The Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) has been officially announced at a special media event in Berlin, Germany, with Sony revealing some availability details about it as well.
The phone that’s expected to offer the best Sony has to offer will launch in various markets this September, taking on various high-end devices that will go on sale during the same period.
An actual launch date is not available at this time though, so we’ll have to wait for Sony’s carrier partners to officially announce the handset.
Unlike some of its competitors which will be available from multiple U.S. carriers, it’s still not clear whether the handset will be available on-contract in the region.
Pricing details are not available at this time either, but considering that the Xperia Z1 is a flagship handset you can expect it to come with a premium price.
Sony also announced more details about its PlayMemories Online cloud storage service. Initially, the service will offer unlimited storage to Sony Xperia Z1 buyers in Germany, France, UK, USA, Canada and Japan.
Furthermore, “every Xperia Z1” purchase in Germany and other European markets will come with about 100 Euro worth of free Sony content – in fact, Matt Damon’s recent movie Elysium will be available on the phone as soon as it’s digitally released.
We’ll be back with more details regarding the phone’s launch in the following days, so keep following Android Authority’s coverage from IFA 2013.