IFA Berlin is around the corner, and our PlayStation 4 maker has decided to unveil a high-end device on September 4. Now you must be thinking about Sony's odd decision to bring another big-ticket handset immediately after a mammoth Xperia Z Ultra.
It's not the fault of this Japanese giant to bring Honami i1, a rumored smartphone with 20-mega pixel camera shooter a little early. With players like Samsung and Nokia have come with dedicated camera smartphones in the market; the need of the hour is to have a monster smartphone in the hands of Sony.
So it's all most confirmed that Sony is coming with a smartphone named Honami i1. Our tech media generally link Sony's forthcoming smartphone with "One Sony "plan. For those, who are new to Honami device this feature will try to shed light on the minutest possible details available on the web.
First let's have a look at the rumored specifications of Honami i1 smartphone. The Sony Honami i1 will have a 5-inch 1080p HD display. Being a high-end smarphone, it is natural to see a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM (expandable up to 64GB via microSD card). The rear camera will have a 20-mega pixel camera with Exmor CMOS sensor, BIONZ image processor, and Sony "G" lens. Other highlighted features include: a 3,000mAh Li Ion battery, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Miracast, NFC, water proof and dust resistant, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Recently, a senior executive over at Sony India shared some juicy details about Honami i1 with us. The executive wished to remain anonymous. Co-incidently, he also confirmed that September 4 is the chosen date to announce Honami i1. The device will feature a powerful camera. Since competition in this space have already arrived in respect to Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom , Nokia Lumia 1020 and soon to be announce iPhone 5S; Sony does not want to be stay far from the limelight. However, the executive declined to comment upon the design and specifications of the so-called Honami i1.
Here are the top five rumors around Sony's 20MP camera smartphone. Take a look!
Sony to announce Honami i1 on September 4
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It would be right to say that Honami i1 will be announced at IFA Berlin. Recently, a Chinese website Digi-wo published a teaser image of the rumored device. It was a sort of an invite. Interestingly, the image shown in the teaser appears to be in Purple across a black background. The device appears to be sharp from the edges and supremely thin. The teaser image also hints at September 4, 2013 - Berlin.
Sony Honami i1 to be available in October ?
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According to FCC, the Honami i1 could be name of the device, which Sony is said to announce on September 4, ahead of IFA Berlin tech show. This FCC filing sheds light on the launch date of Honami i1 smartphone. The device will be announced before September 30 followed by retail availability in October.
Sony Honami i1 alleged case hints at Xperia Z like form factor
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According to a report,cases made for Honami i1 are freely available on China's shopping site Alibaba. Going by the picture, one can say that the Honami i1 looks similar to Sony Xperia Z in respect to design and form factor. Will Honami i1 sport 5-inch Full HD display ? Only time will tell.
Honami i1 to have 20MP camera
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There is a strong rumor on the web that indeed Honami i1 will have a 20MP camera with most advanced imaging optics used.The image shows camera UI, that's it. Nonetheless, let's wait for September 4.
Sony to announce Honami i1 Mini on September 4
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Yes, you heard it right! Sony is also planning to announce a mini version of Honami i1 to tackle iPhone 5C. It will have a screen size between 4- 4.3-inch, Qualcomm powered Snapdragon 800 processor, and a powerful camera. It is not clear whether Sony plans to offer a 13MP camera or not. Take this news as a pinch of salt. Why Sony would like to come up with a mini Honami, as the Japanese giant already offers Xperia Z with best specs.