Sony’s Honami Android Could Have an Extra-Large Camera Sensor

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A couple days back we got word about a pair of rumored Sony Androids in development, including the model codenamed Honami. With specs like a five-inch 1080p display, a twenty-megapixel camera, and the possibility of running a Snapdragon 800, it sure sounded like a high-end model worth paying attention to. Today we get a little more insight into that high-res camera, and while it won’t be any PureView 808, it sounds like it could give the cameras on most of its competition a serious run for their money.

The main camera could use an Exmor RS stacked sensor measuring in at an impressive 1/1.6 inches in diagonal; that’s significantly larger than the sensor on even the Samsung Galaxy Camera, whose main purpose is taking pictures.

We heard about a Carl Zeiss lens before, and while that detail’s not repeated here, there is mention of a “premium grade” Sony Cybershot G glass lens. Backing up this imaging hardware should be some new advanced software processing, sharing roots with the algorithms used on Sony’s dedicated cameras. On the app side, some sort of augmented reality system could be possible.

There’s some disagreement as to what kind of flash Honami’s camera would have, and while xenon’s still in the running, Sony might end up going with an extra-bright dual LED arrangement. While we’re hoping for xenon, even if we end up with LEDs, this all could still make for a pretty impressive camera package.

Sony_Honami_camera.pngSource: VR-Zone
Via: evleaks (Twitter)

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