Sony Xperia Z1 high resolution press renders leaked before IFA announcement, heading to UK carrier EE with free SmartWatch 2 (press release leaked)

Major update at the bottom. (Official Press Release Leaked)

We've seen numbers of press renders and alleged images of Sony Xperia Z1 aka Sony Honami before, but the official press renders are the one which everyone prefer more than any other leak. So, thanks to Xperia Blog, as they have got their hands-on some official high resolution press render images of Sony Xperia Z1 before the official IFA 2013 announcement. 

Sony Xperia Z1

The images were leaked to them by an unnamed Asian retailer. These official press images does not reveal any information which we don't know, however the pricing is still a mystery to everyone. Sony is going to announce the Xperia Z1 tomorrow at IFA Trade Fair 2013 along with Sony Smart Shot lenses, we will talk about these lenses in the next post.

These images however confirms everything, like, huge bezel, power/lock & camera button, volume rockers and micro SIM slot on the right ride with microSD card slot and USB port on the left side along with speaker grills at the bottom and 3.5mm headphone jack on the top. The camera is again, and again, and again confirmed to have 20.7MP G Lens sensor with LED flash.

In addition, the Sony Xperia Z1 will soon be landing on UK carrier EE according to a leaked sales aid from the company. It also looks like EE will be running a promotion where they will be bundling a Sony SmartWatch 2 free of charge on every pre-order of Xperia Z1.

Sony Xperia Z1 EE carrier UK sales aid

Here is a quick rundown of the rumoured specifications for the upcoming Sony flagship:

  • 5.0-inch Full HD Triluminos OptiContrast X-Reality Engine display
  • 2.3GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Android 4.2.2 with revamped xperia UI
  • 16GB/32GB internal memory
  • microSD card support
  • Adreno 330 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1/2.3-inch 20.7MP Sony G lens Exmor RS rear sensor with cybershot camera UI, dedicated camera shutter key, LED flash and mobile BIONZ image processing system, capable of recording 4K UHD videos
  • 2.2MP Exmor R front camera, capable of processing 1080p Full HD images and videos
  • NFC, One Touch Sharing, Wi-Fi Miracast, Bluetooth 4.0, S-Master MX Mobile Audio Amplifier
  • 3000mAh Battery with improved STAMINA mode
  • IP 55/57 dust and water resistance. No flap on audio jack
  • IR Remote
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Xperia Blog have also leaked the official press release of Sony Xperia Z1, which Sony is going to unveil tomorrow after the launch. You can find the full press release below (click on the images to enlarge them). The press release confirms every single specification of the smartphone.

Source - Xperia Blog (1, 2) & Press Release
Via - PhoneArena