Sony Xperia i1 shown next to Xperia Z in new images

New pictures of the Sony Xperia i1 ‘Honami’ have appeared online, showing the 20.7-megapixel smartphone alongside the Sony Xperia Z.  

Due to launch on September 4 at the Berlin-based IFA conference, the Sony Xperia i1 rumours have increased in pace of late.

Freshly leaked photos of the Sony Xperia i1 line up the heavily rumoured camera-centric smartphone against the flagship Sony Xperia Z, revealing that it will have a screen size larger than 5-inches.

From the image, there is quite a distinct size different between the handsets (as can be seen in the full shot below), suggesting that the ‘Honami’ smartphone will increase the size of the Sony Xperia Z’s 5-inch Full 1080p display.

The screen size increase is also very noticeable in the shot where the Sony Xperia i1 is laid next to the iPhone 4.

The rear camera position has been shifted further to the left on the Sony Xperia i1, probably to make space for its Sony G lens and 20.7-megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor. Originally thought to pack a 1/1.6-inch sensor, the latest leaks suggest that it will be a little smaller.

With a magnetic charging point similar to the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, it seems the Sony Xperia i1 will have a few more curves than the Sony Xperia Z design.

It certainly fits in well with the design aesthetics present in the new range of Sony Xperia smartphones and should feature the same waterproofing and dust resistance.

Although there’s been no official word from Sony yet on the Xperia i1, it is strongly expected to be launched at IFA 2013 at the Sony event on September 4.

Sony will no doubt give us all a demo of how good the Sony Xperia i1 camera really is and give us more details about when we can see it arriving on British shores.

TrustedReviews will be at IFA 2013 to bring you the latest, but in the meantime have a gander at the pictures below.  

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