It looks as if Sony might be working on their own competitor to Samsung's new Android camera-phone. If this rumor is true, Sony will be soon announcing a device called the Sony i1 or maybe the Sony S1. The most intriguing thing about this camera-phone hybrid device is that it will feature a 1/2.3 inch Exmor sensor which is exactly the same size as the Cybershot compact cameras. Additionally, the lenses on it will be interchangeable. The pic above is a rendering and is not a leak of the final device at all, but it could be a decent approximation. Here are the rest of the leaked specs of this device,
  • 5.0-inch 19201080 Triluminos, OptiContrast, X-Reality Engine, 2000:1 + Contrast Ratio
  • Snapdragon MSM8974 2.3 ghz, Adreno 330
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Internal, microSD expansion
  • 2/3″ 20/13 MP Exmor RS camera with Sony G lens, Cybershot Camera UI, Camera shutter key, Interchangeable lenses
  • Xenon + Dual LED Flash, Mobile BIONZ Image processing
  • NFC, One Touch Sharing, WIFI Miracast
  • BlueTooth 4.0
  • S-Master MX Mobile Audio Amplifier
  • 1080p Exmor R front camera 2.2 Megapixel
  • Dual Stereo speakers
  • Android 4.2.2, new Xperia UI
  • 4G LTE
  • Tough Shatter proof Glass on front ( Tougher than Xperia Z Dragontrail glass)
  • 3000mAh battery, new improved STAMINA mode
  • Glass + Metal/Carbon Fiber body
  • IP 55/58 dust, water resistance, shock resistance. No flap on audio jack
  • IR Remote

According to the intel, Sony may officially unveil this device June 27th, so there are only a few days before we might see something concrete.

Thanks for the tip, combatmedic870!

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