Sony Honami (Xperia i1) allegedly shows up in new image

by: Andrew GrushJune 26, 2013


Sony recently released its long-rumored Sony Xperia Z Ultra, bringing us the biggest, baddest 6+-inch phone the world has ever seen. Sony isn’t done bringing us new goodies just yet, as rumors still suggest that the Sony Honami – aka Sony i1 – will also be arriving sometime in Q3 of this year.

While we’ve heard quite a bit about the Sony Honami, we’ve yet to see the device, until today. Thanks to Brazilian site Techtudo we finally get to lay our eyes on what is allegedly the Sony Xperia i1.


In the image, the handset is placed beside the Xperia ZQ (Brazil’s version of the ZL) and the Xperia Z Ultra. As you can see, the phone appears to be a bit larger than the 5-inch ZL, though obviously quite a bit smaller than the Z Ultra. This suggests the phone might be a little bigger than 5-inches, though that seems to go against past rumored specs.

Then again, Techtudo does note that this is non-final hardware and could be subject to change. We also don’t have any photos of the front, so it’s possible that this prototype is packing just a 5-inch display after all.

As always, keep in mind that the photo images could be faked and nothing is ‘confirmed’ until Sony says so.

Outside of a 5(ish) inch display, what else do we know about the Honami i1? Based on previous rumors, the phone is believed to feature a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, a 3,000 mAh battery, NFC, 32GB storage, microSD, 4G LTE, IR tech, Bluetooth 4.0, shatterproof front glass and a 20MP back camera.

If the specs and features prove real, the Sony Xperia i1 could end up giving us a similar experience to the Z Ultra, albeit in smaller package. If you were impressed by the Z Ultra but not so interested in its massive display, you will certainly want to keep your eye out for more information on this one.

  • spade

    Why so tiny lens?

  • N K

    indeed the lens is too small to be 20MP, earlier I saw a photo of it with a much bigger lens that was in the center, although that could’ve been concept art…

    • Ufupuw

      Lens size is not determined by mega pixel. You can put 100 MP on tiny sensor snd lens size would be the same.

      The lens size however depends on the physical size (surface area) of the sensor. Bigger the sensor (surface area), better the image quality. MP is meaningless

  • SonyFan

    its fake…zoom about 500% in and u will see it

  • Jim

    Fucking Ugly

  • Sony1

    I think this is a refreshed version of the Xperia Z with the Snapdragon 800. It can not be the Honami.

  • Ryanjayce Villanueva

    Sony Honami i1
    Snapdragon 800
    32/64 gb internal memory
    4gb ram
    24MP rear facing camera
    13MP front facing camera
    Ir blaster
    Bluetooth 4.0
    Android 4.2.2
    Water resistant
    Dust resistant
    Shatterproof front glass
    4G LTE
    4,000 mah battery
    Health of meter
    Dual micro SD expansion slot
    Dual sim
    Dual flash
    Made of Aluminum or Polycarbonate with Kevlar

  • Raffael Oliveira Sousa

    Guys I’m Brazillian and I can tell you that almost everything TechTudo say’s it’s bullshit. They are a lot of Apple fanboys who think that mass effect is a FPS. And even Xperia Z didn’t got launched in Brazil yet, so why there would be a honami prototype here?

  • JEEZ, that’s the XPERIA Z (possibly refresh)
    The writer has NO IDEA about Honami

  • Ruzveh

    only 3000mah battery? Peanuts