A more complete Sony i1 Honami specs list has been unearthed online, confirming the presence of a 1/2.3″-type 20.7-megapixel ExmorRS image sensor.
The Sony i1 Honami smartphone has been mentioned in the leaks before. It will be the PlayStation maker’s response to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and Nokia Lumia 1020. This camera behemoth will not feature an interchangeable lens design, though a large 1/2.3-inch-type 20.7-megapixel sensor will be there, as evidenced by the latest leaks.
Sony i1 Honami specs includes a Bionz image processor to help the 20.7-megapixel sensor
Codenamed Honami, the device will become the company’s flagship smartphone, overtaking the current Xperia Z. The new handset will be powered by a quad-core 2.2GHz processor, as well as a separate Bionz image processing engine, which can be found in Cybershot cameras.
Sony i1 Honami specs also include a 5-inch full HD touchscreen with Triluminos technology, “G” lens, 2GB RAM, built-in 16GB memory expandable via microSD card slot, 2-megapixel Exmor R front-facing camera, NFC, WiFi, 4G/LTE, and a 3,000mAh battery.
Sony G lens dilemma: “to Samsung or to Nokia?”
The Android version of the smartphone remains unknown, but it would be fair to assume that it will run on Android 4.2.
Meanwhile, the Sony G lens probably refers to a special glass made by the company. Although it has been speculated that the mobile phone will support interchangeable lenses, it is very unlikely that this will occur.
It remains to be determined whether Sony will go the Samsung way or will follow Nokia’s path. At the time being, the latter option would be welcomed, as critics have not given the S4 Zoom very positive reviews, while the first Lumia 1020 impressions have been a lot better.
Android-powered cameraphone and more to come at IFA Berlin 2013
Sony has already announced its presence at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin 2013 show, which is commonly referred to as IFA Berlin. The event takes place in early September and most big corporations will reveal their inventions there.
The PlayStation manufacturer might introduce its other creations at IFA Berlin 2013, including the NEX full frame camera