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Sony Xperia Z1 Press Release Leaked – Shows Off 20MP Camera, 1080p Display, 2.2GHz Quad-core Processor

Xperia Z1

Sorry, Sony – the Internet has successfully leaked all of your goodies that were set to be shown off during tomorrow’s press conference. Earlier today, both of Sony’s camera lens-style devices were leaked, and now it appears to be time for the Xperia Z1. What should get some excited is that according to the press release, Sony is expecting a global launch in September, but no real confirmation if the US can hope to get in on any of that action. 

The device’s specifications are typical top-tier specs that one would expect to see in 2013. The device will come with a 5″ 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, features 2GB of RAM, microSD support, a massive 3,000mAh battery, an insane 20.7MP back-facing camera and comes running Android 4.2.2.

Specs:

  • 5″ 1980 x 1080 Triluminous HD
  • Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • MicroSD support
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • 20.7MP back-facing camera
  • NFC
  • Android 4.2.2
  • Color options: white, black, purple.

So, now that we see the looks and know the internals, are we interested? Are you hoping it doesn’t stick as some AT&T or T-Mobile exclusive?

Xperia Z1

Via: Xperia Blog

  • Steven Dimter

    I’m currently rocking the Sony Xperia Ion and I’m now eligible for an upgrade, this phone would fit my needs and desires for an upgrade perfectly. Hopefully this phone makes it to AT&T soon.

  • Chiefswatch

    Verizon with their crappy LTE/CDMA hybrid network is unlikely to land many Sony phones. They produce worldwide much more than Samshlt and there is not many developed countries using CDMA. Not to mention Sony is big on selling unlocked phones and an unlocked CDMA/GSM would sell only to idiots with Verizon.

  • zurginator

    GPE please!

  • RaptorOO7

    16GB of storage – no thanks – 20.7MP camera – why? Who needs a bigger picture size, how about a better camera instead. Other than that, I do wish SONY would offer a phone on Verizon, but likely that will never happen.

    • Chiefswatch

      Yea cause there isnt an SD card slot. Oh wait there is…..Moron

  • Jackson

    I wonder how thin it’ll be with that 3000mah battery.

  • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

    2.2GHz!?! holy crap. I wish they would make a Xperia Play 2 with these specs.

  • valapsp

    Xperia Z1 3000mAh and the Z Ultra 3050mAh? F*ck logic!

  • RocketChild

    I love that the SDcard slot is on the outside, quick to swap out. This really is nice! Seeing how low the internal space is, it really frees you up when you are shooting video, travel with lots of TV episodes on one SD and music on another card. Yeah, it is not hard to pop the cover off and do the work, but seems more flexible with it being accessible the old-school way.

  • kirk ngo

    Nice phone but again having only 1 carrier is not enough exposure Sony.

  • http://www.DavidPat.com David Pat

    Look at those specs! Now everyone with a S4 can feel bad.

  • jh123416

    Verizon? Pleaaaase?

  • Joey Wollenburg

    If Verizon gets this, then I would buy it.

    • Chiefswatch

      Leave Verizon. They have the shittliest data network in the US.

      • Taglogical

        Want to qualify that somehow? And go with which carrier? Tmobile, Sprint, and AT&T don’t work in my Office, or at my Cottage, but Verizon does… and it’s broadband-fast.

        • Chiefswatch

          Well Verizon stuck to CDMA when all other carriers were expanding their GSM networks. LTE comes out using GSM network infrastructure. GSM of course works for Data and Voice so Att is cool, T Mobile is cool and so is the rest of the world. Verizon though every phone has to have a CDMA radio and LTE radio. Meaning if you are a phone mfg you must build a special phone for Verizon. Since Sony does not manufacture phones at FoxxConn, and are not nearly the behemoth Samsung is they will seldom elect to build a phone just for Verizon. CDMA has and always will suck ass and Verizon was dumb for spending a decade telling everyone it was cool instead of building up a true legitimate network. Yes they have more service in more places but to say they are technologically ahead is laughable. They just have a very large inferior network.

    • Taglogical

      Pretty much :)

  • Gnex

    But

    • palomosan

      That’s what everyone said about the N7 2013 until you start using it and it all makes sense.

      • googlyeyedfrog

        yeah, only difference is that it’s not a tablet. people use and hold phones differently than they use tablets

        • Taglogical

          Look at the size of this phone; the bezel’s make glorious, functional sense to me.

      • Butters619

        Completely different. Having bezel on the N7 makes it a lot easier to hold in landscape for things like gaming and watching media, but also allows the user to hold it firmly with one handed while in landscape. With a phone, for one you aren’t using it in landscape all too often and it’s pretty easy to still hold a phone in landscape with one hand.

  • Dave

    5″ screen + dat chin = larger than a GN2. Pass…

  • hc

    Those specs would make a good nexus 5th ed…

  • Tim242

    Yawn. Bring on the Note 3!

    • Dave

      Which will probably be shorter than this Hershey bar phone…

  • J Davis

    I want a Sony phone.. This ain’t it though. Give me a Sony Nexus i’m in.

    • j973

      At least the battery size is good and it has sd card

  • Roy Harrigan

    Wish it had more than 16 gb of on board memory.

    • j973

      It has sd card

      • Roy Harrigan

        That doesn’t replace on board memory. Still need space for apps.

        • mike hunt

          If you need more space then what the 16gb rom partitions for apps then you sir have a issue with installing to much crap

          • Roy Harrigan

            I like downloading apps. And a lot of the apps I download exceed a gb. Hell apps nowadays are getting larger. 16 gb is a crappy amount of space.

          • mike hunt

            Show me a lot of apps that are over 1gig that arent games.

          • Roy Harrigan

            What’s your freaking point? Games don’t matter? Just cause you enjoy buying phones that can only hold a handful of apps before running out of space, doesn’t mean making a phone with less memory is a good thing. Geez, grow a brain.

          • Chiefswatch

            His point is only an idiot too lazy to remove useless shlt would use more than 16GB of app space.

          • Roy Harrigan

            It’s not useless sh1t when I actively use them ahole.

  • enigmaco

    I am really starting to wonder about this leak info people get, just becoming too coincidental.

  • Jamie Lingerfelt

    It’s crazy how much I want this phone. Please Verizon please!

    • Chiefswatch

      no chance. Call Verizon tell them CDMA hybrid network sucks ass

  • Butters619

    5″ screen with that much bezel?! Jesus son.

    • jamdev12

      Do you like One/S4/G2? What’s the difference between those? Don’t use my name in vain. I’ll strike you.

      • Butters619

        That one has a pretty big upper and botttom bezel, but at least it has speakers for an excuse. The SGS4 and G2 both have noticeably smaller bezels on all 4 sides.

        • jamdev12

          Agree, but we are talking about mms here, right? Not inches?

          • Jam_Stop_FanBoying

            No we are not. Look at Motorola X, SGS4, and LG’s newest G2. Do you see a trend? Bigger screens with smaller bezel. Dont’ get me wrong, this device looks nice too but those huge bezels remind me of my OG Droid lol.

          • Butters619

            Yeah, after holding a Moto X, I have pretty high standards for what smartphone makers should be capable of when it comes to bezel.

      • Tim242

        The S4 has a tiny bezel.

        • jamdev12

          Hey Tim,

          The phone shouldn’t be much bigger than those 3 anyhow. We are talking about millimeters in size. If we were talking inches, then sure. I just feel there are lots of complaints about every phone.

          Not the right screen
          storage is too small
          no sd card support
          screen is too small
          screen is too big
          camera sucks
          camera is too good

          People have their opinions sure and everyone here has the right to say whatever the hell they want. I just found it funny that people were talking about bezels being too big on this phone. We are the country of the supersize me generation. We want everything big.

          • poop

            Save for “camera is too good” (like, lol, what kind of complaint is that?), those are all legitimate complaints depending on people’s preferences. You’re never going to please everybody; there’s always going to be one person complaining.

          • Tim242

            People do complain a lot. However, too little bezel is not one of the complaints. The argument for on screen buttons is to allow for smaller bezels. The S4 has physical buttons, yet has a smaller bezel than phones with on screen buttons. Huge bezels are unsightly, and with on screen buttons, there is no excuse for them.

          • E A butler

            Small bezel looks nice until you are playing a game and the you’re touching the screen accidentally because there is nothing to hold on to…. dON’T WORRY THE COMPLAINT WILL COME …. TRUST ME …….MUAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH!

          • Tim242

            I’m sure it will come, but onscreen buttons cause issue with that more.

          • yusuya

            I would complain about too little bezel. my note 2 has too little bezel and sometimes mistakes my holding it in my hand for my touching the side of the screen. C’est tres annoying.

        • Justin Hoover

          The G2 is even smaller

          • Tim242

            Slightly smaller bezel, but bigger sized device.

    • Tim242

      Yeah, the on screens buttons mean nothing with that much bezel.

    • T_Dizzle

      It is huge but it has the nice camera in there plus the speakers.

    • Chiefswatch

      Yea being crazy water proof isnt a good enough trade off and I am quite sure the design team didn’t give a shlt about bezel size…kind of like me.

      • Butters619

        No, it’s not good enough. And given by the comments and likes on this blog post, I’m guessing it’s not good enough for the vast majority of people.

        Edit: Galaxy S4 Active doesn’t have that much bezel..

        • Chiefswatch

          Galazy S4 active is a pos. ATT was taking returns free of charge because people would get them wet causing them to malfunction. Nice try Korea

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    But how will people know if I came from a Xperia Z ?!?!?!

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    It doesn’t ship with Kit-Kat? meh.

    • googlyeyedfrog

      I’d rather have a Klondike bar anyway

  • MRM

    As far as dust/water resistant (not proof) phones go, this is a beaut. Considering the only other high-end phones of that ilk is the S4 Active, I’d definitely go for this thing, although I’ll wait for the reviews to come in. My contract is up in three weeks, so, hopefully this will be available around then! :D

    • googlyeyedfrog

      well the Droids are supposedly water resistant as well

      • MRM

        True, the new Droid is supposed to be pretty nice too. That said, the camera on this thing ought to be pretty sweet, so, I think this one wins by a margin…albeit a smaller margin than the friggin’ bezels on this thing. :D :/

  • Justin W

    This phone is gorgeous, but I wish it was more widely available in the US. I would pick one up over the other options currently available.

    • Tim242

      Gorgeous? It has on screen buttons with HUGE bezels.

  • ahhh yes

    TMO or unlocked please. and what the hell is up w/ purple?

    • jamdev12

      For the ladies.

    • Raj Bhatt

      Officially endorsed by the artist formerly known as Prince.

      • gabravo2005

        Who is now known as Prince once again….

  • Sean Plantz

    I would ditch my S4 for this in a sec if It came to Verizon, but i’d put those chances at around 0%. Which sucks.

    • Mike Hilal

      I agree. If verizon would stop being assholes and allow anyone to use their CDMA basebands…it would make for a lot better network,

      • mike hunt

        Once they deploy VOLTE they will have to allow unlocked phones on the network via federal law because of the freq they will be be using.

        • Mike Hilal

          They’ll find a way to screw us…somehow.

    • Tim242

      You like big bezels and you cannot lie

      • Sean Plantz

        lol yeah it is kind of big, but this phone is a beast.

  • Cory_S

    That’s going to be a very large phone. It has a pretty big top and bottom bezel, with a 5″ display.

    • jamdev12

      I don’t see it any different than the HTC/S4/G2.

      • J Davis

        Then you have never seen either of those phones then.

      • Dave

        GS4 has almost no chin.

  • Visual360

    This or Note 3…

    I like the aesthetic of the Sony so far…

    • BSweetness

      Agreed. And if that 20.7 MP camera actually performs at a level that’s noticeably above other high end Android phones, that could be the feature that pulls me in.

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        16gb storage…nope. Don’t want to spend money on a high performaning SD for the pictures and 4K video.

        • jamdev12

          You get micro SD support. Grab a Sandisk 64GB class 10 hd sd card. Problem solved. :)

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            Yes because the first thing we want to do is spend more money when we buy a phone. They need to realize SDs die and if they want to make these features then add a starting GB of 32. Not this lackluster 16 with 9 usable.

          • Visual360

            Uh, no. I have a couple of 64GB of SD card already that I can use. I rather have the options, than forced me to get the 32GB just because there’s no other options.

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            Ho Lee fuk, so many people are so blind. Have a base 32 and higher 64. Forget this 16 bullsh*t. That clear enough for your thick heads?

          • Visual360

            Bang Ding Ow, is that you? Sounds like it. OPTIONS – Is that clear enough for your thick heads?

    • Dave

      With that chin it will probably be bigger than a GN3.

  • bboyairwreck

    This phone would end my Moto X, Droid Maxx, Blue HTC One dilemma xD. Bleh yeah echoing everyone else, wish it was on VZW

  • Radgatt

    This phone, although nice, won’t make it to Verizon so therefore won’t get a lot of potential U.S. sales. It will probably make it to At&t and t mobile but way late and therefore won’t get a lot of sales that way either. I wish Sony had a greater presence in these United States. Only time will tell if I’m right or wrong. I just hope I’m wrong.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Their 4K TV is sexy

    • Eric R.

      Last Sony phone Verizon got was the Xperia Play and that was a flop.

      • Radgatt

        I really don’t even consider that a phone…that was a PSP go with phone capabilities.

    • googlyeyedfrog

      way to post a lame first comment…not trying to be mean, but seriously, lame

      • Radgatt

        I guess 18 other people don’t share your opinion

        • googlyeyedfrog

          well that’s the beauty of the world, full of different opinions. mine is no better than anyone else’s

      • LiterofCola

        Might be lame, but he’s right.

    • RaptorOO7

      Sadly you are on the mark. SONY was once the bright shinning tech star way back to the walkman and onward. But their mobile phones have just not been brought to the US, and the US consumer suffers.

      We suffer due to CDMA and restrictive US carrier business models.

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  • Jonathan Ly

    As if there is actual hope this shows up on Verizon. The only smartphone from Sony that we have is the Xperia Play, and look how well that turned out….

    • Higher_Ground

      if that phone was easily rootable, I have a feeling it would have been a lot more successful, at least to the point where we saw a follow up with that slider format.

  • radiohead14

    i believe there’s a mini version of this as well, but not gimped like how samsung and htc do their minis.

    also.. i doubt this will be on verizon.. but if it miraculously does get on vzw.. i would love to have this.. granted the camera and battery life are great

    • Higher_Ground

      camera claims to be spectacular, and it comes with a 3000mAh battery so that should be pretty darn good too!