Once again, more photos of the Sony Honami have allegedly leaked. This time, the set of photos are believed to be image renders of the smartphone.
During the past few days, photos of the same handset have surfaced online, some of which supposedly show actual photos of the Japanese-made smartphone.
The fresh set of photos show the smartphone’s front panel, which shows an on/off switch and a volume control. The smartphone’s display shows a crisp and clear photo of the Eiffel tower, which fuels the rumor that Sony may unveil the device in Paris, France. There is also what appears to be a dedicated camera button, indicating that this is the same Sony smartphone that is rumored to be focused on photography.
Sony is thought to be following the camera phone trend that is seen in a recent crop of handsets hitting the market. Both Samsung and Nokia have new smartphones that give special attention to camera photography, called the Galaxy S4 Zoom and the EOS (Lumia 1020), respectively.
Earlier rumors suggested that the Sony Honami would have a 5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, IR blaster, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, and an option to expand the storage through a microSD card slot.
As for its primary camera, the Sony Honami is said to sport a Sony 1/1.6’’ Exmor RS stacked sensor, premium-grade Cyber-shot G Lens, and either Dual-LED or Xenon flash. It may come with a 20 MP image sensor, as well. A secondary camera may pack a 2.2 MP image sensor.
There are still others, however, who speculate that the leaked photos of the device are of the Sony Xperia Z refresh, and not of the Sony Honami.
Sony has a media event scheduled on July 4 in the above-mentioned location, so we won’t have to wait that long to find out whether these rumors are accurate. Apart from the Sony Honami, it is said that the phone maker will reveal other devices, as well.
via xperia blog