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Sony’s yet to be released Xperia, i1 (codenamed Honami) Android smartphone will have a 20MP camera and 1/2.3” sensor with a 28mm, F2.0, G lens.  It should leave most smartphone cameras wanting.

The phone will have a 5”, 1080p display, use Qualcomm’s 2.2Ghz SnapDragon 800 processor, and have a 3000mAh battery. If it follows previous models, it will be IP57 certified, water, and dust resistant. It may shoot 4K video as well.

It features an ‘unbreakable’ glass back and front, large speaker grills, and a set of magnetic pin-holes on one side, that hint at some type of optional expansion unit like a lens camera.

Initial feedback has been positive but critics say that it is let down by no Xenon flash, micro SD slot or removable battery and – well, that sounds like the highly successful iPhone.


September 4 is when Sony is rumoured to be releasing a raft of new products. Amongst these will be a mini version of the Honami (working name only), a phablet version, and the possible lens cameras,


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Ray Shaw

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!