A mini version of the Sony Honami is now in the works, according to unnamed sources that informed VR-Zone. Reportedly, the compact Sony Honami will be made to compete not only against the various mini versions of flagship smartphones that are being released lately, but also against the Apple iPhone. As of the moment, the name of the allegedly upcoming handset is still unknown.
The same sources reveal that the smartphone, nicknamed the “Sony Honami Mini” will come will impressive specifications that will be at par with flagship smartphones. For starters, the handset would pack a Snapdragon 800 SoC. Meanwhile, there is no information on whether the camera will be the same as the one found on the yet-unreleased Sony Honami, which is rumored to be a 20 MP snapper that can take videos with 4K or 5248 x 3936 MP resolution. However, if the Honami Mini will sport a different camera, it will still likely be impressive. As for the size of the display, the blog places it around 4- to 4.3-inches diagonally. The latest iteration of the Apple iPhone has a screen measuring 4 inches, as well.
Then there are all the mini versions of flagship handsets that are available, or on their way, to the market. Samsung has the Galaxy S4 Mini, ZTE has the Nubia Z5 Mini, and Huawei and Lenovo are also said to be preparing their own 4.3- to 4.5-inch handsets. Some of these mini handsets, like the Galaxy S4 Mini, have not received such good reviews in terms of performance, and even price. One upcoming smartphone, however, that is expected to be a game-changer, or at least one that would bring the standards higher for the mini smartphone niche is the HTC One Mini. Such smartphone is rumored to feature Android 2.2, a 1.4 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, a 4.3-inch display with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution, and possibly a 4 MP UltraPixel camera.
If the rumors regarding the specifications are accurate, Sony’s mini Honami would be an even better device than the HTC One Mini, but at this point, all of these are still pure speculation.
Meanwhile, Sony may give consumers the first look at the Honami smartphone during IFA on September 4th.