The Sony Xperia Z1 is set to be a real top-of-the-line smartphone from the Japanese electronics giant, instead of just adding an impressive camera to a mid-range style device, Sony will make the Xperia Z1 a top-end smartphone.
Yesterday, it was revealed the Sony Honami may be a codename for the new smartphone, with the real name Xperia Z1. This would make more sense, considering it looks a lot like the Xperia and opening a new brand of high-end smartphones will only confused buyers.
Today, we get a first look at the benchmark scores for the new Sony Xperia Z1 and like expected it has hit marginally better than the LG G2, also running with a Snapdragon 800 processor. The Xperia Z1 has the same processor, same graphics card (Adreno 330) and same amount of RAM (2GB).
This means something on the software end is pushing the Xperia Z1 speeds above the LG G2. Both phones are admirably powerful and we doubt the end user will see any real difference, but it is worth noting LG may add more features and software to the LG G2 than Sony will add to the Xperia Z1.
The main feature on the Xperia Z1 is the camera, with a 20MP, f/2.4 aperture G Lens, Sony will add a camera to the Xperia Z1 capable of taking outstanding pictures, enough to rival the Lumia 1020 on Windows Phone 8. We believe Sony will add new software for the camera and programs to make images stable.
This does not mean the other elements of the device will be lacklustre, as we have already discussed the internals will rack up an impressive 30k an AnTuTu according to a new leak. The Xperia Z1 display is likely to be the same as the Xperia Z, a 1920 x 1080 full HD masterpiece.
Sony is expected to reveal the Xperia Z1 at IFA 2013, it is likely to be the premium device this year from Sony.