It is common practice in the smartphone industry to hide pre-production units of upcoming smartphones from the public eye. Of late, we’ve seen manufacturers shielding the device with a protective covering so as to hide all the physical characteristics of the smartphone. Sony has been caught doing something similar with the Xperia Honami and the Xperia Z Ultra, although the latter has been shown off and announced already. The image of the masked Xperia Z Ultra is believed to be a few months old though.
As you can see from the image above (Xperia Honami), the device has a silver case covering the entirety of the device with only the display visible. Hardly anything is revealed here, but older leaks have given us a brief idea about what to expect. The image was posted by renowned XDA user Adam Outler on his Google+ page, but was subsequently removed for obvious reasons. It is believed that Outler had access to a prototype of the Honami, which explains the clear shot image. The smartphone should be announced soon with a 20.7MP G Lens camera on the back, 5 inch 1080p Triluminos display, 2GB of RAM, a 3,000 mAh battery and Android 4.2.2.
Source: Xperia Blog
Via: Phone Arena