Sony’s cooking up what seems to be a beast, in its labs right now. The Sony Xperia Honami has been leaked quite a few times already, and there’s a system dump leak out there as well, but we now have some specs leaked for pandering about the device.
According to the leak, the Sony Xperia Honami will come with a 5″ full HD display, and a powerful Snapdragon 800 processor, clocked in at 2.2 GHz. There’s a 20 MP 1/2.3″ Exmor RS sensor, and 2 GB RAM. The main attraction is the camera, of course, but the surprise here is the Snapdragon 800 processor. Sony isn’t known for using the latest tech, so yeah.
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sony’s NXP UI on top
- 5.0″ Full HD display, 1920×1080 pixels, ~441 PPI
- 2.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 GPU
- 20 MP 1/2.3″ Exmor RS camera with G-lens and BIONZ image processor, supports 4K video capture, LED flash; front facing 2.1 MP Exmor R camera
- 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card
- NFC, Wi-Fi b/g/n, MHL, IP57
- 3000 mAh battery
The Sony Xperia Honami is IP57 certified, and that is something Sony has been interested in of late, seeing even the Xperia Z was touted for its dust and water resistant features. There are a couple more devices from Sony, which I don’t remember as of now, but Sony’s been more interested in this aspect than other companies.
The Xperia Honami seemingly packs in a punch on paper, and the camera could be a very good one, but Sony’s been pretty average in this regard. Other companies which use Sony’s sensors have achieved better results than Sony itself, so I’m a bit skeptical Sony will deliver a definitive punch even with this camera, but it should be better than the cameras on most of the phones out there, barring the Nokia N8 (possibly), and the Nokia 808 PureView and the Nokia Lumia 1020 (definitely).
Surprise us all, Sony.