Sony Xperia Z1 is the new name for Sony's 20 mega-pixel camera phone.
We've known for a long time that Sony are planning to launch a new camera smartphone. When details of the smartphone first leaked it was codenamed the Honami , but then we heard it would be known as the Xperia i1. New information has now suggested that it'll be called the Sony Xperia Z1.
Multiple sources have confirmed the new name including the editor of French site NowhereElse, who has proved reliable in the past. Sony are due to officially unveil their new smarpthone on September 4th in Berlin - just a day ahead of IFA 2013 where many new mobile devices will be showcased.
Anyway, enough about the name .. what about the smartphone itself ?
Well, the Sony Xperia Z1 is rumoured to have a 20 mega-pixel with dual-LED flash and optical image stabilisation (OIS) - the first time ever in a Sony mobile device. What's even more exciting is that it's rumoured to support 4k video recoding (Ultra HD), which offers five times the clarity of 1080p video.
It's also expected to include a 5 inch TRILUMINOUS display, a 2.2 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard memory. Android Jelly Bean will come pre-loaded, while it'll support 3G, 4G LTE, NFC and Bluetooth. Overall, it's looking like a great camera phone - but can it compete with Nokia's Lumia 1020 and Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom.
By Simon Thomas on 22nd August, 2013