Sony's Xperia i1, codenamed Honami, has been long rumored to be the Japanese company's flagship Smartphone ('Beast' is a more appropriate word) slated to release in the 2H of 2013. At least a part of the rumors have been confirmed today, that of the internal chipset. The Sony Xperia i1 Honami indeed packs the all-powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, with four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz. Then there's the new Adreno 330 GPU, which blasted away benchmarks (also in the Sony Xperia Z Ultra).
The only tidbit that isn't so exciting is that the handset is running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. We really wish Sony launches the phone on Android 4.3, because we all know their track record for slow software updates.