Sony is all gearing up for a smartphone which would be an answer to the Galaxy S4 Zoom and the Nokia Lumia 1020. The new Xperia i1 is expected to sport a 20-megapixel camera and some outstanding features as well.

After announcing the 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra targeted at the upcoming Galaxy Note 3, HTC One Max, and LG G2 in the phablet world, the pictures of new Xperia i1 with the codename Honami got leaked online. The details and pictures suggest that the phone would be larger than the 5-inch display of the Xperia ZQ and both the front and back of the smartphone is all glass. Sony is supposed to be using its Omnibalance design found on the  Xperia Z, but it’s not clear if this device will also be water and dust-resistant.


Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and the 20-megapixel camera with BIONZ Engine, which is described as a unique image processor that suppresses any noise of light and color, and enhances color reproduction and clarity of the pictures it takes, are also on cards.


The release date is still a mystery but rumors claim it to be Q3 of this year. If we believe this, Sony has a refreshing array this year with the Xperia Z Ultra, a refreshed Xperia Z with a Snapdragon 800 processor and the newly leaked Xperia i1 with a 20-megapixel camera.