Sony’s Honami (aka the Xperia i1) is going to have a pretty nice camera – that much seems a given. After all, we’ve seen plenty of leaks seeming to confirm the presence of a 20.7 -megapixel shooter. While we’ve been expecting Honami to produce great still shots, a new rumor suggests that the phone could have some exceptional video capabilities, as well, possibly even recording 4K video for playback on the next generation of HD screens.
We just brought you some new photos of the Honami in white, but it’s another image from that leak that’s now catching our attention, apparently depicting a slide used to promote the phone’s 4K video capabilities.
While that sounds like it could be very cool, there are reasons to tread carefully. For one, the 4000 x 2000 resolution mentioned on the slide doesn’t exactly conform to any 4K standard we’re aware of. And despite the Honami’s beefy hardware, there’s the concern that even if it might technically be capable of 4K video, the resultant output could be less than satisfactory, especially when compared to more traditional 1080p video.
Of course, unless you just dropped a nice chunk of change on a new 4K-capable display, this is all somewhat of a moot point.