Sony teases 'Honami' phone ahead of IFA reveal

Given the breadth and consistency of leaks surrounding Sony's upcoming late 2013 flagship phone, codenamed "Honami," there seems little doubt we'll see the device at the company's IFA 2013 press conference on Sept. 4. The handset is rumored to be marketed as "Xperia i1" or "Xperia Z1," and feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU and a 20-megapixel camera with Sony G Lens.

And now Sony's getting in on the pre-release antics, with a couple of Twitter-based teasers.

The first describes it as "the smartphone everyone’s been talking about" -- a sneaky reference to all those leaks, perhaps -- while confirming that yes, it'll have a power button.

Next up is a reference to the phone being water resistant -- not too surprising considering the manufacturer's track record.

And a crafty retweet by British carrier EE suggests that it might be preparing to carry the "Honami" when it arrives in the UK.

However things unfold, we'll be live from Berlin on Sept. 4 to bring you full coverage of Sony's new phone.

Alex Dobie
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Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.