We are likely only days away from the unveiling of Sony’s latest high-end phone – the Xperia ZU, Z Ultra or Togari – but the Japanese are known to be visionaries, so ZU’s follow-up is increasingly visible in the rumor mill already.
Supposedly slated for a fall launch, the Honami (or i1) made its first headlines back on April 1st, sporting a breathtaking set of specs. However, it wasn’t all just a hoax, since different sources are again speculating on the thing’s features, also bringing to the table a (very) blurry and kind of questionable pic of the “monster”
Not much has changed since April in terms of specs, but the few tweaks are all for the better. Specifically, that already bonkers 20 MP camera is now said to rock not only an Exmor RS sensor and Cybershot UI, but also interchangeable lenses. Sounds like the Galaxy NX might have some competition.
Unlike the NX, Sony’s i1 will also support GSM voice calls, plus it will sport a Triluminos 5-inch Full HD screen, the kind that should debut with the Xperia ZU. A zippy quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU is expected to hum beneath the hood, aided by an Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB of RAM.
On top of it all, there will be water, dust and shock resistance, plus Android 4.2 or above, a 3,000 mAh battery with improved Stamina mode and an S-Master MX Mobile Audio Amplifier. In a nutshell, this thing should be top-notch in all departments, from the camera to processing speed, software, design and audio. And remember, it’s not April Fools’ anymore…