A new specs list of the Sony i1 Honami has appeared on the web, claiming that the smartphone will feature an interchangeable lens system.
Beside Google Glass-like devices, the next big thing in the world of mobile devices consists of camera phones. There have been a few attempts, like the Nokia 808 PureView, but we have witnessed the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom this year, while the Nokia EOS 41-megapixel phone is coming on July 11.
Sony i1 Honami smartphone and RX100 MKII / RX1-R cameras coming on June 27
Sony does not want to remain too far behind in this segment, especially considering the fact that it is a popular digital camera seller. Information about the Mobile Cybershot smartphone has been leaked before and it has been said that the device might be called Honami.
This name is also being used by the new JPEG engine, which will be available in both digital cameras and smartphones. Sony’s JPEG image quality is nowhere near the ones found in Canon and Nikon devices, so the PlayStation maker will address this issue on June 27, when the RX100 MKII, RX1-R, and the Honami phone are coming.
Getting back to the purported name of the Mobile Cybershot, it is rumored that the device will go by the name of Sony i1 in retail, but the truth will only be heard on the aforementioned date.
Sony i1 Honami specs list includes support for interchangeable lens mount
Until June 27, the Sony i1 specs have been leaked. Beside a large 5-inch 1920 x 1080 touchscreen with “Triluminos” and other display technologies, there is a 1/2.3-inch image sensor also found in Cybershot cameras, 2.3GHz quad-core processor, and a “G” lens with interchangeable lens mount support.
The camera on the mobile phone will be joined by Xenon and dual-LED flashes, and a separate BIONZ processing engine to take care of the JPEG images. A front-facing 2.2-megapixel camera will be added into the mix, allowing users to capture 1920 x 1080p videos and to video chat in full HD.
The specs sheet continues with built-in 32GB internal storage with microSD card slot, 2GB RAM, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with improved Xperia user interface, stereo speakers, 4G LTE support, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi, and a 3,000mAh battery.
Amazing specs list makes everything almost unbelievable
Sources also claim that the Sony i1 will have a durable body, which is resistant to water and shocks, as it will be made out of glass, metal, and carbon fiber.
Unfortunately, this almost sounds too good to be true, as the i1 Honami would become the first smartphone in the world to allow users to change its lens.
It is still unknown how Sony plans to attach full-sized optics on a smartphone, but the announcement is happening this week so the company’s fans do not have to wait for too long.