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Sony Xperia Z1 'Honami' to come with free smartwatch

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Sep 2013 20:05 User comments (4)

Sony Xperia Z1 'Honami' to come with free smartwatch One of the most highly-anticipated new phones of the fall is the Sony Xperia Z1, codenamed 'Honami.'
Besides high-end specs, the phone is getting a lot of attention due to its high-end camera and the ability to snap-on real SLR lenses through one of the phone's port, effectively turning the device into a touchscreen DSLR.

Today, another leak about the phone has hit the Web, the fact that at least some markets will receive a free Sony smartwatch with their Honami purchase. The Sony SmartWatch 2, released in June, works with Android 4.0 (or higher) devices, and has 200 built-in apps.

Full specs (via PA) for the Honami, which will be officially unveiled tomorrow:

5.0-inch 1920x1080 pixel Triluminos display, 16% wider colour gamut
Carbon fiber frame; Dragontrail tempered glass front protection; Corning Gorilla Glass 3 back protection
Shock-, dust-, shatter-, water-proof, IP 55/58
2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (Krait 400) chip
Adreno 330 GPU
16GB expandable memory, microSD card slot
3100 mAh battery, new improved STAMINA mode
MHL / Miracast / NFC / Bluetooth 4.0 / LTE / Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n; a/c)
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
20.7 MP rear camera with G lens (using Exmor RS CMOS sensor), f/2.3 aperture, capable of recording 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution videos at 30fps (using BIONZ imaging engine for still photos and X-reality Pro video engine for videos)
2 MP Exmor R front-facing camera capable of shooting 1080p full HD resolution videos at 30fps
IR Remote
4G LTE connectivity
Dual (Stereo) speakers
144 x 73.9 x 8.3mm



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4 user comments

13.9.2013 23:44

I want to know price/availability. This is a phone that makes sense, to turn into a camera on the fly with that snap on lens. Adding the Smartwatch 2 is clever too. Sony you got my attention again, and I'm sure I not alone.

24.9.2013 13:52

I can see liking the phone but really don't see a scenario where I would want the watch.


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

34.9.2013 16:08

What must I do to have this avail on at&t. I will do anything. I have been holding off on getting a smart phone since the iphone 3gs and have just been using different handsets, mainly the xperia play.

This is the first tie I legitimately want a phone since the first iPhone.

49.9.2013 15:33

Originally posted by dEwMe:
I can see liking the phone but really don't see a scenario where I would want the watch.
Agreed!!

Watch is pointless........except for those that have no point.

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