The Xperia Z1 has been on a trip of leaks since we first heard about it, back when we called it the Sony Honami and believed it was a new brand of smartphone from the Japanese manufacturer with a focus on megapixels.
Since then, the name has changed to the Xperia Z1 and it looks like Sony will be bringing a new replacement flagship to the market, with an improved camera, internals and some little design changes from the Xperia Z1.
With two days to go until the release at IFA, it is almost time for Sony to reveal the Xperia Z1, but with the amount of leaks and photos, the only real thing Sony will show is the features the leakers got wrong.
These new photo leaks are the first high-quality press images of the Xperia Z1, leaked by credible site Xperia Blog, they show the four different angles of the Xperia Z1 and have given us a great look at the external view of the new smartphone.
One notable feature returning to the Xperia Z1 is the closed flap ports, allowing users to take the phone underwater for a short time. Last time, this made the display a lot worse than competitors, hopefully Sony has fixed this problem to make the 1080p screen look incredible.
The camera looks to be one of the best on the market when it arrives, with a 20.7MP sensor, f/2.0 aperture and the possibility of OIS and optical zoom, it looks like Sony is packing all its best camera features on the Xperia Z1.
No price or release date has been noted, but we expect with this being the new Sony flagship it will come at a premium price tag, similar to what the Xperia Z sold for at launch. It has been noted Sony will launch the smartphone sometime in October, with at least two US carriers on board.