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Sony's upcoming flagship smartphone, Xperia i1 aka Honami, which has been in the news for the past couple of months, may hit the stores soon. The latest report based on the leaked teaser images suggest that the phone is set to make its debut on 4 September.

Citing a report by the Chinese website Digi-Wo which posted a series of teaser images of the purported smartphone, Xperia blog suggests that Xperia i1 aka Honami will make its debut on 4 September at the IFA in Berlin.

South Korean tech giant Samsung is also likely to pull the wraps off its much-anticipated Galaxy Note 3 in Berlin on 4 September, two days ahead of the IFA conference in Berlin.

The latest leaked teasers of Xperia i1 aka Honami showed a different design from the earlier leaks and rumours. One of the images posted by Digi-Wo showed the edges of the smartphone which are more rounded like Xperia Z Ultra. Other images show the handset's power button, flap and volume rocker. The images also showed the phone in purple colour, indicating the handset may come in colour.

According to previous leaks, the upcoming Sony Xperia i1 smartphone will house a camera of 20 megapixels with Sony G Lens. Other stipulated features of the handset include a 5-inch TRILUMINUS display with 1080p resolution, 2.2GHz Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU with Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating system.