By Stephen Schenck | August 22, 2013 10:57 AM
Sony’s IFA 2013 press event is less than two weeks away; on September 4, we’re going to get the official story on the company’s latest devices, and unless the rumor mill has seriously misled us, that’s likely to include both the unusual “lens camera” accessories that recently leaked, as well as the long-anticipated Honami. Whether the latter arrives as the Xperia i1 or the Z1 – or something else entirely – it aims to really push boundaries so far as what kind of camera performance we can expect from Xperia handsets. As we wait for the phone to go official, Sony’s posted a little teaser to its Twitter account.
While at first glance it looks like the same physical power button you’d see on the Xperia Z or ZL, comparing it to either of those reveals that what we have here just doesn’t quite match up. Combined with the copy Sony provides, calling this “the smartphone everyone’s been talking about,” and suggesting that a launch will be “not long now,” it seems pretty safe to say we’re talking about Honami.
Honami should boast a 20.7-megapixel camera, run a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, and if some of the latest rumors hit the mark, it could even be capable of recording 4K-quality HD video, all ready for the next generation of super-high-res displays.