It’s no longer a secret that Sony is hard at work in prepping not one, but two new smartphones for unveilings on the eve of next month’s IFA. But the (slightly) less exciting member of the duo continues to be heavily featured in the rumor mill and yet still covered in a thin veil of mystery.
Known so far only as the “Honami Mini,” this little guy is now being said gave an internal codename of “Itsuki.” Of course, the handheld is unlikely to be called either way once it becomes official and will probably end up being named Xperia Z1 Mini or Z2.
At the same time, a commercial launch before October seems out of the question, with “Q4” having been mentioned by a number of sources as a vague ETA. And now, for the last and by far most important order of business today, the Honami Mini has been captured on camera right next to BlackBerry’s Q10.
That may sound like an odd association at first, but the reason XDA Forum user Xleaky put the two gadgets side by side is they are very similar in dimensions. Especially in length.
Since the Q10 only sports a 3.1-inch touchscreen (albeit with a complementary physical keyboard), it’s safe to assume that, if we’re indeed dealing with Xperia Z1’s “Mini” version, its panel won’t measure the 4.3 inches it was rumored in the past. More like 4 inches. Or even less. In which case does anyone still believe the gizmo will pack a Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2 GB of RAM and a 2,400 mAh battery? I don’t.
<Source: Phone Arena>