The Sony i1 Honami appears to be a cameraphone that will aim for the same kind of consumers as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and the Nokia EOS.
The Sony i1 Honami is expected to be the first device in the One Sony line. Such product line is the brainchild of CEO Kaz Hirai, who promises to aggregate Sony’s strengths in producing its new mobile devices.
A blurry photo as well a list of specifications of the allegedly upcoming device have leaked, giving consumers what might be a first look at the Sony product. The list of specifications that have just been revealed are slightly different from the one that was published last April.
According to the leak, the Sony i1 Honami will offer a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Such display will feature Triluminos, OptiContrast, X-Reality Engine, and a 2000:1 + Contrast Ratio. Powering the device under the hood is a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon MSM8974 processor working with an Adreno 330 GPU. There will also be 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory that is expandable through the use of a microSD card. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is its operating system with the new Sony Xperia UI as an overlay.
As for its camera, the Sony i1 Honami boasts of a 2/3″ 20/13 MP Exmor RS camera with Sony G lens, which comes with the Cybershot Camera UI. A camera shutter key allows for easy picture-taking while interchangeable lenses provide users with more creative options and control over images. Also onboard are Xenon + Dual LED Flash as well as Mobile BIONZ Image processing. This main camera is complemented by a 2.2 MP 1080p Exmor R front snapper.
Meanwhile, in terms of connectivity, the cameraphone will support NFC, One Touch Sharing, WIFI Miracast and Bluetooth 4.0. It also supports 4G LTE.
In the entertainment department, there is an S-Master MX Mobile Audio Amplifier and Dual Stereo speakers.
It also comes with a 3000mAh battery with the improved STAMINA mode for enhanced battery performance.
A shatterproof glass front which is supposedly more durable than the Xperia Z Dragontrail glass protects the display, whereas the entire cameraphone is covered by a glass, metal and carbon-fiber body.
IP 55/58 dust, water resistance, and shock resistance complete the list of leaked specifications.
It bears mentioning that this list is by no means final, and as the last leak showed, could be subject to more adjustments.
Last month, it was rumored that the Sony i1 Honami cameraphone as well as the Sony Togari phablet would be coming to the United States this fall. Both devices would supposedly arrive unlocked.