1080p smartphone display. That device too is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU and is waterproof and dustproof.