Sony Honami system dump shares its secrets, confirms hardware features


Over the weekend we saw a press render arrive, supposedly of the anticipated Sony Honami Android, and sourced from a leaked system dump. That was interesting all enough on its own, but the existence of a complete dump sure insinuated that there were a lot more Honami secrets out there, just waiting to be revealed. As it turns out, we didn’t have to wait long at all, and a whole lot of additional data from that dump has now emerged.

First up, we get some confirmation about phone hardware. It looks like Honami will arrive as Sony’s model C6906 (at least, as it comes to Canadian carriers, where this leak apparently originated) and there are signs of that Snapdragon 800 SoC we were expecting. The Honami’s claim to fame should be its camera, which is here confirmed as a 20-megapixel component, capable of recording new 4K resolution video, and with a film speed as high as ISO 12800.

Unsurprisingly, there’s a lot of software stuff revealed in this dump. That extends from camera shooting modes and effects, to a visual search app (which is what we saw in that render with the Eiffel tower) and better Music Unlimited integration.

The UI in general also gets a refresh, complete with a new launcher and several updated apps.

What do you think, is Honami the Sony Android to pay attention to, or are you a fan of the Xperia Z Ultra?

Source: Xperia Blog
Via: Android and Me

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!