Sony Xperia Z1 aka Honami i1 with 20.7 MP G Lens camera launched

After being overtly rumoured for months now, the day of the launch of the camera phone from Sony is finally here. As expected, the Sony Xperia Z1 is officially announced at IFA 2013 in Berlin.


The Sony Xperia Z1 uses the OmniBalance design, seen in most of the Xperia devices, with a very slim frame made of aluminium. The waterproof and dust resistant phone, has a 5 inch full HD Triluminos display and uses the X-Reality engine for mobiles. The device is powered by the super-fast 2.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor along with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The Sony Xperia Z1, which is a camera centric phone, has a 20.7 MP Exmor RS camera sensor which features the company’s award winning G Lens with a 27 mm wide angle and bright F2.0 aperture. The device uses the BIONZ engine for image processing. The camera assures high shutter speed and up to 3x clear image zoom. There are various dedicated camera applications including the Info-eye which provides related information on landmarks by just capturing the image. The smartphone is also equipped with a front facing 2 MP camera with 1080p video support.

Speaking about the new Sony Xperia Z1, Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications, said, “Xperia Z1 represents a significant milestone for Sony in our continued efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences to our consumers. Not only by bringing the power of Sony to the smartphone and through close collaboration with our partners but by setting a new standard in premium smartphones.”

Specs of the Sony Xperia Z1:

  • 5 inch display
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • 2.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • 20.7 MP primary camera
  • 2 MP front facing camera
  • Google Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 3000 mAh battery