Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1 Officially Launched in India – Features, Specifications & Pricing

The Sony Xperia Z1 which was announced during the IFA event in Berlin, more than a week back, is now officially launched in India. The device is priced at INR 44,990 which is considerably a better pricing when compared to the Note 3 which was almost touching the 50k mark. And the Xperia Z1 goes on sale today itself, and the dust & water resistant device from Sony which comes with the 20.7 megapixel camera, has got some excellent features.

As an introductory offer, Sony is offering is a free premium case, 5000mAh portable charger and Xperia Accidental Damage insurance with every Xperia Z1 device purchased. It has also partnered with Vodafone to provide 8GB of free data for 2 months duration from the date of purchase.

Earlier: Sep 4th by Chetan Bhawani
Sony Xperia Z1 Black PhoneThe Xperia Z1 is official, codenamed the Honami. It’s coming in Black, white, and purple back covers and it’s the one piece aluminum frame, looking totally similar to the Xperia Z. The G Lens from Sony which was expected to come in it, is truly coming. It’s the Exmor RS lens, which would be used to bring out excellent pictures.

It comes with a lot of new features, including the Social live where you can just shoot it out directly to the social network friends. Info-eye, another new software, where you get info on anything you photograph. Such as “what food goes with that bottle of wine.”

The Social live feature which the company claims to be one of the best for streaming live to your Facebook friends, could either receive a lot of craze and appreciation, or could be a total fail. We’ll only get to know when some demos are done. The Timeshift burst in the camera takes around 61 photos within 2 seconds, where around 30 are taken as soon as the shutter is pressed, and the other 30 in the next couple of seconds.
It’s mostly about the camera that Sony has concentrated on, during the announcement of the Xperia Z1, with the other features including Superior Auto, AR Effect, Picture Effect, Sweep Panorama etc.

Sony Xperia Z1

Similar to the Xperia Z, it’s a 5-inch Full HD display in the Xperia Z1 too, and there’s the latest Snapdragon processor included in the Z1.

As the announcement says: “Every Xperia Z1 sold here in Germany” and other European markets will come with “approximately 100 euros’ worth” of free Sony entertainment content.

Sony Xperia Z1 Specifications (Official)

SONY Xperia Z1 comes with the 5 inches of screen size along with the 1080p Screen and Snapdragon 800 Chipset. With a 20MP camera at the back, this device will also be coming with the 1/1.6” sensor along with the Single LED Flash at the back. This device will also be coming up with the micro sd card slot and micro sim card slot. This device will also be coming with the other basic features like Bluetooth, Wi Fi and A-GPS along with NFC. It is still not clear on whether this device will boast any of the Waterproof capabilities. We have enlisted the features in a short summary below.

  • Dimensions: 144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 169 grams
  • Display: 5.0 inch Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 pixels
  • OS: Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Processor: 2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Quad Core
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Rear camera: 20.7 megapixel camera with Sony Exmor RS®, Sony G Lens
  • Front camera: 2-megapixel, 1080p Video Recording
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable to 64GB with MicroSD card
  • LTE/4G Connectivity

Apart from the smartphone, Sony has announced the Sony QX10 & QX100 lens cameras with the Android & iOS smartphone compatibility, and these lenses are the ones which won’t have a screen, and would use the smartphone display as the screen and shutter control, as well as an extended storage although they have got the SD card slot for their own storage.

Earlier: Jul 23rd.

The latest leaked photos again bring up the news about the new expected device, the i1 from Sony which is codenamed Honami. With so many pictures being spread around, one cannot say it’s fake, and the Honami looks sexy! The rumors about the 20-megapixel camera are still flowing around although there’s no confirmation about it.

Sony Honami i1 Leaked Photo 1 Sony Honami i1 Leaked Photo 2 Sony Honami i1 Leaked Photo 3 Sony Honami i1 Leaked Photo 4

Apart from the camera part, there’s the processor which is talked a lot about. It’s going to be a Snapdragon 800 Processor, and in a month we could be hearing something official about it, as the IFA in Berlin is not far away, in the first month of September 2013.

Earlier: June 29th, 2013 by Pradeep Neela

SONY XPERIA i1, codenamed as “Honami” is back after many spy shots and looks more of a flattish design when compared with the likes of SONY Xperia Z, Xperia ZR which too shares some of the common design elements. Though company didn’t speak anything officially about it, close sources and famous blogs like GSM Arena are confirming about this device by leaking out the specs and pictures of SONY Xperia Honami. Xperia i1 seems to be having a plastic material than compared to Glass material. If at all this device is to be compared, then this can be compared with the XPERIA ZL smartphone.

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Pricing and Availability:
As of now the pricing of SONY XPERIA i1, codenamed as “Honami” is still not there but as in when it’s available we will keep you posted on the same.

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  1. chakra

    September 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    You have mentioned better pricing than note 3, but it is only 5000 less and you get 1gb less RAM, .7 inches less screen, no Spen like features. Both Sony and Samsung are trying to cut the golden goose and take all the eggs, but they will find none. 🙂

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