By Stephen Schenck | August 23, 2013 1:25 PM
We know, we know: with those new Sony Honami images from earlier today, we’re already verging on hitting full Honami saturation here at Pocketnow, but bear with us for just a little while longer. Soon, we’ll finally be putting all these leaks to bed any start getting some real hands-on time with the smartphone. As we ease into the home stretch, with under two weeks to go until our expected Honami launch event, some new looks at the hardware are arriving for us to check out.
We take a step back from the fully assembled hardware that’s been dominating Honami leaks, with new imagery becoming available of the phone’s frame. There’s nothing at all surprising to see here, but don’t underestimate the value of this component; after all, this is what will give the phone its strength, and will be a key piece of the waterproofing we just saw Sony tease.
While there are some subtle changes from earlier designs like the Xperia Z or ZL, Honami continues with the general Xperia design language Sony’s been using lately, complete with that distinctive power button.
Stick with us through September 4, when Honami will likely go official and we’ll finally learn its commercial name: Xperia Z1? Xperia i1? We’ll be finding out soon.