By Alexandra Burlacu | Jul 25, 2013 04:41 AM EDT
Sony's upcoming Xperia i1, aka Honami, just leaked in some new images that aim to paint a clearer picture of what to expect.
The Sony Honami made the news on several occasions recently. The smartphone is expected to launch as the new Sony flagship and boast high-end specs and features to compete at the top sector of the smartphone market.
Sony's next-generation Android smartphone now stars in a new set of photos that originally appeared on Chinese website Sina Weibo and made their way to Western shores courtesy of Gadget Helpline.
The newly-leaked images show a new device that falls in line with the overall Xperia design. The purported Sony Honami, or Xperia i1, appears to be pretty flat and with slightly rounded corners. The top left corner on the back of the device shows quite a large camera lens, which seems to confirm the rumored 20-megapixel sensor. It's not as large as the camera lens of Nokia's new Lumia 1020 41-megapixel smartphone, but it's still bigger than the lens found on most smartphones.
The upcoming Sony Xperia i1, or Sony Honami, is also rumored to sport a 5-inch Full HD (1080p) display and boast the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, as well as 2GB of RAM. The purported 20-megapixel camera will supposedly boast Sony's 1/2.3-inch ExmorRS imaging sensor, which could allow for sharp images able to rival those taken with the aforementioned Nokia Lumia 1020.
Other rumored specs and features of the Sony Honami include 16GB of internal storage and a micro SD card slot for additional memory, as well as a 2-megapixel front shooter. A massive 3,000 mAh battery will reportedly keep things up and running. The smartphone is also expected to be dust- and water-resistant.
Sony has yet to officially announce its next-generation flagship smartphone, but rumor has it that the Xperia i1 will make its debut on Sept. 4, at this year's IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany.
Rumors, leaks and speculations always abound as a new device launch draws near, but it is always advisable to take such information with a grain of salt.
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