White Sony Honami extensively photographed, 20.7 MP camera confirmed
The Sony smartphone codenamed Honami, and which may possibly get launched as the Xperia i1, has starred in a bunch of new photos. This is hardly the first time that the Honami has been caught on camera doing its thing out and about, in the wild, but it’s the first time we’ve seen the white version of the device being captured.
As you can see, the white Honami is also compared to an iPhone 5. Its back is even compared to a Sony Xperia Z, which incidentally is the handset that the Honami is supposed to replace in Sony’s portfolio.
The Honami is definitely a bit bigger than the Xperia Z, and the comparison with the iPhone is pretty funny. Funny in that it perfectly portrays how different the Android hardware world is nowadays from Apple’s products – at least in terms of sheer size, if nothing else. The Honami isn’t supposed to be a phablet, mind you – this is the new mainstream in the Android world right now.
These images confirm the fact that the Sony Honami will come with a 20.7 MP 1/2.3-inch camera sensor branded ‘G lens’ (because Sony still loves throwing brands around). The flash is a single LED unit, disappointingly, so no Xenon-based ‘pure’ flash here.
Just a few hours ago we found out that Sony is going to hold a press conference in Berlin on September 4, and it’s then when we expect the Honami to finally become official (perhaps as the Xperia i1).