Reconsidering the Sony Honami’s launch name: maybe not Xperia i1
Sony has been all about Z-series Android this year: starting with the Xperia Z and ZL, and most recently with the Z Ultra, Z’s been the name of the game. Now the company’s next big Android is nearly ready to launch, and rumors have suggested that it might break from tradition: that the device we’ve been following as codename Honami could arrive as the Xperia i1. A new theory now suggests that won’t be the case at all, and Honami will continue the Z lineage as the Xperia Z1.
That actually makes sense from a number of angles. Besides just going with brand consistency (like’s been so big this year with multiple HTC One and Galaxy S 4 models), Sony was just asking for headaches when sans serifed fonts started making the I look like a 1, or vice versa (you mean it’s not the Xperia II?).
We also get the above renders, attempting to show off Honami in a few color options. None are any better of a look than we’ve already had (and at a higher resolution, to boot), but the color variety is nice to see, and these could well be official renders that cross our path again as we approach launch day. The way things are looking, we should get the whole Honami story – whatever name it takes – on September 4.