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

If a new image turns out to be the real deal, we have finally laid our eyes on the Sony Honami, aka the Xperia i1. Read on to learn more!
June 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.