Sony Xperia i1 spec sheet leaks, this could very well be the best Android phone of the year

Sony is going to hold an event in Berlin on September 4th where it’s widely believed that they’ll announce the Xperia “Honami”. More recently, leaks have suggested that it’s going to be called the Xperia i1. Now, thanks to ePrice, there’s a spec sheet, and boy is it glorious.

Let’s start with the screen: 5 inches, 1080p resolution, same Triluminos technology that’s in the Z Ultra. Sony has had a rocky past with their smartphone screens, so I’m genuinely hoping this one doesn’t suck.

Next, the guts: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.2 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, crazy large 3,000 mAh battery, and of course 4G LTE.

And finally, the pièce de résistance, the camera: 20.7 megapixel sensor that’s 1/2.3″ in size and paired with a professional Sony G-Lens. In other words, this thing has a sensor that’s the same size as the one in Samsung’s original Galaxy Camera, but it’s shrunken down to fit in a sub 8.5 millimeter thick device.

Add all that up and I think, on paper, this thing is likely going to be the best Android phone of 2013.

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  • garethjames

    That camera. At that size you have to think that Sony have really screwed up. Of course in this day and age of “software processing” being so lauded maybe they think it doesn’t matter. But. It’s going to get smacked out of the park when compared with even the old 808. Of course I don’t know yet if they will have their own version of the Pureview technology or maybe they will lock it to just take a 8 or 12MP picture and force the oversampling.

    However the battery and the screen size look fantastic. Couldn’t give a rats left testicle about the CPU stuff because I still claim that it shouldn’t matter and that Android should be stripped down and re done for version to 5 to make it many many times more efficient. But then hoping for that is like hoping for a gold bar to fall out of the sky and land at me feet every time I go to the cash machine…

  • george

    It’s a Sony. They will mess it up anyway. They might launch it a few weeks b4 the competition , but when compared to the rest of the Snap800 bunch, it will lose in battery, screen and camera performance.