Latest Sony Xperia Z1 teaser confirms G Lens


We already were 99.999999% sure the upcoming Xperia Z1 camera was going to feature a G Lens since most of the leaked images showed the letter “G” along with “1/2.3″ and “20.7 MP” next to the camera lens on the rear of the device. In case you missed it, Sony has been Tweeting teaser images of the Z1 leading up to their September 4th unveiling, and today’s image is all about the letter “G”. No, this has nothing to do with LG, it has to do with the fact that the Xperia Z1 will in fact sport a G Lens.

Interestingly enough, this image only has the letter “G” next to the lens, so it’s slightly different than previous leaks. The megapixel count isn’t revealed, but we are pretty certain it will be 20MP with the ability to capture 4K video. So, tell us, has Sony “Captured your attention yet?”

I included one of the previously leaked images after the break.

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Mysterious Sony device leaked for your viewing pleasure— all fingers point to the Xperia Z1 (Honami) mini


2013 has been a resounding success for Sony, so it should come as no surprise it is continuing its momentum by working on additional devices for release before year’s end. One of those devices that we’re expecting happens to be a miniature beast of a device— such as you know, the mysterious Honami mini that we’ve heard so much about lately? Well after hearing some of the rumored specs such as a Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip, 4.3-inch HD 720p resolution and 20-megapixel main camera with Sony G Lens, we now have a pretty good idea of how this puppy looks— at least in its early form. Thanks to XDA member Xleaky, we can see a slightly fuzzy image of a diminutive  Sony device that’s a smidge smaller than the Blackberry Q10 smartphone. Additionally, Xleaky also asserts that “you didn’t see this from me… but 4th of Sep is gonna be exciting! Thats all I’m saying!” 

So what does this mean exactly? No one knows exactly really. There could be a chance that the leak could be a fake (which tends to happen more often than not)— but then again, there could be a chance that we’re getting a good idea of what this Honami mini looks like, as well as something to look forward to at IFA Berlin 2013. So now the question is: you folks excited yet?

source: Xperia Blog

Sony Honami metal frame leaks, shows several angles of upcoming Xperia Z1

honami metal frame

This leak probably isn’t going to wow anyone, but it’s just a bit more confirmation that Sony has an upcoming device in the pipeline very, very soon. The metal frame of an unnamed Sony device, likely the Xperia Z1, has shown up on the website of a repair shop, ETrade Supply. It shows off the location of the volume rocker, power button, microSD card slot, etc. and also confirms that everything has a water-resistant coating on it. Basically, it’s a reconfirmation of some of the details we have already heard about several times about Honami.

Either way, this device looks like it’s shaping up to be a worthy successor the Xperia Z. Hopefully we’ll find out more on September 4th.

source: ETrade Supply

via: Xperia News

Sony promises the Xperia Z1 will ‘make a splash’ with latest teaser


Yesterday, Sony gave us a closeup of the Xperia Z1 power button, and today they posted another teaser showing the top and part of the right side of the phone along with a splash of water. This obviously means the Xperia Z1 will continue the tradition of the Xperia Z in that it will be splash proof. Of course, if Sony wants the Xperia Z1 to “make a splash”, then make sure it is on a few U.S. carriers at launch.

source: Twitter

One Sony Xperia Z1 tester isn’t impressed


Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z1 seems to be incredible on paper, but one tester doesn’t seem to be impressed. The Xperia Z1 is going to sport a 20MP G Lens so you would think it will be amazing right? Unfortunately the tester didn’t see a “wow factor” in it. He also said the display on the Xperia Z Ultra is “better with richer colors and contrast.” As the tester pointed out, he probably doesn’t have final firmware, so let’s hope Sony straightens things out before release. Hit the break for the full text of his short review:

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Some Xperia Z Ultra devices have faulty screens, possibly a software problem


Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra is an incredibly nice, although extremely large, device. The obvious selling point on the device is the large and incredibly crisp and detailed display, but some early adopters are reporting problems with their display not properly waking from sleep, or waking from sleep with green bars across the screen. The problem is reportedly not an Android problem, as the OS is running and functioning, and if the power button is pressed enough times it will eventually turn on properly.

The latest firmware for the Ultra has had some effect on fixing the problem for some users, but not everyone. Still, if a firmware update has had some success in fixing the problem, there’s hope that it’s just a software bug and not a hardware problem.

source: Xperia Blog

Sony Xperia Z Ultra pays another visit to the FCC, this time with LTE


The last time the Sony Xperia Z Ultra passed through the FCC it was on the same day as Sony’s official announcement about the new device. That was back in June and at the time, there was no information in the FCC filings about LTE bands. That has changed as the device resurfaced yesterday at the FCC, this time with documentation showing the presence of HSPA+ and LTE bands that would be compatible with T-Mobile, AT&T or carriers in the Canadian market. Whether those carriers actually add it to their portfolio of available devices remains to be seen, but it does look promising for the device to be available somewhere in the North American markets.

source: FCC
via: Engadget

Sony Xperia Z1 press render leaks


Yesterday we found out that Sony’s upcoming flagship, codenamed the “Honami”, could be called the Xperia Z1, and today we get a press render. We have already seen a number of images of the said device, so what’s one more? Unfortunately it doesn’t tell us anything new other than there will be at least three colors available.

Sony is one of those underrated companies because they don’t get a lot of exposure, at least here in the U.S. If they can get the Xperia Z1 on a few U.S. carriers at the time of the launch, they could make a lot of noise. What do you guys think?

source: ePrice

Rumor: Sony ‘Honami’ to go by the name “Z1″ in retail stores, expected launch date of Sept. 4



We’ve heard the code-name ‘Honami’ so many times that at this point, most would have expected that Sony come right out and announce it as the official name for their next flagship.

However a well-known XDA-developer, “DooMLoRD,” says that the Honami very well may be known as the Sony Z1 (Z One) in just a few short weeks, as the device’s official retail name.

There are so many One’s, Z’s, X’s, etc. that it’s almost getting hard to keep track of the latter part of the alphabet at this point…

Either way, we would tell you to take this rumor with a grain of salt for now, but as soon as “DooMLoRD” posted the rumor on XDA’s forums, Sony’s Mobile PR division followed him on Twitter— that counts for something, right?

More to come soon as we approach the rumored September 4th unveiling date.

Source: GforGames


Sony Honami Mini, codenamed Ray 3, leaked

sony-honamiWe’re all expecting the Sony Honami to be launched next month. Perhaps we’ll see another device as well, as information about a smaller Honami Mini has leaked via a forum. Codenamed Ray 3, the Honami Mini packs in a Snapdragon 800 at  2.3GHz, 4.3GHz HD 720p resolution, 2GB of RAM, 20-megapixel main camera with Sony G Lens, 16GB of internal memory and a 2,400mAh battery.

Interestingly, the Honami Mini is not so much a downgrade from the Honami as just a more compact design. The processor and camera are the same as what we’re expecting on the Honami. The source says that the device will launch on September 4 and will be showcased at the IFA 2013 event in Germany.

Source: GSM Insider