Sony hints at Honami’s name

by XB on 27th August 2013

in Rumours, Xperia Z1

Sony-logo-wallpaperSony Mobile has released many teasers for its upcoming flagship, the C690X codenamed Honami. We’ve seen both official teaser images and, earlier today,  a very exciting teaser video. This is almost unheard of from Sony,  who doesn’t normally provide such extensive teasers prior to announcement.

Maybe Sony’s hands were forced given the number of leaks we’d already seen? Although, we don’t think this is the case as Sony has been in this position many times in the past. To carry on with the Honami tease,  Sony has even hinted at the marketing name for the handset.

Sony’s earlier tweets and blog post were entitled “3…2….what comes next?” This gives a strong hint and reference to the recently rumoured Xperia Z1 or Xperia Z One names. Whatever its name we can’t wait for the full reveal next week.

  • xperiax10.awesome

    Alphabets are over, now Xperia Z1, Z2, Z3 …

  • LancerEX

    Or maybe it will only just be Xperia one? :/

  • Arnob

    X8, X10……….Z1, Z2, Z3

  • Ghareeb Saeed

    Damn, guys you are so yesterday. LMAO #Sony MAKE.BELIEVE

  • Sami Mrabet

    Actually they have B, D, F, G, H, I, K,N, O, Q, R, W, X, Y, Left =) so theres alot of letters still not used

  • Adrian<3Sony

    I think will be nice for Xperia R….i like this one

  • Andrew Tan

    Already confirm name as Xperia Z1.

  • John Andrew Santiago

    Xperia One?? wat… wut is this HTC? It will be Xperia Z1 (Honami) trust me xD

    and 1Z sounds like sh**

  • Omar Etman


  • MannyTheMan

    I hope sony will announce 2 devices: Z improved and a new flagship

  • tositem

    Sony Xperia 1/One?

  • xperiakita

    Xperia X1, Xperia X2.

  • Purnama

    so, flagship phone will be like this..
    Sony have Z
    Samsung have S
    LG have G
    HTC… ?

  • Diogo Simões

    Xperia D …. sounds strange hehehe

  • uidesigner_sony

    Z1 / Z!, Z One – refreshes HTC

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    – What Xperia would you buy next?
    – The D.
    – (She wants the D! O.o)

  • Guest

    Xperia 8=D

  • roeshak

    They should have called it Xperia bezel.

  • kunyuk

    so many product’s using “one” this year
    htc one, xbox one, xperia z one
    maybe next year “two” will be in everywhere

  • Denislav Popov

    i’m really surprised that some people are still moaning about this, look how a waterproof phone is built and you’ll find out that such a phone needs these bezels. I think that some people feel the need to complain about everything found in a phone. I’m sure that Sony decided to use this size of bezels because some functions in the phone demand this, it’s not because Sony are stupid or they don’t have the knowedge to create a super-thin-bezzel phone.

  • ggee

    i don’t really like the Z1 name. it’s like they’re following htc’s lead with the htc one. then there’s the xbox one, too.

    where’s your originality sony?

  • ggee

    i agree without meaning it as an insult. that’s a better name compared to z1. why does sony have to follow the htc naming? that’s just stupid. i hope this bombs.

  • ggee

    htc one 1
    htc one 2
    htc one 3

    etc etc

  • Diogo Simões


  • akv

    somebodi tell me what does bezel me? u use it a lot

  • LancerEX

    We’re not sure anyway. :P But Sony should really work on their naming scheme.

  • Jin Kaz

    Honami’s name should be just “XPERIA” for the new beginning of flagship era (Xperia 2, 3, 4… so on)

  • Jin Kaz

    Honami’s name should be just “XPERIA” for the new beginning of flagship era (Xperia 2, 3, 4… so on)

  • sXs

    Surely name is gonna be Z1. As Xperia is an established name… Now they are looking forward to a series from Z onwards…. Like Galaxy S then on on….. Z1 , Z2 , Z3 every year…..

  • sXs

    Surely name is gonna be Z1. As Xperia is an established name… Now they are looking forward to a series from Z onwards…. Like Galaxy S then on on….. Z1 , Z2 , Z3 every year…..

  • AsadMulla

    Z1 Sony, Z2, Z3 BMW, Z4 BMW, Z…. Z8 BMW, Z.. Z10 Blackberry.

  • AsadMulla

    and Honami mini will be Z 0.5

  • lUl

    bezel /?b?z.?l/

    The sloping edge or face on a cutting tool

    The oblique side or face of a cut gem; especially the upper faceted portion of a brilliant (diamond), which projects from its setting

    The rim and flange which encompasses and fastens a jewel or other object, such as the crystal of a watch, in the cavity in which it is set; the collet.

    The panel that covers the front of a computer case, or the panel covering each drive bay
    that can be removed to install a removable drive that requires external
    access, such as a CD/DVD-ROM drive, which usually has its own
    preinstalled bezel.

    Basically it’s the frame around the phone’s screen.

  • AsadMulla

    I agree. Bezel bezel bezel. it no big deal. every time Xperia Blog mentions Honami, somebody complains about the bezel

  • Quark Gluon

    correction: X1 was launched in 2008, X2 in 2009, then X10 in 2010.

  • Quark Gluon

    Origin: Xperia X1. Remember?

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  • huls

    anyone noticed? look at the movie icon on the Z1 and the color of it compared to the Z, Z ultra, it’s the most saturated. :)

  • ProWeirdo

    Actually when they’ll run out of letters, they can still name it like: A, B, C……. Y => ? => AB, BB, CB, DB…. AC, BC, CC, DC….

    They can also use cyrillic, kanji/hanzi, hiragana, katakana and so on…

  • 3rdflyleaf

    HTC (insert number in word here) = HTC one, HTC two, three, etc etc.

  • xperiakita

    Thanks for correction.

  • adecvat

    Stupid Z1. Why all manufacturers choose this stupid 1 – Xbox One, Htc One and etc.

  • HardyHarHar

    HTC One, Xperia Z One, Samsung One, Moto One, Nokia One, You’re my only one…

  • Lucian

    It’s not the same. HTC One is named ONE like HTC desire or butterfly etc.
    Honami is named Sony Xperia Z1 and not Sony Xperia One. So why even compare them. It looks like Sony just wants to continue Xperia Z series with Z1, Z2 etc.
    Or maybe camera phones will be named with letter+1. Just look at this one and Oppo N1.

  • Rob

    Wouldn’t Z2 make more sense for the second phone in the Z series then?

  • Rob

    Was just at the Sony store and they Z and tablet Z there with stickers over the screen, looked just like this. Don’t think it’s actually the screen showing anything, just a sticker covering the front.

  • Rob
  • Diogo Simões

    i´m from portugal so i didn´t knew that! sorry about that

  • TechGuyChris

    lol Kaz Hirais “One” Sony strategy lol

  • Brad Williams

    I really couldn’t care less what they call it, so long as it does its job well and shows samshit they are and always have been crap.

  • sean

    guys this is a dummy set…..come on….I don’t know why aren’t the blogs realizing it..ive seen z ultra dummy set..

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