Sony Xperia i1 Honami Mini in the works, will share CPU and camera with the non-Mini version
So far we’ve heard a lot of things about Sony’s upcoming flagship smartphone, that’s codenamed Honami and may be sold as the Xperia i1. Now though we get a glimpse of the fact that like its competitors, Sony may be prepping an additional device referred to as Honami Mini.
This would be no surprise to anyone, as it would come after the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and HTC One Mini. However, if the first rumor about the Honami Mini is accurate, then Sony’s ‘Mini’ will have a great advantage compared to those devices: specs. Namely, it looks like this minimized version of a bigger flagship is going to keep all the specs of its sibling, save for the screen and battery size.
So the quad-core top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor is in, as is the 20 MP camera. Such specs are a far cry from Samsung’s and HTC’s recent offerings in this particular space. The Honami Mini is also said to come with a 2,400 mAh battery, which is smaller than the rumored 3,000 mAh unit in the Honami, but still manages to be bigger than the cells in both the Galaxy S4 Mini and the One Mini. The screen will be a 4.3-inch 720p affair, just like what the HTC One Mini packs.
The Sony Honami Mini will apparently be announced on September 4 right alongside the non-Mini Honami.
There’s one thing you need to keep in mind, though. While this report is certainly plausible, it still comes from just one forum user over at Esato. So it may all be a figment of his or her imagination. Let’s hope that isn’t the case, though.
Via GSM Insider