New Sony Flagship Smartphone On The Way – Xperia Z

Leaked images and rumored specifications for the next-generation Sony flagship smartphone (Dubbed the “Xperia Honami or “Z1” – official name to come with next month’s unveiling) are popping up all over the internet. This device will be the latest in the Xperia “Z” line of handheld devices. Their current flagship phone “Xperia Z” was launched in the first half of 2013. Its most notable feature being its resistance to water and dust, enabling it to be submerged under 1 meter of fresh water for up to about 30 minutes without damage, provided that all port are firmly closed.

Sony Honami

The rumored Xperia flagship specifications include a slew of new features as well as improvements from their last model.

  • Water, dust, and shock resistant
  • 5” Triluminos Display with X-Reality Engine and Full HD (1080p) resolution
  • Dragontrail glass on the front that should be more damage resistant
  • Full Metal Bezel and edges
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage with Expandable Storage via MicroSD
  • Better (rumored stereo) speakers on the bottom of the device
  • Large (3000-3100mah) battery (Reportedly sealed, not user replaceable)
  • Contact charging (No more broken Micro-USB ports)
  • 1/2.3” 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS display with Sony Lens G, BIONZ for mobile image processor and dedicated camera shutter button
  • 2-megapixel ExmorR front-facing camera
  • LED Camera Flash / Flashlight
  • IR Blaster (AKA TV Remote)
  • NFC
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.


Sony Honami G camera lense

Sony has also recently released a teaser trailer (See below)  for their official unveiling coming early next month (September 4th). The video shows the overall design of the phone is very similar to the Xperia Z. The key defining feature is the upgraded camera and it is once again able to be submerged in water.  While this phone may not break necks like the Galaxy Note III, it seems to be proving that its not afraid the “swim” with the big fishes.